Urgent help needed Fish Dying

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  1. Chris Speller

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    My pump on my Boyu TL550 gave up last week. I was not at home until the weekend so think it must have been off for 3-4 days with only the flow pump running.

    I lost a flasher wrasse last night and a hawkfish today. The others seem pretty much fine but I'm worried that i could lose more livestock.

    I replaced the pump on Sunday morning and is now working well. Water paramaters are now stabilizing.

    Ammonia 0.2mg/l
    Nitrate 3ppm
    Salinity 1.021
    PH 8.2
    KH 8 dkh

    I have been dosing Red Sea NO3 - PO4 and stability.

    Should I do a precautionary water change? I did one last weekend but obviously that was when the pump was working.
     
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    hi,

    keep up with stability, aim your flow pump up to the surface to create gas exhange, dont dose the NO-PO
     
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    Chris Speller

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    Thanks Dallasg, scary how quickly things can go pear shaped! Very sad about the Hawkfish, one of my first purchases and had him for a couple of years now.
     
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    I k ow the feeling, I lost a lot of fish last June, some were 9yrs old
     

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