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Old 06-04-2010, 06:45 AM   #11
 
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Throw a bag of activated carbon in the sump and wait a few weeks to throw any more LR in there. Let's just make sure that you don't have a relapse before you throw more rock in...
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:08 AM   #12
 
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i tossed a bag in yesterday or the day before... the wife and i were talking and had the idea that perhaps some of the toxins have leached into the sand (well settled into the sand really) so our thought was to shut down the sump . put the few critters we have left in the refugium, then vacuum off the top of the sand then add about 20 pounds of new live sand and mix it like crazy.. let that settle.... rework the rock and again let everything settle.. get the sump flow back on and after a week or two add a bit of LR so total time would be 3-4 weeks but doing things to make the environment better in the process...what are your thoughts of this plan???

oh hey BTW we found the feather duster had abandoned his tube and we saw him on the sand this morning we carefully picked him up in a specimen container, target feed him with some marine green water, then placed him in the refugium to settle down and rebuild his tube... this is a sign that there is hope yet (in my eyes at least)
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:14 AM   #13
 
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well i think i am going to start a new thread unless any one has any suggestions or advice left for here.. thanks to all .......
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:48 AM   #14
 
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I definitely think your water temp is too high. I would have it no higher than 78 deg. for a reef setup. You might need a water chiller if the temp does not go down.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:21 PM   #15
 
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i have always kept my tanks at high temp.... not trying to be argumentative just stating my preference.... in fact after adding te sump the temp has fallen to the 78 degree mark over the last few days and seems to be holding stable... i intend to keep it there for now until i get everything growing again... then back to 80-82 the main reason for this is that the few degrees higher temp promots growth and helps things take off a bit faster... not to mention if i do begin to get a problem in my system i see it faster and treatment is a bit quicker.... i do the same in my FW set ups with fantastic results.... this wipe out was a result of a poor stocking choice on my part and a lesson well learned LOL
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:34 AM   #16
 
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It will come as no big surprise that I agree with Wake. I would not add any more live rock or sand at this time. In addition, I would keep the sump running, using fresh activated carbon every 3rd day for a couple of weeks. It wouldn't hurt to do a 5 gallon water change daily until you start to see things "perk up".

In some ways you are very fortunate that your stocking level was not higher. And I do agree with your final conclusion, that it was just a poor choice in livestock (the anemone) that resulted in your situation. It is very frustrating that in the year 2010 we would actually have people recommending anemones as being easy to keep in captivity. They are exceedingly difficult in the hands of most hobbyists and really need someone with an extremely keen eye for picking healthy livestock. I am not personally confident in my ability to do this, and would suggest that very few people need to consider an anemone for their tank.

Any chance you could post some updated pictures here in this thread? I am actually going to set the alarm on my cell phone to go off in 8 hours to remind me to check back in on this. I've been rather distracted with other things lately.... my apologies to all.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:39 AM   #17
 
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wow thanks pasfur .... yeah things are on the rise at this point and the pods are coming back fast!!!!!!!!!! i did make a post about a rebound and as soon as the time permits i will take and post some pix....
i ran a full spectrum of tests yesterday and again my readings are stable (as posted in the other thread) put in my last carbon last week and need to buy some more.... skimmer pulling great stuff out and the water looks great......
i only have 5 crabs left at this point and three corals that are appearing to do well... i will get those pix and do an update soon....
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #18
 
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Here is the new thread: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...rebound-44548/

We can just close this one to not create 2 conversations on the same situation.
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