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The stress coat and new fw lowered the o2 in the tank?
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You have a protein skimmer? I'm a bit.more.old school sorry.
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I have a Red Devil Skimmer that I could not get working right. I found some tips on R2R and am trying to get it set up. So far it is looking like it is working, getting some brown gook in collector head, but worried about overflows so I only leave on during the day when I am around to watch it.
 
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Also check your salinity. You should top off everyday or every other day dont top that much at once.

Did you spray anything in the air in the room or a room adjacent to it? Airisol chemicals will mess up a tank very quickly.
will adjust topping off routine, but nothing was sprayed in the room, as far as I know.??
 
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2 gallons of rodi at once on 30 gallons of tankwater (36 minus rock/sand etcetera), who told you this is a good idea?
That's a 6% salinity change at once. I won't say that's lethal persé but it's a big uppercut to all life in the tank and could be the cause of all the deaths.

Good auto top offs dose each hour a couple of mills.
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will adjust topping off routine, but nothing was sprayed in the room, as far as I know.??
Glad nothing was sprayed that is always a horror story that gets told. My son/wife/husband sprayed febreeze and the tank died the next day. Doesn't always happen but it can.

Still not convinced that it was the water top off. Maybe your tank overheated overnight or something? I'm always scared of a rogue heater.
 

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Step 1 - Get yourself one of these and save the headache. Expensive, but worth every penny.


Step 2 - Change your avatar to something living. ;)

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Glad nothing was sprayed that is always a horror story that gets told. My son/wife/husband sprayed febreeze and the tank died the next day. Doesn't always happen but it can.

Still not convinced that it was the water top off. Maybe your tank overheated overnight or something? I'm always scared of a rogue heater.
It is very strange. I have no heaters - I live in mid Florida and keep house at 77 to 80 degrees all year. I think it was from shock of giving a full dose all at once. One fish survived (Pajama Cardinal) and is doing fine so far. Zoa came back and GSP still looks bad. My friend gave me 2 Clowns and a Damsel Fish to replace lost guys and after 3 days they are still doing well also. I did do a partial water change (about 15%) also. I am hoping that things stay well and will do any future dosings (but probably not Stress Coat!) in small steps. Thanks for your help.
 

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Dropping salinity a few points wouldn’t shock the fish to the point of death, fish can rapidly go into hyposalinity, it’s raising salinity that needs to be done very gradually.

My guess would be disease of some kind if the fish were not properly QTd, something like velvet can wipe a tank out before you even know what’s going on.

that or the no heater thing.
 

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Suggest you watch Bulk Reef Supply videos on pertinent topics on YouTube. Also, read Ron Reefman's articles here. The number one thing in this hobby is to go slow.. You have added too many fish too fast in an unstable system. Suggest you quarantine and purchase
the Tunze 3155 ATO. See Jay Hemdal thread here for procedures.
 
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Like others said the BRS videos are a great introduction to the ins and outs of being successful.

also I’ve never heard of people running reef tanks with no heater, maybe in a tiny desktop tank it’s ok with ambient room temperature, but a 30g tank is a heatsink and seems like it’s going to be hard to maintain a consistent temperature as high as the rooms, esp at night. Go grab a $20 eheim jager for your reboot!
 
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I’m fairly certain your avatar isn’t what crashed the reef, likely the rushing and lack of knowledge. Like others said the BRS videos are a great introduction to the ins and outs of being successful.

also I’ve never heard of people running reef tanks with no heater, maybe in a tiny desktop tank it’s ok with ambient room temperature, but a 30g tank is a heatsink and seems like it’s going to be hard to maintain a consistent temperature as high as the rooms, esp at night. Go grab a $20 eheim jager for your reboot!
I agree with this.... also how do we know the temp is correct? Is there at least a thermometer in the tank?
 
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