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Old 04-01-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Have i killed my hammer coral?

I have had this hammer coral for about a year.
2 weeks ago it was doing amazing. But i have altered a couple of things to try and improve sps growth!
I have lowered the intensity of my 165w leds from 100% to about 60% and brought my phosphates down from .50 to about .10 in a week.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:33 PM   #2
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Even a drop in bad parameters can be stressful. Keep it pristine and stable.


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Old 04-01-2015, 01:38 PM   #3
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Yea i have just been trying this ati phospate stop. Didnt think it would work so quickly!!
Would the light change have affected it?
If you remember it was yourself i spoke to about my light settings!


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Any drastic change can effect things. I don't think it would be the lighting, but these aren't change things everyday sort of deals. It is make an adjustment and watch for a week...then adjust if necessary...so on.


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So you think is more likely the quick drop in phospates? Is that a big drop in a week?


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Do you think it is beyond recovery?


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I think keeping things stable will lead to recovery. You might want to up the lighting 5% and see if it likes that.
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looks like you can still see polyps so it should come back. If you see the white skeleton thats when you're in the danger zone...
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Can see a little bit of white! Ok will turn them up 5%



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Hammers are tough IMHE. Consider the evolution of the organism. Improvements are measured in months, years, and decades. I wouldn't change too much at once to expect a positive change in days.
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