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Old 05-23-2011, 11:23 PM   #271
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i squirt the gel on under the water.
the constant drip you mentioned is probably kalkwasser, calcium, or alk supplement. you may or may not need this according to your salt mix, your water change schedule, and your coral load.

in just a few weeks you can color up sps with the right parameters and lighting.
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The drip can be an auto top off or it can be some type of additive, Kalk, Calcium, dKH. Or some other additive.
The time it takes to color up depends on how happy it is... it may never color up, or it could be a vibrant pink within a week or two.
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sorry I didn't notice Mr X had already responded.
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I need a sump room... I have big plans for my basement.
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:09 AM   #275
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What would keep my birdsnest from getting its color?
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Too bright, too dim, too salty, not enough salt, too high of pH, too low of pH, too much of ammonia, nitrite, and/or nitrate, not enough food, not the right type of food, something in the water that you can't test for that the corals don't like... there are a lot of variables it's hard to know what is causing it. Keeping stable water parameters is the best thing you can do.
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I really need some test kits and some digtal mointors. When I upgrade downstairs I will have to get more equipment. Everything is just so expensive.
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Start with a master test kit they are way cheaper then buying them all individually.
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you got the BN frag just a couple days ago. sps doesn't change color that quickly in my experience, unless it turns white. i think it was the other guys' lighting that made the coral look more pink. i wouldn't worry about it just yet.
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The tips of mine are white... Is this normal growth? Also, I superglued the end of it on a flat surface. It is standing like a tree. Will this bond stronger as it grows to support its increasing weight. Sorry, just wanna make sure I got this right. I will post a pic in a bit.
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