05-27-2008, 10:54 PM
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Sorry to hear about the bad luck... hopefully you'll have it all back to normal soon.
Personally, I think you need to do water changes more often. At least 30% every 2 weeks, although 30-40% every week would be beneficial. The algea is probably caused by too many nutrients in the water and all the sunlight. Decreasing the amount of sun exposure and doing water changes more often will help.
It would also be a good idea to buy your own liquid test kit. Don't just accept a "perfect" from the pet store - you don't know how they're testing your water. API has a great liquid kit that will last you a long time.
You should never buy fish from a tank with dead fish in it. Even if the fish you buy look healthy, they could bring desease to your aquarium. If you think it's ick that's getting at your fish, treat them with something like Quick Cure. I'm not sure of the other brands out there, there may be better ones. Definatly don't add any more fish until you have this worked out. You might also want to look for other fish stores in your area, since many of the fish you've been buying have not been healthy.
How do you acclimate new fish?
Hope your tank recovers soon!