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help! fish dying rapidly

7 years 9 months ago #33996 by gverde
Replied by gverde on topic help! fish dying rapidly
I would suggest doing 50-75% a week water changes. 60 fish is a lot. I have a 220 also but only have about 25 fish ranging from 4"-14". I do at least 75% a week water changes with vacuuming the substrate every time. I have 5 filters that filters about 2100 gph and I still don't think it's enough. You need much more filtration than you are using. You need to be in the 2000-3000 gph on that size tank with your bioload.

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8 years 1 hour ago #33681 by dragonkeeper
Cloudy water with 0 nitrates and ammonia usually means a algea bloom. My guess is your filter crashed and toxified the water with something.

Massive water change ---- 80 or 90 percent to clear the water. I would even do another in a few hours. I would also suggest a major upgrade to your filtration.

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8 years 4 hours ago #33680 by Senase
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I have experience with the Aquatops but I have only used them on a 55 and a 125. The one on the 125 is only as a secondary filtration system. I think Scubadivers suggestion of revamping the aquatops is a great idea. Be sure to keep a close eye on water parameters but also your stock. This may lead to a higher susceptibility to diseases because of the stress the fish encountered.

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8 years 7 hours ago #33678 by chefjimmy
Replied by chefjimmy on topic help! fish dying rapidly
how long has the tank been set up? did you use declor? i find it strange that your nitrate is 0, get a new tester.

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8 years 7 hours ago - 8 years 7 hours ago #33677 by scubadiver
Replied by scubadiver on topic help! fish dying rapidly
Reading a few reviews people were not recommending those canisters for tanks over 55 gallons.

I would recommend gutting the inside of the canisters and getting some poret foam and cutting it up and using it as media.

I find canister filters have a tendency to crash easily or be very sensitive. Not sure why but my assumption is that there is a lot bacteria in area that has no oxygen so any slow down or shut off can cause the bacteria to die or spike quickly.

If people are recommending these for 55 gallons you would need 4 of these for tank that size.

You might want to try some nice aqua clear 110's

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8 years 12 hours ago #33676 by Jimmy
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aquatop cf500uv filters regularly 2 added 3rd about 2 hours ago.

3Aci, ruby red, and a zrock the color of the dead fish was very off hard to reconize them they were very light.

Yellow labs, walteri, migano, red empress, sunshine banga, grashaki, sulfer head, ob peacock, ruby green nyierie. Sorry if i buchard any of the spelling.. There were only about 60 fish in the tank and i lost 5 of them today. I have not added anything since the last gcca swap so at least 3 weeks i quarentined for a week before adding them to the big tank.

A yellow lab was holding but i removed her yesterday like i do with all my holding fish. I watch her closely because her and my grashaki seem to hold often and i notice she was holdin on 5/8 so she has only been in there 4 days while holding. I put her in her own 10 gallon tank yesterday and she is doing fine.

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8 years 12 hours ago #33675 by scubadiver
Replied by scubadiver on topic help! fish dying rapidly
What specific cannister filters are you using?

What specific fish died?

What is stocked in the tank?

All the fish to one side of the tank, did a fish breed or have fry

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8 years 13 hours ago #33672 by Jimmy
I have a 220 tank. I did my regular 25% bi-weekly water change. My water got cloudy wich it usually does with the stiring up of the sand when adding new water. I worked last night got home and my water is still cloudy not normal i have 3 dead fish. Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate all test zero, ph is7.8 water temp is normal 79. All the fish are to one side of the tank. They do not look to have rapid mouth movment like they are gasping gills look normal speedas well. I have 350 gallons worth of canister filters on the tank normally and i added my extra 175 gal canister filter all 3 filters have uv ligths on them and always on. I took out and added 100 gallons allready water looks good and still test the same. All the filters have ammonia removers carbon bio rings phosphate remover in them. Please help

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