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    A very sad night for me

    So I had my 125 setup was just waiting to sell my other tank so I could move all my cichlids to thier new home and everything was looking good till about a hour ago when I started seeing fish Dieing so far 18 dead and I'm not happy nomore about my new tank :.(

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    What is going on? did you cycle the new tank? is there maybe some electricity being discharged?? temp???

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    I had it cycle for the last few days with my old filter and the temps fine and everything where it's supposed to be I put rocks in it today the. Put the fish in and for some reason thier Dieing and won't stop

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    Put it back in the other tank?

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    What rocks?

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    I sold the other tank today that why I put them in the new one and the lava rock that used to be in it

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    Did you clean the new tank before you filled it?

    Did something happen to the old lava rock that used to be in it?

    Take out the lava rock and do a couple of massive water changes.

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    Ya I cleaned it but just with water and filled it and cycled it an waited a few days and put the fish in and the rocks and the rocks were fine cause I've used them just before I got the tank

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    I would do a huge water change, do you have a test kit? Is there anything new in that tank that wasn't in the old one?

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    No theirs nothing new in the tank that wasn't in the old one and I will try that like I do t know what I'm gonna do if they all die if they do I might have to **** the tank down cause I can't afford to buy more right now

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    Like I hope they don't all die

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    not fun at all sorry for your losses. Like stated above best bet with be remove the rock in case and do a few large water changes

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    I just removed it and I'm in the process of doing water change

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    Sorry to hear about the deaths. Click here to enlarge There might have been some die-off in the beneficial bacteria when you switched media over: you may be having a mini cycle. All the fish being added at once could easily be too much for a new tank if there was any loss in bacteria population. Do you have kits to test the water? If it is a mini cycle, big WCs (like Convict said) are a good idea. Test, and keep WCs up until any ammonia or nitrite are in safe levels. If you have something like Prime, that could help as well. If it is not a mini cycle, could the water parameters in terms of temp, pH, or hardness have changed significantly?



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    Ya I'll tested it but last time I tested it it was ammonia 0 nitrate 0 ph 8.0 nitrites 0

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    Good Luck :(

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    Like what else could it be if that's my water perimeters

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    Its likely not ammonia / nitrates, its likely a containment that snuck in, but 2-3 big water changes keeping the temperature matched.

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    Ok well hope that works thanks for the help everyone

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    Keep us updated

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