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  1. Big Blue

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    I'm new around here and would like to say Hi to every-one. My big blue Tang is not well covered with spots, she brought me here.
     
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    Hi there, welcome to MASA. Can you tell us a bit more about your setup? Size, filtration, water parameters, other inhabitants? Pics can help a lot as well. There is a link in my signature on posting pics :)
     
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    Hi / welcome and good luck .
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    Hello,
    My tank is 200lt including the sump below which is 45lt. Water parameters currantly look as follows...Salinity 1026,PH8.5, KH 9dkh,PO4, 0.5mg/l, NH3/4 0.5mg/l, No3 10mg/l, NO2,0.0 mg/l.
    Livestock includes 1black/blue wrasse, 2 Clown,1 Dotty back, 1 Blue Regal tang, 1 yellow headed gobi, 5 Hermits, 6 Turbo snails, 2 Cleaner Shrimps....deep sand bed and about 40kg live rock.
    I over clean my tank just over a week ago and doing this caused my biological to clasps...since have re-build it by adding chickern borns from a stable system back into mine to kick start the biological filter.
     
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    welcome.. What do you feed your tang?
     
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    Hi There...feeding my Regal tang, Ocean Nutrition Formula1 and 2..adding some garlic power from brightwell, and vitality from seachem and oh yes Spirulina stick on tablets every 3 days.
     
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    A 155l tank is too small for a regal tang as they like big open swimming space and they also get big. How big is he at the moment?
    How did you clean the tank?

    What is this? "chickern borns"
     
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    Never mind the size tank, bud, your Ammonia and Nitrites are way to high!
    WELCOME!
     
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    My Regal tang is about 5cm, still rather small...sorry about the chicken bone mistake....
    A major clean up was done about 10days ago...where I done a 100%water change to try and bring done the ammonia and PO4, that then was major high...PO 4 was off the chart and ammonia at 1mg...this is where most my problems started and the tang got sick..rapib breathing, ducking into the rocks and even attacking my sand stars.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, sure you will find lots of fine advise here!
    White Spot, get some Herbitana!
     
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    Thank-u..got some Herbtana yesturday, think u might be right about the white spot as I can see little specs on her, although they not only white. Also a fine needle head black spot...what fore sure she has been attacked bt parasites.
     
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    Can you post a pic of her..
     
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    And may God, allow me the strength it takes never to give up:1:
     
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    At this stage she darts into the rocks to fast for me to be able to take a pic..tomorrow is day3 of hertana if she starts carming a little I will take some.:thumbup:
     
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    You must never do a 100% water change as the salinity, temperature, pH, etc will be different and will shock the live stock, that's probably why the regal got white spot. If your ammonia was that high, your filtration is not working, or to "new" or you are feeding too much. What protein skimmer do you have if any?
    Rather do smaller more frequent water changes. I suggest you read the link in my signature on starting a marine tank, maybe there's some info you can use.
    And don't add any new fish or invertebrates untill the parameters are in check and the tank stable.
     
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    Yowza, the water change would have stressed the fish and your ammonia readings are not helping the situation at all. What are you running for bacterial filtration at the moment?
     
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    Very welcome.
     
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    My system is about 6 mnths old right now, so fairly new. I turned off the skimmer for now, while I treat with Herbitana but normally I run the Red Sea Prizm Skimmer for 200lt tank.
     
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    For bacterial filtration which I felt was my problem, and then done some major upgrading..so now I have a shallow fine sand bed, 8kg live rock...added Seachem bioMatrix 500g x2 enough for 500lt system and brought in some chickern bones from a well established system
     
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