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I have a 60 gallon tank its been runing for like three month.   Every fish i put in ther dies after one or two days.   I have a protein skimmer a filter and a heater.

Hi Maria:

It would be hard for me to pinpoint exactly what the cause of your particular aquarium would be, however by setting good practices and implementing good aquarium husbandry standards, you will be able to soon enjoy your saltwater aquarium in all its glory!

A great place to get personal and to find dedicated saltwater aquarium help, is in a saltwater fish/reef forum. See the following web page, which contains a list of them; find one you like, join, and start asking questions...

Below are some informational / educational web pages from my favorite online aquarium supply store, these should help out.

Beginning A Saltwater Aquarium:

Acclimating Your New Saltwater Fish Friends:

Water Parameters:

Why You Should Use Reverse Osmosis Water:

Saltwater Fish Compatibility Chart:

How To Troubleshoot Your Saltwater Aquarium Problems:

I hope the above information will help you out some, and I wish you luck with all your future saltwater aquarium endeavors.


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I possess over twenty-five years of hands-on experience and knowledge in the ecology of aquariums. Beyond the traditional, I have successfully tested and sustained environments that have been uncharted territories for hobbyists, for decades. I am the first to admit I don't know it all because there will always be something new, amazing, and exciting to learn about, as discoveries are made. It's a hobby one can never outgrow, or grow tired of.

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After High School, my experience and love of marine animals influenced me to take up studies in Marine Biology. Throughout college, I studied Microbiology with an emphasis on Marine Life, as well as numerous other sciences. I continued to advance in this hobby, by building a dozen or more saltwater ecosystems all utilizing Microbes as the major source of my filtration method.

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