I F'ed up: Reefing 101

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by LCornelius, 4 Nov 2012.

  1. LCornelius

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    So I got my new big tank yesterday.
    After the big cleaning and moving of the tank I was so tired.

    Moved my 650 cubie 2m to the right so the new tank will fit.

    I just added the heater and new that the tank will be fine without skimmer for 8 hours.

    Before I went to bed I added some bacteria, but by accident added No3 - PO4x
    Could not sleep last night, and now know why.

    My clownfish died because of lack of O2! No3 - PO4x deplete O2 levels at a rapid rate!

    I'm so pissed off at myself!!!!!!!

    Now have to wait till my wife wakes up and tell her the bad news :(
     
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    ...I'm so sorry to hear about you'r loss...:(
     
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    LCornelius

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    Thanks Belinda, I can't even begin to describe how disappointed I am with myself!
     
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    :( sorry to hear of our los,
     
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    Sorry bud ..... As long as this was a learning curve for you (and others here) .... a hard one but none the less a learning one .....
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Sorry man, we all do silly things now and again. I once added to much iodine.....:(
     
  9. Albert Terego

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    Sorry to hear. Did you get a bacterial bloom i.e. cloudy water?
     
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    sorry to hear of your loss :(
     
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    LCornelius

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    Wife is not happy with me! Told me to sell everything!!
    Anyway, going to start filling the big tank now
     
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    Sorry about the clown :(. Hope he fill goes well
     
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    thought I was going to meet you yesterday at 2O, I did 700L yesterday.

    Sorry about your loss :-(
     
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    Sorry bud, really sad
     
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    hay bud sorry to hear man
     
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    Thanks all!
     
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    Thanks bud!

    Jip, also did 700L yesterday! My arms and legs are killing me!
    Scraped the tank for 3 hours in the sun yesterday, I'm dead!

    Will start a new thread tonight about the new tank :)

    PS. Wife still calling me a murderer! At least she started talking to me again :thumbup:
     
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    now to get her a pair of snowflake clowns lol
     
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    LCornelius

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    Expensive, but would love a pair!
    There is just something about normal clowns that I love!
     
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    i am with u

    good luck with the new tank
     
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    Thanks dude, tank is wet :thumbup:
     

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