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Ive done a search on here and on google and read a bit but am wondering yalls opinion on my experience so far. First saltwater tank in almost 3 years. Aquarium is 2 and a half months old and cycle finished about a month back. When cycle was completed I added a royal gramma that looked great for right at about a week, then over night fin rot took his entire tail and I lost him that day. I added another royal gramma about a week and half ago, and last night I noticed what looked like fin rot starting on the poor guy too. Question is, does fin rot live in the water? I thought it was within the fish brought on by stress. Tank is the fluval 13 gallon. Salinity is stable with ato at 026. Temp is stable 78-80 throughout the day. Levels are 0,0,5-10 using api (not the best I know) or could this just be bad luck? Or anything else I need to test for? I feed him every other day mix of brine, mysis, pellets. Any thoughts are appreciated. P.S. i do have about 15 frags total that all look great and a few have already shown growth, sps, lps, and zoas
$100 - Fluval Sea EVO 13.5 gallon aquarium, been setup for about 2 years. Tank will come with 2 black and white clowns, skunk cleaner and live rock $30 - Frag of Sunny D's zoas, bought at Fragniappe 2017 (8+ polyps) ($120 for tank plus all zoas) $175 - Also have Water mixing station with mag12 pump plumbed with the pump and timer $175 - 6 stage 75 GPD plus RO/DI from bulkreefsupply, ran ~150 gallons through it but could probably use new membranes/media $300 - Vertex Omega 150, brand new in box $60 - Assorted test kits, nyos calcium, salifert ph, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, most never opened, some used once $35 each - Hanna Phosphate and Alkilinity checkers Feel free to message me with any questions.
Not sure how to go about lowering nitrates and raising phoshpates, but personally I wouldn't worry about trying to lower your Mg. I don't think it'll hurt anything being at that level. If your really want to, maybe do a couple water changes? Not sure if that'll help though depending on what the Mg level is on your salt mix. My Mg is at 1500 and I don't even worry about it...
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