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post #231 of 279 Old 11-09-2013, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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So. The update. I had the day off spent my day in the tank. Took out every single piece of rock all the sand all the fish. Everything. Gutted it.

Took the tank. cleaned it out with fresh water. Painted the back black.

Whats dead:
One Zebra Dartfish
One High-fin Goby
One Peppermint Shrimp
One Harptail Blenny
Multiple members of my CuC.
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post #232 of 279 Old 11-09-2013, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tomorrow. I buy salt and more CuC and start all over again. With what I have left.

Two Clowns
One Tangaroa Goby
One Red-Head Goby
One Chalk Basslet
One pistol shrimp
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post #233 of 279 Old 11-10-2013, 12:51 AM
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Careful about another mini cycle with cleaning too much.This is one time I would think of Beasilybub and get some nice macro algae, I got plenty if you want some.Looks like you still have some pretty sweet fish left, I have been wanting some chalk basslets.
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Pictures would be nice :)
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post #235 of 279 Old 11-10-2013, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Oh there will be pictures. I have to wait for my LFS to open so I can buy some salt and CuC then I will be uploading photo after photo.
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post #236 of 279 Old 11-10-2013, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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So my update was way to early.

Here is what I actually lost.
Both my clownfish, my chalk basslet.

My Red Head Goby is clinging to life it seems.

I am completely unsure what happened...
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post #237 of 279 Old 11-10-2013, 04:24 PM
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I'm so sorry, Nawilson. . . such sad news. *cries*
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post #238 of 279 Old 11-10-2013, 04:45 PM
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Time to step back and assess the situation. First off taking everything out and cleaning it will cause some issues with the bacteria so you may have to go through another cycle wich means elevated levels of nitrogenous compounds. What is your chemistry as of now? Ammonia,nitrites,nitrates,PH?You can also get a second opinion from your local fish store. As I said before I can send you some algaes and micro inverts to help get things running smoothly again if you think that would help.
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Time to step back and assess the situation. First off taking everything out and cleaning it will cause some issues with the bacteria so you may have to go through another cycle wich means elevated levels of nitrogenous compounds. What is your chemistry as of now? Ammonia,nitrites,nitrates,PH?You can also get a second opinion from your local fish store. As I said before I can send you some algaes and micro inverts to help get things running smoothly again if you think that would help.
I took a deep breath and thought a bit about it. I dont have my test kit so ill have to go to an LFS.

Picked up some hermits to replenish my CuC. Hermits are MONSTERS. I love them as a CuC, they can be a terror but they are MONSTERS. I'll keep updating and updating this week.
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post #240 of 279 Old 11-10-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Some pics of my CuC. You can see the Amphipods are out, Snails are eating. Added a bit of food to get things moving a bit.
Saw a small bristleworm. I had a MONSTER in the tank at some point. So waiting to see if he rears his head.
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