Re: [RML] Unhappy Xmas

Jim Capelle (JCapelle at tampabay.rr.com)
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 20:43:21 -0500

I ve done that and seen it done again by someone else too, a real killer
over night when plants are taken in O2 and not CO2. That's my vote too!
JiM C.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aquamail" <aquamail at mypostbox.com>
To: <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [RML] Unhappy Xmas

> My first thought also was the Vortex.- and the smell...hydrogen sulphide
> (rotten egg gas)? This is produced from anaerobic bacteria which thrive in
> conditions without oxygen. Is is possible that the Vortex was not cleaned
> properly before use? I have seen this exact situation before where a
> canister filter has been turned back on again after a period of not unuse,
> or even after a lengthy power blackout- without being thoroughly rinsed
out
> first. The result is a very quick kill (over several hours) of all fish
> inhabitants. Not sure why, and it may just be a coincidence, but most
> situations I have seen have occurred at night also.
>
> Regards,
> Jennifer.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bruce Hansen <bruceh at powerup.com.au>
> To: <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 6:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [RML] Unhappy Xmas
>
>
> > G'day Ken
> >
> > Sorry to hear about your disaster - just out of interest did you test
your
> > water parameters after the disaster to see if any were disturbed, and do
> you
> > check your CO2 levels??
> >
> > My first instinct is not to blame the air pump but I suspect the diatom
> > filter. I presume you just replaced the rubbers in the airpump and
> > everything came good?? Or did you do some water changes as well??
> >
> > Regards,
> > Bruce Hansen
> > vicepresident - ANGFA Inc, ANGFA (Qld) Inc
> > Please visit us at http://www.angfa.org.au
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ken Brook" <kbrook at netspace.net.au>
> > To: <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
> > Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 11:23 PM
> > Subject: [RML] Unhappy Xmas
> >
> >
> > > Dear ANGFA-ites,
> > >
> > > I need some help on a distressing mortality situation I encountered a
> > > few days ago. Location is Brisbane.
> >
> >
> >
>
>