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08/09/2016, 09:49 PM
My clownfish system had been completely wiped. Fish died. I went out of town for two days. I dont get it all parameters were within limits besides low ph. Fish breathing heavy not eating. This mever happed before. I instantly added air and ph buffer and alk. Nothing had helped. Just gave up clownfish breeding in thw worst possibles way. Always kept up with everything. Any ideas in such a sudden drop in ph to kill fish within 24-28 hrs. I need to learn from this bad experience. Please no harassing comments. It was an honest mistake and i dont need any harmful comments in a tough time. Ive owned tanks for 10 years and never had a problem like this ever. Didn't even know what to do with it.

08/09/2016, 10:34 PM
Amonia spike?

08/10/2016, 04:10 AM
I checked the ammonia and according to the api test kit it was sitting at 0ppm. The seachem kit was out of those little discs.

08/10/2016, 06:54 AM
Ph was 7.4

08/10/2016, 12:39 PM
More likely high Nitrates.
Very sorry to hear this, it's very upsetting I know.

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08/24/2016, 09:28 AM
My guess is low oxygen. You said "Fish breathing heavy not eating." Heavy breathing tells me low oxygen was more than likely the cause.