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I have a 20g saltwater aquarium. I conditioned the water and have 2 live rocks and a couple fake logs as well as live sand. I have had the tank about a week. I put in a clown fish and a purple bottomfeeder and 2 hermit crabs.

I changed the water today, about 4 gallons. I put the appropriate amount of salt in the water and switched it out. I also cleaned out the filter by taking out the filter parts and rinsing them and puting them back in. The water got really clowdy after I did this.

A few hours after I did this both fish died and I have no idea what I did wrong. I am new to this so any advice on what to do would be much appreciated. Thanks for the help.
 

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Hi sw and welcome to the forum. Okay, I'll be honest, I'm not a SW person but I'll help you the best I can until a SW person comes along.

When you did the water change, how did you prepare the water? From what I know and have researched, you can never add the salt directly to the tank. It must always be premixed in a separate container and then the water added.

In the meantime, I'll see if I can't rustle some help up for you.
 
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