04-20-2012, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wseidl515
This is my first saltwater tank, I purchased it used, It has been established and running since 2007. Its been set up in my home for two months now with no issues until this past week. I did a water test on saturday morning using the API test kit. these are my results
Amonnia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm
Phosphate 0.25 ppm
Alkalinity 161.1 ppm kh
Since this test I lost an emerald crab sunday afternoon, I lost a Skunk Cleaner shrimp tuesday evening and now My Lawnmower Blenny is laying against the rocks very little activity and seems to be laboring to breath. I have tested the water several more times since the loss of the crab and the results have not changed from the original test on saturday. what else can i check for to figure out why i am loosing my livestock. please help. and thank anyone and everyone in advance for there help
Are you sure that you lost the Inverts? Or did you just find a molt?
How much Live Rock is in the tank? does it have a Skimmer? Is the tanks bio load at limit with the fish being at full adult size? Your numbers are dead on, I'd not think you were having water issues. Do you dose the tank anything? Do you feed the inverts? Do you feed the Blenny?