Thinking of quitting.

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by ShaunSwindon, 13 Jan 2011.

  1. ShaunSwindon

    ShaunSwindon

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    Good morning

    I have been keeping a marine tank since last year November and am seriously considering quitting. My most recent problem is white spot. Besides being sold the wrong tank for my needs

    I have lots of water treatments and a bulk bag of salt mix. Also a mini Dymax skimmer if anyone is interested in buying at obviously a better price than what I paid?

    Anyone interested because now with most of my fish sick with white spot and then to add I bought the wrong anti ick / white spot medicine. I think its called Crupin or something like that. The fool who sold it to me for R249.00 failed to tell me you cannot use with live rock and you need a spare tank to treat your fish :blush:

    I live in a flat and cannot even afford to keep my original tank running never mind setting up another one :eek:

    Regardless I am done. Any takers or kind words?
     
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  3. dropzone newbee

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    NO!!!!!!!!!!
    those are my kind owrds
    i have been running for about 18 momnths now and let me tell you
    i went thru hardships of losing fish , corals and no idea why
    i hung in there and with the huge help of masa members it became a way of life and a hobbie i will hopefully always enjoy
    look at askinmg many quessies here and start afresh
    trust me
    you will not be sorry !!
     
  4. butcherman

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    Sorry to hear of your owes.

    last year Novermber. isn't thats less than like 9 weeks or so back?

    How long did your tank cycle befor you added fish?
     
  5. Anemone

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    Why don't you find out what the damages are first?

    What is in the meds?
     
  6. Suhayl

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    Give me a full specs tank, filteration, pumps, skimmer. Also are using ro water, and what type salt you using, and what salinity you running it. Aya man fish are easy as pie to keep, lots of guys willing to help. Pitty you so far me would have come to your home to help you.
     
  7. Tony

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    I think he was sold cuprazin for his tank, a copper based treatment.

    Shaun, dont give up and this hobby will reward you a lot. I suggest you remove all the live rock and gravel, if you want a reef tank. I you want a fish only tank, you can keep the tank as it is. I also suggest that you ask us on the forum before buying or doing something. No question is stupid.
     
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  8. jaquesdp08

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    ive quited the hobby so many times before just be back with a bigger better tank than the previous one, this hobby never leaves one, while you have all the equipment start over or tell ur more with some pictures what the problems are at the moment and we can help
     
  9. Anemone

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    Is there copper in it?
     
  10. Anemone

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    Nevermind, found it.

    There is a product that helps to remove copper. It's called Cuprisorb, by Seachem.
     
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    i dont think he used it as yet, but he cant, except if he can treat the fish seperate tank
     
  13. Anemone

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    That would be better.
     
  14. dv8

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    could it be that the fish are stressed? perhaps another problem , water parametres perhaps. i remember when i started and i killed many expensive fish. i had a sick fealing in my stomache everytime i had to flush a fish. learned allot here on masa. but first prize would be if you could get some one who knows his story who lives close by to visit.

    my advice would be not to do anything until some one can come look. taking out rocks would leave no hiding place for the fish = more stress. big water changes will change parametres = more stress.

    if anything i would lower sylinity by adding RO gradualy and i think a bit of kalk for PH may help
     
  15. eric.f

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    Do not quit

    Perservere - DO NOT QUIT - You will learn through your mistakes -
    IT will be worth it in the long run -
    This is the facination we keep learning & this is our reward!!:thumbup:
     
  16. dv8

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    what fish are in this tank, some fish are just prone to white spot, like regal tang etc. are fish fighting? how big is this tank/water volume. tell us as mutch as posible, and pics may help too. i caused problems in my tank just by moving rocks around on my sand bed
     
  17. jaquesdp08

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    ill be in joburg on sunday if he wants me to come and have a look
     
  18. dv8

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    it is mutch mutch cheaper to learn from some one elses mistakes though;)
     
  19. eric.f

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    THAT's why we newbies keep reading on MASA & following threads like these!
     
  20. flappy

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    Like everyone said,dont quit.
    If you stick to forums like this and do lots of research before making purchases you will be ok.
    You now need to consolidate.
    Your rock is now dead porous rock,once dosed with copper its pretty much dead.
    Waterlife Cuprizin is a great copper based med but as you now know deadly against any inverts including the critters in your rock.
    My advice would be to go fish only,that way you could keep what you have and gain great experiance.When you are ready ito knowlege and funds change over to reef.
    You need to start from scratch and recycle your tank.Please post info on everything you have so we can assess and comment on what will work and what not.
    Best of luck
     
  21. dv8

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    i been a newbie for years now, cos i'm still learning new things here :whistling:
     
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