Too many people posting here, I didn’t see it, but has ANYONE commented that your invertebrates seem ok, but the fish are dying? This is a huge diagnostic tool, and points away from toxins in the water. I think you released a fish disease into the tank; break in bio security, introduced something, or stress caused a latent disease to break.It was macro rock I used
I definitely positively think it’s the sand and I am in the process of removing it.
Here’s the updateI sometimes forget to click ‘find all threads’ when not getting answers but needing them for job preps.
I had this powder blue for about a month then he started getting bumps. Bumps have been on him for at least 30 days now. I have a clean her butt and to clean or shrimp in my well-established to 65 Reefwww.reef2reef.com
there’s a biosecurity break recently, non prepped tang added to established system = perhaps the single biggest security risk possible.
well at least you removed twenty years of detritus that part isn’t any harm (if you followed known safe work flow) it’s what we do when we move old reefs to new homes yours is just staying in place. based on that thread it seems fallow is needed for the new tank.
***Im seeing a stark pattern emerge in fish loss posts where the expression coincides with some other tank action like a water change or cuc added, something that seems to take away the indication of disease but in pattern seems to just be coincidental timing.
it makes sense a twenty year system could suppress disease from skipping all manner of disease preps and then reach a tipping point.
based on that parsed out detail thread above these fish should be assumed to have a disease yet to be identified. nice call.
The paly polyps exposed to air at the top of the dt is concerning but we all know having palys that actually have palytoxin is rare , to treat all as if they do .Rusty in ten straight years of tank work I’ve never had someone state physical illness from handling items they owned and arranged themselves, we have to shore up the medical side right now. Surely you’ve seen the 2020 headlines on the dude in Dallas with palythoids/ bad outcome
We cannot proceed in good conscience here until you get a medical pass to rip clean. Heck don’t even drive. Get a ride or call the ambulance, once you’re checked clean we proceed.
how come none of the DSB procedural posts the last twenty years don’t tell us we need level four ppe after following their advise that packing in waste is consequence-free. Those rascals. Old detritus was patently promoted to be inert mineral reduced ash.
add to palythoa headlines: owners of deep sand beds be on alert, but not bare bottom tank owners.
even if they’re not palythoids you have me concerned and not about a recycle this time. Go to Dr.
Rusty can we get an update on you, not the reef
Id like to go take a common mid Sunday nap but will need some reassurance before can attain rem III
ideal update: I’m about to go in for labs things looking ok so far. I’m physically in the building, just awaiting labs prep.