HELP another dead tang!!!

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by reefer3, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    when the door is closed it's not a tight seal or anything, there must be an 1-1 1/2 at the bottom, there is no negative pressure.
     
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  3. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    O.K its not a tight seal forget I said anything .. Good luck bet it will not happen in the summer time :)
     
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  4. Fusion

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    i dont know bout you but i would buy damsels to cycle a tank. yes they are tough, tough as hell that why they dont die. but then the live, grow and become really aggressive and pain in the ass to catch in a reef tank. use green chromis or non-aggressive starter fish. sheepshead minnows. dont use the domino or zebra damsels, those guys suck
     
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    that was... i would NOT buy damsels. typo screw up!
     
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  6. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    all i was stating is that this door is rarely closed. I moved this tank upstairs last June, then everything died 2 months later or so....about the middle of August. I hadn't touched the tank until a month ago, that's why i didn't think it was the air in the utility room, it sure could be though, when you say add a vent with outside air, is that the the h2o heater? cause my furance has a pipe to induct outside air. Thanks

    Derrick
     
  7. PackLeader

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    I'm still saying stray voltage. For these reasons: the inverts went first, then the tangs. And correct me if I'm wrong, but if the tank became low on oxygen and high in co2, wouldnt his PH have plummited and not be at 8.4?
     
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  9. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    okay how do i check this, for voltage......ground probe? how to install and where to purchase. thanks

    derrick
     
  10. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    Alright, just got back from the LFS, since i have found no skeletons in my tank and that there are no signs of fish ever being there, he thinks i may have a mantis shrimp or rock crab, he tested my water and everything checked out a-okay, so what is the best way to find this guy?? He told me to take a beer bottle, and put a cocktail shrimp in it, to see if that attracts him, any other ideas, thanks, karma to everyone that has helped me out..

    Derrick
     
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A mantis would not be able to take down a healthy tang and a rock crab would most likely leave carcasses or fish parts behind. I highly doubt that's your problem.
     
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  12. reefer3

    reefer3 Astrea Snail

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    Alright, I'll keep checking things out, and keep everyon posted, thanks

    derrick