Hi everyone

hanse_2020

Non-member
Hi to everyone I'm new on saltwater fish and I looking for some the can go to my place a take a look on my tank to see if everything is on
 

scavdog

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
Officer
Welcome to the BRS Hanse. Lot's of great members and info here. Hopefully someone is available to coordinate with you. Where are you located?

Cheers!

Joe
 

hanse_2020

Non-member
Hey thanks chris I really need the help this month alone I lose two clown fish just got home and found one more dead so only 3 fish left
 

hanse_2020

Non-member
My two clown fish I lost this month and I got a puffer and I don't want to lose him neither so right now can't buy no fish until I make sure water is 99.9% perfect for my fish
 

scavdog

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
Officer
Do you test your water? That's the first thing you need to become accustomed to. If so, post your results.
 

scavdog

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
Officer
My two clown fish I lost this month and I got a puffer and I don't want to lose him neither so right now can't buy no fish until I make sure water is 99.9% perfect for my fish
Correct. Adding anything to this point is not a good (or ethical) decision.
 

ileas

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
These are what you should be shooting for and should ideally have
Temperature: between 75° and 80° F and constant - Should not fluctuate much
Ammonia: 0 ppm - Toxic if not 0
Nitrite: 0 ppm - Toxic if not 0
Nitrate: < 10 ppm - Can be toxic to livestock if too high
pH: between 8.1 and 8.4
Specific Gravity: 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal)
 

Cpage101

2019, 2020 BRS BOD
BRS Member
Officer
My amonia was ok but nitrate is high
Can you test and post all your parameters? Im sure one of the great members will be able to help but you need to post the info noted below.

Salinity?
Nitrite?
Nitrate?
Ammonia?
Calcium?
Magnesium?
Alkalinity?
 

hanse_2020

Non-member
I when to Petco because I little low on money so I need to buy a test Kit I just check salinity and right now is on 1.023 ammonia was good but both test my nitrate was high. Everything I got so far sorry for not having all information
 

GraniteReefer

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
Welcome to the hobby and Boston Reefers. How long has your tank been set up? Was it started with live rock or dry? What did your cycle look like? Tank size, equipment, husbandry(water change frequency?) did you quarantine? The questions can be endless so just try to inform us of the circumstances that have lead to your current position. Keeping fish alive is one of the easier parts of the hobby so something is fundamentally wrong IMO and if you have that trigger and have killed an eel and an angelfish you haven’t exactly adhered to a beginner list of fish. Relying on petco is a mistake. REEF SLOW and research research research. The internet is filled with viable information that is easily accessible on this forum and others. How fast did you stock the tank? When your fish died did you find the bodies or were they acting off beforehand? Description of their behaviors prior to death may help us narrow out causes.
 

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