Discussion in 'ASAP' started by scottmwoods, Jul 5, 2012.
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3rd clown in trouble. Had a friend come over and look at her. Said looks like ph burn.
Barley breating. I expect about an hour and she will pass
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Never mind. She just passed. She was my first clown that I got
Sorry for the loss. I wish I had an answer for you.
Are you still doing 30 gallon water changes? Maybe slow down on those as they may be stressing the fish even more.
You have a very large amount of livestock in this tank, and many potentially large fish. I suspect much of your problems are due to overstocking and subsequent stress. You may even have a marginal amount of dissolved O2, leading to further complications.
Would a lack of dissolved O2 lead to the low ph? 7.2 and 7.4 seem like really low numbers to me.
I don't understand what is going on. All the other fish are doing fine but the clowns are dieing off. Im going to do another complete test. Post in a min
Indeed. pH is a function of CO2, which is a function of O2.
I thought so, which is the explanation of why ph is higher in the evening after the lights have been on all day; there is more dissolved O2 from algae and coral. Also, its the reason to run the fuge light on an opposite schedule of the DT.
Back to the OP, are the fish swimming near the surface?
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