Setting up a new reef aquarium can be a tricky business, and just when you think it is all ship shape…you lose some of your fish. This is known as New Tank Syndrome (NTS) and can happen to even the most experienced aquarist.
The key reason for New Tank Syndrome is high ammonia levels which in turn raises the amount of nitrites. Both of which can poison fish and lead to high losses. High levels of ammonia deplete oxygen levels from the water which can suffocate fish.
Added by timkav on September 8, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments