Installed sump from a HOB filter and now fish don't seem to be doing well?

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post a video real quick of it so we can see unique things, perhaps unstated things. load to youtube then link here to see
I agree with this I and others would be most able to help if we could see what was happening. Outside of that we're all just making generic fairly common problem guesses
 
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It's just weird that the snails haven't been moving around at all and that the pipefish is dead and the goby is hidden. Weird to me at least
 

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Yeah if the flow in your tank was incredibly low before A) the pipefish would have an easier time and B) the swimming behavior of your clown and goby would be very different.

But overall I didn't see anything overly concerning. Snails are supposed to stay stationary in the day time in nature as theyre primarily nocturnal
 
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Yeah if the flow in your tank was incredibly low before A) the pipefish would have an easier time and B) the swimming behavior of your clown would be very different.

But overall I didn't see anything overly concerning
It was lower but not super low, my HOB filter created flow and I had a powerhead going. I bet the pipefish got caught in the new stream and wasn't expecting it and got thrown.
 

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Cute clown! I think everyone is acclimating to the new flow. The hob you had did not create much flow. As I said I would add some carbon in a media bag just in case some plumbing chemicals leached into the tank. Highly unlikely but it can’t hurt
 
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Cute clown! I think everyone is acclimating to the new flow. The hob you had did not create much flow. As I said I would add some carbon in a media bag just in case some plumbing chemicals leached into the tank. Highly unlikely but it can’t hurt
The clown is the oldest thing in my tank, hope she makes it.
 

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The clown is the oldest thing in my tank, hope she makes it.
She looks good to me! Just adjusting. I have a few clowns in my mixed reef. My total flow with all the wave pumps is quite high. They manage fine. However when I turn wave pumps off for routine maintenance they freak out a due to change in current. Yours is just reverse.
 

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I can check them but I have a warning indicator and that is normal, I assume they are normal.
Are you talking about the Seachem Ammonia alert badges? If so those give false reedings showing everything is OK but the ammonia levels still spike and result in fish deaths.
 
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Are you talking about the Seachem Ammonia alert badges? If so those give false reedings showing everything is OK but the ammonia levels still spike and result in fish deaths.
Correct but I have a test kit too that I can check it with and will check with soon
 
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