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Old 11-19-2009, 03:03 AM   #161
 
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I noticed above you also mentioned the live rock smelled a bit when you bought it, so I am thinking it was not fully cured.....when I bought mine, I had no odor at all.
and am wondering since I deal with India all the time (Mumbai and Delhi most) I know that power outages and power irregularities are common ....unless in your part of India this is less common...we don't have many imports from Kolkata so am not sure of this region...., so am wondering if this added to the stink, adding more die off on the rock?

1) very warm temp (from your earlier posts)
2) uncured live rock
3) possible power outage or outages and irregularities.

I could see the above adding to the smell ?

Maybe try and rearrange your live rock, lift it and maybe move the sand under it.

Just a thought

i stay in kokata, a metropolitan city of india in the eastern side, u guys must be knowing the name Calcutta.
Okay now regarding Power Cuts Yes they happen in india a lot, though last week i have connected my tank power supplies with the generator so if the current goes everything will be started within 10 - 15mins.
My powercuts was sometimes 1/2 hour to 1 hour to 2 hr twice or thrice a week. Is this the problem.Might be.

Does a powerhead cannot be stopped for this much long? Okay now it wont happen due to generator.

Lets wait and see if this was the problem.

Plz reply at the earliest.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:10 PM   #162
 
I'm actually very angry having just read the whole thread and am amazed that people are still trying to help you. In actual fact I don't think anybody can, it's about helping yourself.

You blatantly did NO research before plunging into the unknown and setting up the tank. I've been fish keeping for nearly 10 years and have had a genuine fear for saltwater tanks until recently!

Did you think it was going to be easy?

Your far too impatient and it's cost several fish their lives. You take matters into your own hands, buy ridiculously unsuitable fish and listen to nobody until the inevitable happens. Then you come running back for advice with your tail between your legs.
You even tried to blame your LFS for your tank crashing?!

Why on earth have you even gone marine? I know they're great, but you can't do it on a budget. As sad as it is, you need a decent amount of cash. I can't remember exactly what it was, but it was something integral to the marine system and you just flat out couldn't afford it.

Sorry if I have come off as out of line or a bad guy, but I'm not. You are.



Now for something constructive.

Restart the tank again. Listen to the advice your given and stick to what the members here say RELIGIOUSLY.

The members of this forum know more than any LFS and that's a fact with very few exceptions. The members of this forum aren't trying to sell you anything either. In fact pasfur actually tried to GIVE you an alkalinity kit!



Sorry if this has upset you in any way, and if I'm way off the mark I apologize. If indeed your LFS has completely done you over, then I am VERY sympathetic towards you. It's not unheard of and it's really not cool.

I wish you the best of luck and would love to see the tank thrive!
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:15 AM   #163
 
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Thanks a lot for readind the thread & Thanks for advice willieturnip(though very rude). But why should i start the tank again. Its okay. I just need to wait to add fish. Pasfur has told me that bro, so the ich goes away. Monetary i am giving everything i can, so whats wrong with d cash. My tank will be completing 3rd month and that would be great. I just wont start again. Pasfur never told me. What abt stink? Do u know d answer? U r in this profession for last 10 years. U must have gone this. Plz read again my thread and solve it out if u can. Let see how experience u r.

Can i add a couple of perculas in my QT at this moment for 1.5 month? Only after checking ammonia & nitrates.

Plz reply.

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:25 AM   #164
 
No no no.

If you could keep a pair of clowns in a small QT tank for an extended period of time then why the heck would you have so many problems with your display tank?!

WAIT 90 DAYS THEN GO FROM THERE!


In the mean time, research algae scrubbers. One would perfectly fit the bill here. They are cheap and easy to build and many people have replaced their skimmers with them.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...ver-diy-18000/


On the smell front, how deep is your sand bed? I'm thinking that if it's 2-4 inches it could be trapping detritus and generating huge amounts hydrogen sulphide, which flipping stinks!

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #165
 
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I agree with Willie. Patience is one of the most vital tools in this hobby. Address the problems in the tank and then worry about fish. The stink has a root. We need to find that root.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:43 AM   #166
 
Sorry about the blasphemy and thanks for sorting it aunt kymmie. Getting a bit aggravated and forgot it could be offensive.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:01 AM   #167
 
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90 days ich ends on 15th jan. Till then if i get fish now, i will keep them QT.

Okay i just came back in Kolkata today and i can see again some brown algae in sand, glass and rock. Its diatom bloom again or its water quality concern. I am using RO filter purified water for drinking purpose in my home. The temp is 81.6 deg farhenhiet. Its winter here in India.

Plz help regarding brown algae, should i go for DIY.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:25 AM   #168
 
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i hav been following this thread since the beginning.....Willieturnip and pasfur have both told you to not get anymore fish until you figure out and get your tank straightened out. Why would you get a fish just to keep it in QT for so long ??? and how do you know everything is going to be stable enough in your display on january 15th to beable to move these fish over?????? I would NOT purchase anymore fish untill after your 90 day mark. I dont know how it works over there but here in the states you can put a deposit on a fish and the lfs will hold it for you. If you are rushing to buy fish because you arent sure when the next time they will be available then talk to them about putting a deposit down
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:32 AM   #169
 
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90 days ich ends on 15th jan. Till then if i get fish now, i will keep them QT.

Okay i just came back in Kolkata today and i can see again some brown algae in sand, glass and rock. Its diatom bloom again or its water quality concern. I am using RO filter purified water for drinking purpose in my home. The temp is 81.6 deg farhenhiet. Its winter here in India.

Plz help regarding brown algae, should i go for DIY.
You know how to be successful in this hobby? Be patient.

You know how you get Patience? Wait for it.

Please. One step at a time. Stop worrying about Jan 15 and start worrying about today. Don't buy any fish. Get your tank stable. Mollie is right. What if something else happens?

As for the brown algae: I think that constantly messing with the tank is muddying up the water. Start addressing problems and leave it to heal.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #170
 
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Thanks guys. I luv u all bro for helping me.

The LFS here dont believe in any deposit. They will sell it immediately to any customer who is paying a bit more. They are totally cheaters when it comes to fishes. They will sell me an ill fish if i give advance and sell the good ones to others. Saltwater fishes are very difficult to get in India, specially in Kolkata. Even if u see it somewhere it gets sold very fast. Saltwater fishes are considered Rare Species in Kolkata. Try to understand friends. It not me here who is in hurry, but the circumstances makes me like that.

Can anyone suggest me a bottle of branded Phosphate Remover Kit.

DIY was cheap but my wife wont allow me. Short of Space in my home brothers.

Thanks a lot everybody who is concerned. BTW Whr is Pasfur? Long time no Post from him.

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