Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The easiest way to crash your tank is to feed your fish.
The rest of the story: The term “tank crash”, refers to a large die-off of coral or fish life. These tank crashes are usually caused by ammonia spikes due to the biofilter getting overwhelmed and/or dying.
Can you instigate a tank crash by feeding your fish? Yes, if you dump in lots of food such that the food isn’t consumed, sits in your tank for days and rots. Feeding this much food would be done intentionally, likely with the purpose of crashing the tank. (Think rebellious teenager or divorcing spouse)
Feeding your fish only enough food so that all the food is consumed in 1-2 minutes won’t crash your tank. Your fish need food and feeding them shouldn’t be done in fear that your whole system is about to come crashing down.Browse the Store! Questions?