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Old 10-28-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hairy mushroom

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My hairy mushroom coral is not looking so good.

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Anyone know why?
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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It looks to me like its splitting.

What are your params?
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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Ammonia: .10ppm
High range ph: 7.8
Nitrites: 2.5 ppm
Salinity: 1.022 ppt

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Old 10-29-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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Here's a picture of it now

It's looking a little better I think than before.

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Old 10-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Both your ammonia and nitrites are high, especially your nitrites which are very high. Also, your pH is a bit low which probably means your alkalinity is low as well. Have you tested your alk yet?

Your salinity is also a bit too low.

Until you get the ammonia and nitrites under control it's likely that they will kill your mushroom. What else do you have in the tank? How long has your tank been set up? What is your water change schedule?
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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Just did a 10% water change. Nitrites are somewhere close to 0ppm, so maybe .5ppm now. Ammonia still looks about .10ppm. For the part about what I have in the tank do you mean what fish?
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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Is the tank cycled or did you add a ton of stuff at once? You shouldn't see ammonia or nitrites once you are cycled, pretty poisonous stuff to livestock and quite stressful... If not deadly.
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The tank is cycled. I have had it running for about three or four years now.
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How should I lower the ammonia and nitrates?


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Old 10-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #10
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Weekly water changes and feed less
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