Serpent Sea Star, loosing arms.

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by asilefx, Apr 22, 2006.

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  1. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Yup, dont want pulses of the big E in your tank.
     
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  3. asilefx

    asilefx Skunk Shrimp

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    How would I ground the tank?

    All my equipment is grounded. The submersible pumps are both grounded.
     
  4. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Your Nitrates are zero. WOW I would check that again. I've never had nitrate at 0 maybe 10 or 15 but never 0.

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  5. asilefx

    asilefx Skunk Shrimp

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    They are always 0. I've tried it with several test kits, they are always 0.
    Nitrites also stay at zero.

    I use Nitrate sponges in my sump, I'm sure they help.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, electricity wise :) I'm thinking stray voltage. Do you have a ground probe in the tank?
     
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  9. asilefx

    asilefx Skunk Shrimp

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    No I don't. I didn't know they even had those. Only problem is I wouldn't know what to hook it up to. Would anything metal outside the tank work? That's what works for computers.
     
  10. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You don't have to hook a ground probe up to anything. You just put the probe into the tank and plug the other end into an outlet. :)
     
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  11. asilefx

    asilefx Skunk Shrimp

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    I'll order one right away.

    I just hope I can find and outlet, I've already filled up two power strips.

    Thanks for the help.

    I did try feeding the sifting star, he didn't take the food. I ended up lifting him and putting the food under him. Then the cleaner shinp came down and took the krill from him.
     
  12. SAW39

    SAW39 Ritteri Anemone

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    Asilefx, Ive been having a similar problem with my chocolate chip seastar. In my case, the damage is either due to an infection, or a response to a sudden change in salinity or probably both.
    She's had the damage to her legs for 4 weeks now, but is still hanging in there, eating and moving as per normal.
     
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