Ok Guys this is my situation. I have no idea what the vex is going on with my tank. I love my saltwater tank, but it is about ready to kill me from frustration. This is my longwinded story, but needed to you get the full picture.
Yesterday, a family member came over. I was not in the area of my tank. I hear all kinds of action going on, so I go check to see what it was. Well they choose to aggravate my foxface lo....So they could see it get frazzled , and change colors, and stick up it spines. The fish was going crazy. Hitting the bottem of the tank, ect. I quickly put a stop to that, and went into a rant. That won't happen again.
So since they are stressed out. I figure give them an hour to relax a bit, and do a partial water change.
Prior to water change these where my readings:
Ph: 8.0 ppm
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0.25 ppm
Nitrate: 40 ppm
This morning I wake up to both my Angel fish dead. So now I am freaked out and sad about the situation. My current readings now are:
Nitrite: 0.00 ppm
Nitrate: 80 ppm (wtf)
I had a r/o water system put on my home. Partly for the fish, partly for myself and my dogs.
I have used the r/o water for all water changes since (about 3 months).
Yesterday all I put into the tank was water and Salt. (instant ocean)
Someone please help me to why both my anglefish died. All the other fish look ok. Even my foxface lo. And why the hell my nitrate leval is so high. I'm frustrated with this situation. On the brink of turning the tank into freshwater, but I love the saltwater fish, but I don't want to lose anymore fish.