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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Recent Water Quality Issues

About 2 weeks ago I completely my routine weekly water change and about 80% of my live stock died within 2 days. I checked my water parameters and everything appeared fine, however the water was cloudy with a white tint to it. I have had this tank for over 2 years and always follow the same routine. I use my python to drain about 25% of my 75gal tank and very, very slowly fill it back up with cold water directly from the tap (I fill it up slow enough to keep a steady temp 82degf). I always add prime, flourish, flourish iron, Instant Amazon and 1TBL spoon of aquarium salt while filling. This time however I lost 12 rummy nose tetras, 5 cardinal tetra, 1 ram, 2 cory's, & 3 clown loaches in 2 days. The survivors are 2 clowns, 1 ram, several Oto's (none died), and 2 zebra daniels (originally used to cycle tank). Also the oto's seemed extremely active during this period, I even saw a couple that appeared to be mating.

Anyway I was wondering if anyone else every experienced such and issue. I currently live in Gwinnett County (Atlanta, GA). Right now the only thing that I suspect is that the water source has somehow changed recently. Any input is greatly appreciated.

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I was reading over at APC about Atlanta fiddling with the water supply; there seems to be quite a spike in reports very similar to yours from Atlanta and surrounding areas. It's extremely unfortunate that so many have lost so many fish.
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It's also not uncommon for a water supply to turn over with temperature changes, something to do with the way water stratifies. Generally this results in heavy sediment content, and water boiling advisories.
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