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01-08-2014, 10:41 PM #11
01-08-2014, 11:57 PM #12
Yeesh... I'm sorry for your loss, Brhino. That really sucks and I remember the problem you had with the previous water change incident. We were talking about water hardness at that time, though, pondering if your pipes were old and rusted, leaking too many minerals into the water. Sounds like Clowns are pretty touchy.
I have left my filter power off after a water change, but that was it. Forgot to turn it back on for about 2-3 days. lol Didn't have any losses, though, thankfully. At the time my tank was pretty heavily planted.
01-09-2014, 01:00 AM #13
Ouch sorry man I know how it feels one little mistake and you lose fish. I def. agree it had to be the temp drop I've had my tank off during power outages for upwards of 6 hours but the temp stayed around around the same; or I'd of had dead fish too most likely.Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, a roided out tiger angelfish and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.
Oh and they all get along amazingly!!! went through 4 BN plecos and 2 angelfish until I got ones with the right temperament but it's the most mellow tank now.
01-09-2014, 01:05 AM #14
I did that once a couple weeks ago on accident. I did a 40% water change the night before so I turned off everything and I always unplug the heater separate on changes that large so if there is a difference in temp it can adjust before plugging in. Only thing was I turned everything back on but forgot the heater. Noticed the next night that it was still unplugged when I went to feed them. The temps dropped from 79.9 down to 73. So I turned the heater down 4 degrees before plugging in. The turned it up 1 degree every 6 hours or so after it got to stead temp till I was back at the old temp. Luckily I didn't lose anything. Even the fry survived.Current tanks:
37G FW - 3 Pearl Gourami, 4 Black Mollies, approximately 20+ Molly Fry, 5 Assassin Snails | 10G Planted FW - 14 Molly Fry, rocks, DW and an Anubias Nana - journal
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01-09-2014, 01:09 AM #15
Sorry to hear about this BrhinoIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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01-09-2014, 01:14 AM #16
Now I guess the question is, do I leave the one survivor alone by itself while I work to finish the 300 gallon tank, or do I divert money from that into getting some new loaches so the survivor can have a school?300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails
01-09-2014, 02:22 AM #17
Clown loaches are very social fish, if it were my decision I would buy more to keep the survivor company.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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01-09-2014, 02:30 AM #18
01-09-2014, 10:24 AM #19
That SUCKS Brhino, I can't believe it happened so fast. :( About a month ago my flatmate unplugged my tank for a minute to iron a shirt and forgot to plug it back in. I didn't notice for a full 24 hours. The fish didn't seem to act any different while it was off and I had no losses, had a small ammo spike and and a big temp drop though.120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers