help: losing fish, not inverts!

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  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    [quote author=ross6200 link=board=ASAP;num=1097024769;start=15#19 date=10/06/04 at 08:56:40]If that's the culprit, I will let you all know.  But would copper also kill my inverts?[/quote]

    Yes. Also, just because you can't feel stray voltage, doesn't mean that it's not there. Is the tank grounded?
     
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  3. ross6200

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    Yes - the tank is grounded.
     
  4. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    I wouldn't suspect copper is your problem, but something else building up in your water. Your right, o2 shouldn't be a problem with a skimmer on it. Hmmm, I was suspecting your salinity was off, what kind of device are you using to check it with? I just tested my buddies glass against my refractometer, it his was off by .03 on the high side. His was running at 1.028, instead of 1.025.
     
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    I'm not sure of the brands, but I have the floating kind (thermometer-type) and the plexigalss type that you fill. They both give the same reading....
     
  6. hoodoo

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    that part with the voltage is good. I never thaught about that...

    How do you ground a tank? I guess I should do that when I set up my new tank tomorrow.
     
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  9. dano

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    i sort of dont believe that. up here in the land of 10,000 lakes we get some really strong storms that hit the lakes pretty frequintly. a 50 gallon or so tank zapped with 110ac is a pretty close ratio to a 200 acre being zapped with a 100,000 volt bolt of lighting. if that were true every living fish up here would have died 100 years ago.
    thats just my opinion into selling more products.
     
  10. JohnO

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    Dano,

    Are the lakes salt water?

    John
     
  11. fletch

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    Dano I had a fish only tank years ago and I had a beautiful French angle fish that would eat out of my hand. One day I noticed him swimming erratically around the tank, he would bump into the glass and he appeared to be trying to jump out of the tank I couldn't figure out what was wrong and the problem got worse and worse until he died. Well I found out what the problem was!! Salt creped into my light and it was shorting to the salt water in the tank.......... John
     
  12. Terry_B

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    Are you testing the ammonia and pH of the water? Please give us all your water parameters. Do you quarantine all new fish in a seperate tank for 3+ weeks before you add them to your display tank? Have you tried using RO water instead of tap water?
    You can read about quarantine methodology by followintg this link:
    http://www.marineaquariumadvice.com/quarantine_methodology_1.html

    HTH,
    Terry B