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  1. pwsk

    pwsk Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    i know i dont write on here often but could use a little help woke up this morning around 5 house smelled funny went over to the tank 40 breeder that was were the bad smell was tank was cloudy looked in my sump protien skimmer over flowing my brs reactor wasnt workiing put my hand in sump and got shocked real bad the power cord from the pump had seperated feed electrcity into the tank fish are stressed but corals look bad frog spawn dead torch dead zoas all closed up snails and hermits dead did 10 gallon water change just wondering is my tank dead or dying or can it be saved any help woul be great thanks sorry for the long post:cry:
     
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  3. Dr. Bergeron

    Dr. Bergeron Peppermint Shrimp

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    That's a rough one, did you have your tank plugged into a GFCI? As long as you remove the current and get everything back in working order what has survived will keep surviving. I would do several water changes over the next week to help with any die off in the tank.
     
  4. pwsk

    pwsk Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    it was pluggged into surge protecter and i have a titanium grounding rod but nothing tripped for some reason
     
  5. pink4miss

    pink4miss Panda Puffer

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    get a air stone in the tank for the fish
     
  6. pwsk

    pwsk Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    ok ill do it it right now
     
  7. Foreverfishy

    Foreverfishy Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Surge protector isnt made to help with shortages around water thus the reason why you need a GFCI outlet and probably the reason it didnt trip.

    Also, in my grounding probe, it has to be connected to the outlet vice surge protector so that may make a difference too.
     
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  9. pink4miss

    pink4miss Panda Puffer

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    if you have any extra pumps to move water get the water in the tank moving , point the pumps to the surface. you want to get that water aerated to help the fish breath
     
  10. pwsk

    pwsk Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    the probe is connected to the outlet i will put in a new outlet this morning my pumps are running fish still hiding
     
  11. TritonsGarden

    TritonsGarden 3reef Sponsor

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    If you have dead corals and cloudy water, remove them ASAP. Do a large water change and add carbon to remove the nastys. Would also add some Prime or equivalent to neutralize any ammonia. Sorry this happened.
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This this this.

    Once corals start dying it begins a cascade effect, the decay of one coral causes another death and so on and so forth, add to that non existent available O2 because it's now being used by the huge bacterial bloom that is about to take place.