Crash

cthulhu77

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Added in some new animals today, as well as some rock. 5 hours later, everything is dead. Everything.

Sometimes, I wonder why I try to keep animals. I am totally non-plussed by this event.
 

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This is a long time reef tank, I added in the new stuff and everything died. Still kind of reeling...my favourite saltwater fish, Kosh, who I have had for years is in the freezer...all of the mollies, all of the shrimp. Dead.

This just sucks.

Obviously, there was a toxin of some sort in the new stock. It almost makes me want to completely quit keeping a salt tank. I breed a lot of freshwater fish species, and that makes me happy.

Still can't believe it.
 

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well. im not an expert, but i'll throw my 2 cents in. my guess would be either a sick fish or there was somethin funky on the rock. either way, a saltwater tank is a big investment, and a big commitment. it would be pretty disappointing to lose it.
 

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Hey Greg, I'm sorry to hear that. You've got more knowledge and experience at this than just about anyone, so I hope you don't give it up. But I can see how that would be a devastating discovery.
 
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Very sorry. I know how discouraging a crash feels.

Was the new rock fully cured? Some people have had crashes after just re-organizing their aquascaping, because of sponges dying.
 

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I pulled out the new rock, there had to have been a toxic substance on it, and it was supposed to be cured.
I'm not sure what I am going to do at the moment, I just feel terrible about the animals.
 

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:sad: Sorry to hear it. That sucks.
 

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Awful, Greg! Sorry to hear it. I'm fighting something nasty in my tank (freshwater) at the moment too - no one at the fish store knows what it is and half the fish are now in a hospital tank. Hoping like hell it doesn't all crash - and I think it also came in on new stock. :sad: Condolences!!
 

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