Urgent help needed Cloudy water and pisssed off nennie

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  1. LCornelius

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    Hi all,

    Earlier today I had a chat with @FransSny and told him the tank is doing fantastic!
    Months without any issues!

    This afternoon my wife phones and say that the water looks cloudy.
    I arrive home and started up the aquaclear with some carbon, phosgaurd and purigen.

    20:30 the nennie started behaving weird, looks like the sides are starting to curl in.

    All I did was a water change (2 oceans water) on Monday evening. Feeding as usual.

    One thing is that the clown eggs hatched last night.

    SG: spot on
    NO2: 0.5 mg/l
    NO3 25 mg/l (don't understand it, normally below 10)

    I can't test the rest of the params till tomorrow 12:00

    I just added some bacteria to the tank.

    Pointers and help please!!!!!
     
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  3. LCornelius

    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    PS, all other corals happy!
     
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    Mmmm, cloudy water, usually a sign of bacterial bloom, all live stock accounted for, any GUC gone missing? Maybe Nennie regurgitated some food?:confused1:
     
  5. crispin

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    sounds like it might have been a spawning, any chance of that from the nennie or something else in the tank (clams etc?) run carbon and change it often, plus do water changes (although id go with salt mix for now untill things settle)
     
  6. LCornelius

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    Agree that it is a bacterial bloom, just don't know why!
    All my clean up crew is happy as can be.
    The only live stock in the tank is the two breeding clowns.

    I don't feed the nennie, the clowns feed it ;)
    So highly unlikely that it regurgitated food.

    Thanks for the help, appreciated!
     
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    not sure what and why. But do not over react. If all other corals are OK, then most likely there is not much wrong with your water parameters.

    Maybe some bacterial bloom due to all the dead clown babies that hatched last night? But I doubt, most would have been eaten and will not die, lying on the bottom rotting away.

    Check in an hour or 2.
     
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    Hi Crispin, no spawning except the 2 clowns.

    Coral list:

    Nennie (BTA)
    6 x branching Hammer Corals
    1 x Torch Coral
    Colony of green mushroomsColony of red mushrooms.

    2 clowns
    3 hermit crabs.

    Thanks for the help!

    Will do a 50% water change tomorrow with salt mix!
     
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    Thanks Riaan,

    My initial thought was clown babies as well, but then again I have a batch hatching once a week! Never had this before.

    The more I think of it, I can only blame the water change,
    There has been no deaths in the tank or water temperature changes in the tank for months.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    If nothing has died it is most likely the anemone has spawned. Nothing to worry about it is a common occurrence.

    Don't go and do water changes and add chemicals to try and fix. You will only mess with the stable conditions you already had. The cloud is live anemone sperm and will only cause issues once it dies. All you need to do is skim heavily and add extra mechanical filtration like filter mat or wool to remove before the sperm dies. With a good skimmer and regular filter mat changes the water should be clear in 3 to 4 hours. Test ammonia for signs on sperm die off.
     
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    I could kiss you right now!
    That is probably the correct answer!
    Thanks good sir!

    The last 3 - 4 hours the skimmer has been skimming crazy (skimming wet)!

    Thanks @Nemos Janitor, much apreciated!

    +1
     
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    This is what you might have missed out on.

     
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    Now who says reefing is boring?
     
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    If you use Two Oceans water I would agree.
     
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    That is insane!!
     
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    I have only once in the past had a bad experience with their water.

    I think it is time I make the switch to salt mix.
     
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    Very much so. I have heard some horror stories. You have to understand that they pull their water from an operational harbor which also happens to catch most of the CBD storm water.
     
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    Thanks Nj that was interesting.:)
     
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    its funny how sometimes people need to read the same thing twice to hear it:p
     
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    Thanks for all the help and reassurance guys!

    Tank is clear again and nennie super happy!
     
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