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Old 05-22-2008, 03:34 AM   #11
 
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Have you decided on how your salinity became so high?

It appears to me that you have been using salt water to replace evaporated water. Did you realize that salt does not evaporate? Evaporation replacement should occur with freshwater. You might occassionally replace evaporation with saltwater to account for "salt creep", but this would be rare.
yep i just realized that now, i;ve been replacing lost water w/ salt water too, i've just replaced it w/ fresh water twice last year when salt was at 1.03 but not as high as it is right now.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:35 AM   #12
 
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Probobly a Blue Tang, did you quarantiene it for a couple weeks before putting it in. Blue Tangs usually get (carry)ich when you first put it in the tank and they probobly infected all of your fish. This fish req's at lease 125 gal of water.
no i did not quarantine it, so that's the culprit ? ich killed my fish ?
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:53 AM   #13
 
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That and the hypersalinity you had in the tank.

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Old 05-22-2008, 07:31 AM   #14
 
ok i'm down to 2 fish now the clown fish to be specific, the remaining damsel died when i got home today and i bought a Pimafix anti-fungal treatment from API http://www.fishandfins.co.uk/pimafix.htm



what i did right now is removed 25% of my water and replaced it w/ fresh water. now salinity is exactly between 1.02 and 1.03 and i applied 5 ml per 10 gallon as instructed on the medication i bought right now and turned of my filteration system as per instruction of the medication. am i on the right track ?

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Old 05-22-2008, 10:24 AM   #15
 
bugoy, try to keep your salinity to more specific readings, 1.02->1.03 is a big difference, also i hope that this treatment you purchased does not have any copper in it. Copper is very hard to remove from your tank once it is already in there.(it will actually sink into your rock,silicone,substrate) and it will kill your inverts and corals.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:36 AM   #16
 
how do i know if it has copper ? all is written at the back regarding ingredients are "Active Ingredient: Pimenta Racemosa" ?
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:16 AM   #17
 
It usually has a breakdown of all the ingredients on the back, I took a look at the link you provided it says it is safe for coral plants?. maybe someone else has any experience with this treatment.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:57 AM   #18
 
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Did you ever see any signs of Ich? Tell me again why we are treating this tank.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:06 AM   #19
 
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Did you ever see any signs of Ich? Tell me again why we are treating this tank.
7 fish all 1 year old died in two days. don't see anysign of weakness before the day it happened when i just got home from work i just saw it, and the other day i saw 1 out of the 4 remaining fish has a white cotton spot covering half of it's body left side, then when i got home he's dead.

salinity is at 1.04 when i checked now it's down to 1.025 because i changed 25% of my 75 gallon tank w/ fresh water and treated it w/ API Pimafix. 24 hour has passed 2 remaining fish are still normal and strong.

observation after applying pimafix, algea started to melt or disappear from rocks? and white chalk like powder is visible on the rocks what the hell are they ?
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:01 AM   #20
 
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I don't hear anything in this that sounds like Ich. A picture would help tremendously, both in diagnosing th disease and in explaining the white dust.
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