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Llama

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Feb 6, 2005
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Hi,
This is the first time i've tried the saltwater tank thing, and i'm struggeling. There isnt many shops around here that can actually help. My fish keeps dying!

I've baught all the filters, test kits, heaters etc. and my tank has been running for just about 2 weeks. The people at the pet store told me to put in tester fish (Black Mollys) to help with the biological filter, but they keep on dying!!

I have tested for PH, Salt in the water, Nitrite, Nitrate and Amonium and it all seems fine.

can it be that the current created by my pump is to strong or that there might be to much oxygen blown in?

WHAT SHOULD I DO? Please Help!
 

bradreef

always kidding
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La mesa CA
tell us about what you do have and have already done. tank size, filter name, live rock, sand, and so on. we then can make suggestions.
 

gobie

dave the gobie
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Dec 2, 2004
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Auburn
Brad Is Right We Need More Info About Your Tank. Try Posting Your All Your Test Results. What Is Your Equiptment Used On The Tank
 

NaH2O

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Welcome to Reef Frontiers!!! We can hopefully help to get you on the right track for a successful tank. I would also like to know what kind of test kits you are using, and if you could list your water parameters (i.e. specific gravity=?, ammonia=?, nitrites=?, nitrates=?, pH=?, etc. for the tests you have).

Thanks!
 

rhidien

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Jan 20, 2005
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seattle
not to start knocking any local petstores, but if you tell us where abouts you are, some of the locals around here may be able to point you to a good knowledgable store around you.. course, always do lots of research before just listening to anyone, especially pet stores, as you'll quickly find out, there are a lot of opinions in this hobby and often enough, you'll find stores don't always offer the best ones.
 

dogwood707

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Feb 22, 2005
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Oregon
Yes rhidein is right, the pet stores are not always the best source of infirmation. Because they own a business, and unfrotunatly a lot of the stores are more concerned on selling stuff. If there is nothing to be soled, and you are just getting information, then many times the store just doesn't know their information. And rhidien is right again, do lots and lots of research, this is a good way to learn new stuff about the hobby, And a great way to find the best solution to your problem. Good luck!
 
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