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Old 03-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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Corals not opening

I have Zoas and mushrooms right now that have been in the tank for about 4 days and nothing is opening or looking good

My parameters are:
Nitrate- 0
Nitrite- 0
Ammonia- 0
Calcium- 500
Alkalinity- 14
Salinity- 1.027
PH- 7.6
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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Corals not opening

Your alk is a little high, and you should drop your salinity just a little to .023 - .026. Your not dosing anything are you?
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Corals not opening

Yeah, alk is a little high.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:39 PM   #4
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Nope so would those reasons be why corals aren't opening?
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Could be part of it, especially if they were in a tank closer to NSW levels when you got them. Jw are you using Red Sea coral pro salt?
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Corals not opening

Yeah, we'll I'd say the alk because it's the only thing really wrong. 8-12dkh is where you want it. Though dosing could be an issue.
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No to the salt and what you mean about dosing
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What size is the tank?
Also, your ph is low... Just noticed that should be 8.0-8.2
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By dosing we mean additives to boost trace element levels ( calc, dkh, mg)
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:03 AM   #10
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So what would you guys suggest doing and it's a 90 gallon
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