Silver Arowanas in a 10,000 liters

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leaking problem solved... back to 100% water level :

 
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after my leaks problem (solved), it seems the fish have finally recover from this stress... and have a "normal" behavior again.
 

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I had an accident with water change routine and an organic pollution with NH3 and NO2, resulting in the death of several big fish I had from years, including :

my biggest Moon, Osteoglossum, female, 9 years old, almost 8 kilograms, 103 cm (+3 feet), but also a 2 years old stingray and another Arowana female (2.5 years old, 48 cm) and a REtroculus xinguensis.

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The next day, I have found two more disasters, with the death of 2 of my oldest fish : Panaque schaeferi, 10 years old, 2 feet TL :

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a very saddening story... with pain and ego wound, cause it's all my deepest fault.

But I kept on going... and corrected the root cause... and then, after 3 more weeks of intense caring for this tank, I'm back with pretty good conditions and fish hungry again.

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Oh this is the worst I've seen! You must be floored by this.

Was this just from lack of water changes?
 

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That’s awful. So sorry for the tragic loss.
 

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no, just a bad error from me during water changes and internal filter quarterly clean up... Like usual, every 3-4 months, I clean the anaerobic bottom layer of the filters. Taking out black mud and NH3 from this ****.

But unlike usual, I was too concerned and worried by changing work (on April 1st) and with mean subjects from my boss, and I refilled with cold water DIRECTLY IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FILTER, in the anaerobic zone, not only releasing NH3, NO2 and mud in the whole tank, but causing also a lethal drop of oxygen.

Of course, as Murphy is always around, I made the water change on Thursday morning, and left for job till Friday night, when I discovered (at first smell) the disaster.

thug life... and newbie ****... after 20 years of fishhobbying, I'm still producing **** sometimes...
 
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Oh man, I’m gutted reading this. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing, hopefully we can all learn from this. Just tell the boss to F off lol. (Don’t actually).
 
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This sucks sorry man. Thos fish looked like you provided them with a great life. The stories are becoming real familiar lately.
 
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