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    Exclamation Help! BOXFISH poisoned tank!

    hello everyone,
    i had bought a boxfish a few weeks back and he ended up getting to stressed and dieing in the tank. I took him out right away and flushed him but then i noticed that all my fish were breathing really fast and swimming really slow so i moved them to my other tank. I left my blue legged crabs and starfish in with a few other crabs and snails and things and they ALL died the next day. I emptied the water out and cleaned the rocks and did a nice clean up and then put new water in and got the levels normal. Then i went and bought a fish and it died soon after i put it in the tank. Then i bought another and it did the same thing!! now i dont know what to do. how to i get the poison out of the tank?





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    if youve tested all your levels, try carbon, worst case you might need to replace the rocks if theyve absorbed a lot of toxin

    chemipure and purigen could be good too.

    a lot of die off could cause ammonia too
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    Yes, please give a list of your parameters. Do not buy more fish until that can be confirmed.



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    Wow - that is crazy. I don't dabble in saltwater, but I have seen cow fish and thought they were pretty cute -- not so sure now that I know they are an atomic bomb...
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    If tank has no livestock and parameters are w/in reason, raise the temp as high as you can as heat will break up the any possible residues of toxins faster + high quality carbon/equivalents.

    Hope all goes well.



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    And carbon will work too.
    100gal tank --15 Cardinals, 12 Neons, 6 Diamond Tetras, 14 Black Phantoms , 4 Angels, 8 corys (Robinea), and 2 Bushy-noses.

    120 gal tank--13 Snakeskin barbs, 12 Brass Tetras, 20 Rosy Tetras, 12 Calico Tetras, 1 Pearl Gouramis , 2 Festivums, 8 corys (Axlerodi), and 2 BN plecos.



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