Sadness

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Thales, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Got home last night and the tank was white with pH of 10.5.

    I did a water change and added vinegar (like half a gallon) to bring the pH down - I have no idea if those were a good idea or not, but it seemed better than doing nothing. I also added a big sock of carbon.

    Initially, I thought only two picasso's and a potters are still alive. However, after getting the pH under control one clown I swore was dead is up and swimming. All the snails appear to be dead or twitching. Many white sps.

    I love this hobby?


    I did about 40% last night and 40% this morning. Still cloudy. I suspect its all the dead and dying stuff as well as a bacteria bloom from all the vinegar.

    Lots of white sticks and dead fish.

    Doing a 150 gallon water change tonight.

    This was my fault, not the fault of equipment. I added Kalk, didn't mix it, and it topped off right into the system for several hours. In the future, I will be turning off the ATO for several hours after charging the kalk reactor, as well as adding a ph controller on the pump.
     
  2. Elite

    Elite Guest

    :'( :'( :'(

    Don't know what to say other than very sorry to hear Rich :'(
     
  3. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Oh man, hope it all works out...
     
  4. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Don't know what to say... My tank is your tank. Whatever you need.
     
  5. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    what Bryan said. That sucks, lmk if I can do anything.
     
  6. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    My stick department is meh, but if you need help in the puddle department, let me know :)
     
  7. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    i wish i sill had my tank so you could have some of my "ugly" corals.
     
  8. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Guest

    Sorry to hear about your lost Rich. Let me know if there anything I could do to help.
     
  9. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Ahhhhh, so sorry to hear that Rich :(
    But your tank will come back and look even better than it did before! Keep us posted
     
  10. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Let me know if I can help in any way.
     
  11. TimTen

    TimTen Guest

    I'm so sorry to hear this Rich.
     
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yikes brother, if you ever feel like getting the sticks up and going again you can come with bone shears and grab some colorful specimens.
     
  13. Brianbigoats

    Brianbigoats Guest

    sorry to hear about tank lmk if i can help
     
  14. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Guest

  15. Elite

    Elite Guest

    For some of you who haven't seen Rich's tank..
    http://www.bareefers.org/discussion/index.php?topic=2614.0
     
  16. iani

    iani Guest

    That sucks Rich, sorry to hear the news.
     
  17. alve

    alve Guest

    Oh man, sorry to hear! If you need any frags of what I have let me know, they are yours.
     
  18. nasotang

    nasotang Guest

    Sorry to hear about the tank Rich. If you need frags let me know.
     
  19. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    Holy sh!t!!! Damn sorry to hear that!! If you need anything from me, let me know!
     
  20. Sorry bro!!! I can only imagine the time, effort and money you had into that tank!!!! Hope your recovery goes well!!!! Everybody here is here to help!
     

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