Urgent help needed I think I need some help????

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  1. did3200

    did3200

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    I think I realy need help
    Everything seemed to be going very well THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I re-did the aquascape with some Caribsea South Seas Rock and I used a product called WEICON Flex 310M (it has NO silicone or isocynate and is a adhesive used in tank manufactureing and Ventilation ssystems.) to glue everything together I let it cure for a week.
    I aquascaped on the Saturday and then I did a 500 l water change with NSW from the aquarium.on the Sunday. On Monday my pulseing Xenia were DEAD on Tuesday my leather was dead on Thursday my Urchin started moulting. I tested my water and everything was OK except that Nitrates had climbed to 10ppm On the Saturday I mixed 200 liters of sea water using RO water and Nitrates did drop down to 5ppm and now it is Thursday and all my snails are lying upside down. WHAT THE @#$% is going on??????????

    Fish are all eating and look realy good no strange behaviour RBTA looks a bit pale but I can not understand what I need to do to sort things out because everything seems fine.

    Parameters
    KH =8.8dKH
    NH=>0.25
    NO3=5ppm
    NO2=0ppm
    PO4= 0
    SG=1025
    CA=410
    MG=1275ppm
    Temp =26

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  3. mandarinman

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    the product is not specified for marine tank work and based on the applications it is for . it probably has antifungal properties making it unsuitable for tanks. the snails and urchins are more sensitive than fish. they will die first and fish later. i would take rocks out. scrape gunk off and soak in ro water for a few days with some carbon anf cuprisorb and then put it back together with pratleys or similar bond
     
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    Difinately sounds like some sort of poisoning, as the inverts and corals have died I would check for copper.

    Are the fish breathing ok, or are the breathing heavily?

    I would run large amounts of carbon ASAP.

    Nh3/Nh4 seams a bit high.
     
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    if you want the lazy way . add cuprisorb and activated carbom for a few weeks
     
  6. did3200

    did3200 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the ideas guys I have just done some research and the product that I used has a R52/R53 classification which means harmful to all aquatic life now I know can someone be sooooo STUPID
     
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    so sorry to hear :(
     
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    Pull out rock followed by copius water changes, carbon and more carbon and purigen and yes,lots of prayer. Better even to remove what you can to another system and start again with new substrate and rock.
     
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    What a disaster and everything was going so well.
     
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    Is there someone near you with a quarantine tank you can put your surviving livestock in; until you get it sorted out? Maybe even your LFS would keep for you in one of their tanks for a time?
     
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    No use crying over spilt milk....... Wait till you loose R30K plus worth of colonies, even then, no use being upset.
    Your entire focus should be on salvage, not on what died, why they died, and regretting your role in it. To err is human to forgive is divine....... Now go save some fish..... QUICKLY!
     
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