There's Plenty of ways you can hurt a man and bring him to the ground. You can beat him, you can cheat him, you can treat him bad, and leave him when he's down. But when things start dying in his aquarium...now that is scarry enough to make any man cry.
As Halloween approaches I find myself exceedingly scared about what is going on inside of my tank. Today I had my third peppermint shrimp cloud up and die mysteriously.
Per the request of previous readers, I will include in this blog pictures of: my "pleasingly purple" sand... which is now also experiencing a diatom bloom as well, A pic of my small sps frag, as well as a pic of my baby snails, and my flourishing mushrooms.
I did a 20 percent water change yesterday, which shortly after I experienced a diatom bloom. My frog spawn has all but died at this point... no surprise there, my tank is very young still.
All of my snails seem to be growing very quickly on the plus side.
I am still plaugued by these mysterious shrimp deaths, all of my equipment is fairly new, so I do not think it could be current, though the rubber end cap did fall off my heater ( the rubber bumper cap distal to the control nob end). There does not appear to be any fractures in the glass however.
After some suggestions I have removed the parasitic starfish that was on my turbo snails shell.
As of today my chems are as follows:
pH : 8.3
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 5 ppm