04-12-2009, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by willow
that's awfull,i'm really sorry to read this,what happenend ?
Well I'm blaming it on a log I bought from petsmart. Half the fish died 24hours after adding it. I took it out on Friday after I had another unexplainable nitrite spike. However blaming a log didn't make sense to me..... So I sat it in a bin full of water, 24 hours later I tested the water. Got a 5ppm or possibly off the scale nitrite reading and a 1ppm ammonia reading
. So I blame the log. Not sure how/why its doing that, its also making the water all white. First and last time I buy wood from petsmart. The tank has been fine since I took it out. Restocking it and getting it back to the way it looked is going to take some time though. The 8-10 rummy nosed tetras I lost where 2 year old adults, my caecilians ate half of the dead ones too. They should be fairly easy to replace with young ones, but I'm going to have my panda garras shipped to me. I was plaining on ordering 4 more and splitting overnight shipping with a local guy who also wanted some. I had to cancel that order at the last second, which means he didn't get his fish either. I still plain to order, but now I have to replace the 3 I lost too, so it's going to cost almost twice as much
. Cost doesn't bother me as much as the fact that I killed the ones I had. I feel so bad when I kill wild caught fish.
Last edited by Mikaila31; 04-12-2009 at 09:10 PM..