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HELLO . i'm new to this and realy need some help , i've got my new marine tank set up , i've added a powder blue tang wich lasted 3 days before dieing , i then added a badger face , and the same again 3 days , they dont seem to be eating , i,ve checked my salt levels , ph , nitrite , they all seem to be spot on , so whats the probleb ? .......thanks raza ,
Powder blue tang is a very bad choice for a new tank, even if it had survived your cycle they are very territorial and would cause alot of problems with any future additions to your tank, as far as the "badger face", i assume you are referring to a foxface which is a very common species of rabbitfish. Though considerably hardier than the tang is still a poor choice for an uncycled system. If you could provide more information about your tank, size, filtration, water parameters inluding ph, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate I would be glad to help guide you in cycling and stocking your new aquarium : )
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Originally Posted by raza
it takes about 4-6 weeks to cycle a tank. I hate to say it but as your nitrite spikes over the next couple of weeks it is very likely that you will lose the remaining fish in your tank. If you can i would try and return them to your lfs until your nitrite has spiked and dropped then you can reclaim them after doing a 25% water change. I feel i should also add that even when cycled, the fish you have had in your tank are way to large for a 26 gallon, powder blue tang requires atleast a 75 minimum, preferably 125 or larger, and the same goes for the foxface. either way, keep us updated and i'll do what I can to help you
Originally Posted by raza
I would suggest getting all fish out, inverts, corals, wheatever. They need out. Could you please name your equipment (filter, heater, type of lighting w/ bulb wattage, etc)?
To help you out right now, I would do 25-50% changes every day with livestock in it untill your levels are stable. Do you have FO, FOWLR, or Reef?
Originally Posted by Cody
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