Re: NANFA-L-- Fish Kill- Anyone have any ideas?

Irate Mormon (
Mon, 16 May 2005 10:25:27 -0400

Quoting Jeff Grabarkiewicz <>:

> When trying to diagnose the problem, I'm really-in-a loss. The water
> chemistry was fine. The tank has heated up slightly due to the changing
> weather and heat kicked out by my dehumidifier in the basement, however, it
> never did reach over 72 degrees. I had added a 2nd outside power filter
> about three days ago, so the thought was stray voltage might have been an
> issue...however, I shut everything down and didn't see any recovery...Perhaps
> they were too far gone-in-the point. I had also added three, what appeared
> to be healthy fish on Sunday.

I have seen this happen when adding fresh activated carbon - for some reason, it
takes about 2-3 days before the toxin, whatever it is, kicks in. Did your new
OPF have fresh carbon in it? Did you notice any discoloration of the water,
esp, a milky white discoloration?


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