All My Fish Died... Rip Help

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  1. DeadlySin

    DeadlySinNew MemberMember

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    I went out the whole day yesterday. I fed all my fish like I regularly do and once I get home I check all my tanks because I also have reptiles and well the reptiles were good but all my other 3 fish tanks had high level of ammonia. I cant believe this happened to me.. I was checking it I'm not sure what happened. I did purchase some snails two days before and put one in each tank.

    Could it be possible that the snails carried it?

    I'm just so devastated. They were all freshwater, had them for a longtime.....

    How do I clean my tank from ammonia? I threw everything out except the drift wood. I just want to know how I can remove it because I want to get more fish but I dont want the same thing to happen again.
     
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    happahValued MemberMember

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    Hi there.

    Would you care to elaborate a little bit? What were the tank sizes, parameteres, stocking? Where the tanks cycled properly?
    Did you recently clean the filters with tap water?

    And I strongly advise against purchasing any new fish before you properly cycle the tanks. Ammonia is consumed by bacteria in your filter (if your tank is cycled), this is how you get rid of it.
    There are also some products that neutralize it for a very short time; but those are NOT a substitute for having a cycled tank.
     
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    doubt it was the snails, 1 snail wouldn't produce that much ammonia.

    did you test nitrites and nitrates? could have been a mini cycle.

    if your tanks were all cycled and parameters were fine before you went out, then the high ammonia could be from the dead fish decaying and not actually the cause of their deaths.

    i know there's a strong winter storm going on. perhaps the power went out for a few hours and your fish suffocated, then the power came back on before you got home?
     
  4. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

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    Most tanks can easily go a day or 2 with nothing done to them.
     
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    What type of snails? Stuff like trumpet snails will turn the gravel which could have released built up ammonia from the substrate.
     
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