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Hello everyone, finally decided to post and join the community.I always wanted a saltwater tank but hesitant because of the cost and complication. Finally decided to give it a try, I didn't want to spend too much money on my first tank as i am learning. so I end up buying a used Nano Aquatop Eco 24 gallon AIO tank on craigslist.

Tank Started on June 18, 2020
-Dry Rock
-Dry Sand
-Tank cycled in 90 days with a raw shrimp tail

Equipment:
- Aquatop Eco 24 AIO with Stand
- Biocube skimmer
- Stock Return Pump
- 50W Heater
- Zetlight Aqua Series Led
- Jebao OW 10
- Floss and Sponge
- Chaeto (Chamber 1)
- Chemi pure elite (Chamber 2)
- Bio rings (Chamber 3)

Tank Parameters:
Temperature - 78 degrees
pH – 8.2
Specific Gravity – 1.026
Alkalinity – 8dKH
Ammonia – 0
Nitrite – 0
Nitrate – 20ppm
Calcium – 380ppm
Magnesium – 1150ppm

Corals:
- Kenya tree
- Plusing Xenia
- Green Mushroom frag
- Green Star Polyp
- Green Mushrom Frag
- Green Mushroom Rock
- Mini Maxi Anemones
- Flower Rock Anemoneq

Fish:
- Four strip damsel
- Sergant major damsel
- 2x Blue spot damsel
- Rock Goby
- azure damsel

Within the last two months I lost 3 fish.
All of them don't have sign of ich, body damage or gill damage. It really bothers me not knowing how the tank inhabitants are dying.
Everytime a fish died I check the tank parameters right away and don't seem to have any problems.
If anyone can charm in that would be great.
Thank You all for reading.

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Hello everyone, finally decided to post and join the community.I always wanted a saltwater tank but hesitant because of the cost and complication. Finally decided to give it a try, I didn't want to spend too much money on my first tank as i am learning. so I end up buying a used Nano Aquatop Eco 24 gallon AIO tank on craigslist.

Tank Started on June 18, 2020
-Dry Rock
-Dry Sand
-Tank cycled in 90 days with a raw shrimp tail

Equipment:
- Aquatop Eco 24 AIO with Stand
- Biocube skimmer
- Stock Return Pump
- 50W Heater
- Zetlight Aqua Series Led
- Jebao OW 10
- Floss and Sponge
- Chaeto (Chamber 1)
- Chemi pure elite (Chamber 2)
- Bio rings (Chamber 3)

Tank Parameters:
Temperature - 78 degrees
pH – 8.2
Specific Gravity – 1.026
Alkalinity – 8dKH
Ammonia – 0
Nitrite – 0
Nitrate – 20ppm
Calcium – 380ppm
Magnesium – 1150ppm

Corals:
- Kenya tree
- Plusing Xenia
- Green Mushroom frag
- Green Star Polyp
- Green Mushrom Frag
- Green Mushroom Rock
- Mini Maxi Anemones
- Flower Rock Anemoneq

Fish:
- Four strip damsel
- Sergant major damsel
- 2x Blue spot damsel
- Rock Goby
- azure damsel

Within the last two months I lost 3 fish.
All of them don't have sign of ich, body damage or gill damage. It really bothers me not knowing how the tank inhabitants are dying.
Everytime a fish died I check the tank parameters right away and don't seem to have any problems.
If anyone can charm in that would be great.
Thank You all for reading.

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Welcome aboard r2r brother much luck to you,, seems like you got a good jump on this hobby keep sharing
 
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Hello and welcome!

Damsel fish in my experience are jerks lol. They become aggressive and bully other fish.

Not sure if that’s what happening in your tank, but just a word of my personal experience.

Your photos the tank looks very new. The rocks are still clean looking lol. Until it matures it’s harder to keep things stable. This is more concerning for corals then fish, but just food for thought.

Do the fish look to be breathing hard? That could indicate low oxygen.
 

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Welcome to the family. Try posting as many details of your casualties in the fish disease section. You'll probably get a much better response. There are a lot of great folks here who would love to help.
 
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Welcome to the family. Try posting as many details of your casualties in the fish disease section. You'll probably get a much better response. There are a lot of great folks here who would love to help.
+2 to this^
Here's a link to the Fish Disease Section. This will get you the best answers + there's some starter topics at the top that may give you a more immediate answer to some questions :D
 
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Thank You everyone

Your photos the tank looks very new. The rocks are still clean looking lol. Until it matures it’s harder to keep things stable. This is more concerning for corals then fish, but just food for thought.

Do the fish look to be breathing hard? That could indicate low oxygen.

Yea the tank is rather new haha, I been feeding them frozen food and they eat like a pig.
The fish that suddenly died wasn't breathing hard that I know of, I also got good surface agitation.
 
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Welcome to the family. Try posting as many details of your casualties in the fish disease section. You'll probably get a much better response. There are a lot of great folks here who would love to help.
Thank you but unfortunately I don't see anything on the fish, I even use magnified glass to check the bodies and gills. I can't provide any other information on the cause of death which is very frustrating. I am worry about the tank inhabitants keep dying and I have no idea what the cause was.
 
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