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Cowfish posioned tank

Discussion in 'Saltwater Illness and Disease' started by daisymae, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. daisymae

    daisymae Registered Member

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    My cowfish died while on vacation and killed everything in my tank. I was just wondering if the live rock is trash or can it be reused? If it can be reused, what has to be done to it? If you have any other pointers on what needs to be done before trying to re-establish my tank, it would be appreciated. Thank you for your help!

    P.S. Boxfish/Cowfish=Dead tank :eek::help:
     
  2. excuzzzeme

    excuzzzeme Stroke Survivor '05

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    Sorry for your loss and sorry I can't help you. This post made me look up what a cowfish was and I found this. . . . . . . .

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  3. SubRosa

    SubRosa AC Members

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    How big is the tank and how big was the Cowfish?
     
  4. Cerianthus

    Cerianthus AC Members

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    Keep it running with fresh, high quality carbon and/or with efficient protein skimmer. with time , toxins should break down on its own along with increased temp. Not too high though in order to keep tank bio active. Would never throw out EXPENSIVE LR due to toxins from Cowfish.

    Hope all goes well!
     
  5. Arakkis

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    lotsa waterchanges.. and add food as if you had fish to keep system going as well as add a little molassas.. gotta keep the hungry bacteria fed
     

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