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

  1. Thales

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    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

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    :'( :'( :'(

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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

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

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

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    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

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    sorry to hear about tank lmk if i can help
     
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    For some of you who haven't seen Rich's tank..
    http://www.bareefers.org/discussion/index.php?topic=2614.0
     
  16. iani

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

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

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

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    Holy sh!t!!! Damn sorry to hear that!! If you need anything from me, let me know!
     
  20. under_water_ninja

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    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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