Got it. Ty!I wouldn’t. You may be able to adjust the canister return for more surface agitation.
Yeah I'm trying to save money now that I have to get so many things. A cheap power head is fine to me. Now for a hang on top skimmer what do you recommend that is not so expensive?For right now I think a couple power heads pointing towards the surface will go a long way to help your system.
They range from STUPID EXPENSIVE to DIRT CHEAP.........
......I personally am from the DIRT CHEAP camp.Amazon.com : Sun Jvp Series Submersible Circulation Power Head Pump, 800 GPH, 4Piece : Pet Supplieswww.amazon.com
I've used these for years, and am ordering this again now for myself.
And yes, I use a LifeReef skimmer, but although an incredible skimmer, they are a tad pricey......took me a long time to convince myself, and have never looked back.
Thank you for the advise! I'm looking for skimmer options that are not so crazy expensive but are effective.I’ve been following but been busy today. All good advice. Get more surface agitation. Keep temperature lower . As temperatures get higher , oxygen levels drop. But on a normal tank we normally don’t see that happening. I’ve had tank get up to mid 80’s and it didn’t cause any fish losses. But if you are having issues with low oxygen then it could be an issue.
As far as skimmers you can find some decent hang in back from reef octopus and aquaMaxx.
Right now I still don't know what happened and I'll probably never find out haha. It sucks but it is what it is.Okay..this is confusing.
You've had the same setup for a year, and everything was fine?
It appears ALL your fish died within a 8 hr (window) while you were at work?
It's NOT oxygen as you had the same tank running for a year you said in the same parameters.
I initially thought temperature maybe a heater went wacko but that would have killed your corals probably.
The only two things that were introduced into your aquarium where the new (nutrient chemical)
And you said A week before you added some corals etc..
All I can think of is you introduced a disease into your tank but that still wouldn't explain all your fish dying at once within an 8-hour window?
The chemical you put in is just food.
Frankly all I can think of and I'm no expert.. I've had my ups and alot of downs and have had my tank for 20 + years.
All I can think of is an accidental overdose of something? or HEAT? a faulty heater?
Is there any possible way something could have been introduced into the water children guests housekeeper?
I had an unfortunate experience 4 years ago I moved my aquarium and during the process of moving and setting up took a couple weeks which was likely the problem everything died all corals all fish only one made two fish made it a big maroon clown and a flame hawk.
It's the weirdest thing I've ever seen and nobody's ever been able to explain it to me but my corals basically just turned to mush and rotted.
These were corals that were 15 16 17 years old in some cases?
I thought I did everything within reason but sometimes when you're trying to recreate mother nature in a closed small environment nobody has the answers it's just unfortunate 😩
I hope you can find out what happened cuz I know it's a real drag to lose things you feel responsible for.
Sorry for all your troubles, those strips are fine for a quick glance at your perimeters . If you have other test like Salifert it Hanna and number of other good test kits. I don’t think it’s anything wrong with your water quality. You say the clowns are doing good and eating. Good sign. Fire fish can be hit and miss .
Can you add some photos of your tank. The rock, coral and fish. Also a picture of the surface of the tank.
I take it you buy from a local fish store. How long do you acclimate them. I stop acclimating fish years ago. Just temp acclimate and place in tank and don’t add water from bag to tank.
Hopefully the clowns do good . They are hardy fish.
The pictures will be helpful
I don't know either... It's crazy! Sometimes I wonder like is there another creature living here that's killing them? I have some small hermit crabs, one shrimp, I saw a brittle starfish somewhere that probably came inside a coral and that's it. I did see a small worm the other day but i it didn't look like anything (I hope).Looks like good surface movement.
Just keep the clowns for awhile, see how they do long term.
From all the information provided I’m not sure what happened.