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Re: Problems with my tank fish dieing
Nasty! I knew there was a reason we don't keep souped-up substrates in
our hatchery tanks.
I have no idea of why this happened without some sort of test results.
Was there a high amount of nitrate or ammonia when you pulled up the
substrate? Usually you can smell H2S before it gets to the black root
On Fri, 20 Mar 1998, Robert Marshall wrote:
> You gave me some advice about seachem Flourish and I am in desperate
> need of immediate help. I am using clay and sand as a substrate. My
> plants are doing very well. So well I have to remove one because it was
> growing out of my tank. I removed it my water became cloudy and the
> next day half of my fish were died - including a recently hatch group of
> Apistogramma cacatuoides still in a coconut. I am using a fertilizer
> used in a water garden which is safe for fish and is (14-3-3). Are the
> fish dying from hydrogen sulphide because of the substrate? The roots
> of the plant that I removed look healthy and not black or brown like it
> say in a book I read. What should I do I REALLY don't want to lose my
> Apistogrammas because it was so hard to get them being in Newfoundland.
> I am also sending this message to Erik Olson who has been of great help
> in the past and the Aquatic Plants List. If either of you can help me I
> will be alway greatful.
> Thanks for any help
eriko at wrq.com