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    Hi all. I put up my new tank up 4 weeks ago. I have about 13kg of live rock in tank. Im using a Berlin airlift skimmer and a 1000l/hour canester filter. I interedused my first live stock after 2 weeks. 1 week later i bought another 3 fishes. All 3 of them died about 5 days later. Then i started to look for fault i relised that the skimmer does not work like it should. Can that be the cause of death and if so what is the signs to look out for.
     
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    Hey ther callie sorry for loss dude first of all do you have some pics for us to look at - easier to help you with pics - then do have any test kits?
     
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    No i dont have any test kids. Unfortunely i dont have photos af tank here with me. Can the fish loss be because of the skimmer that did not work. The fish that died all have a pienk marks on there skills.
     
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    What makes you think the skimmer is not working properly - you should have tons of bubbles forcing their way up a narrow neck and a dark brown smelly liquid collecting in a cup on the very top - Oh and what water are you using - mixed water or natural sea water?
     
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    Im using mixed water. Salt is 1,025 The oak that i bought the skimmer from did not explain how much air should be used for skimmer. I thought that thee more air flow the better it will work. When a friend of mine told me that he already have almost a cup full of waist using a other type of skimmer i phoned the skimmer agents and they told me how to set airflow on skimmer. Since then i removed about 3/4 cup of waist.
     
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    Ok how big is your tank? Length depth height - how much of water volume (litres)?
     
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    And do you have a sump?
     
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    no skimmer is internal
     
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    Meaning it is in the main display tank?
     
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    All bio materials are in canester filter.
     
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    yes
     
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    OK canister is a big :nono: nono - it basically catches alot of detritus (dirt and muck) and becomes a nitrate factory which in turns becomes amonia which becomes very toxic to fish - what fish are still alive?
     
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    I skimmer is in the tank not a good idea coz if the cup overflows you will have alot of fatalities - its the same as thwrowing someone into a sewer dam - they not gonna come out alive!
     
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    so what do you suggest i do?
     
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    would you be able to do a 50% water change? - if yo can do it but do it slowly! What do you have on the tank floor - sand - coral?
     
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    Hows the temperature? And how much and what food are you feeding?
     
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    27 degrees. Cant remember the food brand. The 1 is a green holder and other 1 is a blue holder. Sam's aqarium suggest the food.
     
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