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Old 01-05-2014, 12:05 AM   #11
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I run my lights 11 hours a day, but I'm trying to lower it to 9-10 now.
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Should be fine and no they don't
Ah ok... I plan for a peppermint soon, I've noticed few tiny tiny aiptaisia strigning my zoa frag. I killed the bigger one with aptasia-x, awesome product !
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I run my lights 11 hours a day, but I'm trying to lower it to 9-10 now.
Kk me it's from 16:00 to 00:00
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:27 PM   #14
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I think I will frag my frag, it's dying for sure, all the mid part is white, no polyps. How to frag it ?

Do i need to put it on a plug or not ? I plan to cut off the white part with cutters, and put some super glue on the sides without putting it on a frag... Will this work ? I'll send you a pictures in 4 hours...
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When did you raise your calcium and how fast. You need make sure you do things gradually especially with sps coral in the tank.
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When did you raise your calcium and how fast. You need make sure you do things gradually especially with sps coral in the tank.
I'm not sure (I'm at work) but I think I use Kent Turbo-Calcium. I play a lot computer, and during loadings I just drop few little round calcium particles directly into the HOB protein skimmer, so it dissolve progressively. So Probably I raised my calcium from something like 380 to 500 in 6 hours. I know 500 is too much, and now I know I must dose less to maintain 450... Is it too much (the raising speed I mean).

That's a new tank, parameters are not so much stable, it's hard to keep same values between WCs... 20g... But for the first three days I had this SPS, the calcium was stable at 350, but the coral bleached.

I didn't know about light acclimatation, I just saw on the web: High lights, med-high flow... So I've put it in the middle of the tank, where's I think there's the more PAR.

It's a very small frag I bought, and I fragged it into 5 parts, throwing away the part with the white skeleton. Some parts seems to recover and some seems to be dying...
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Some part I fragged start to recover the orange thing on the calcium skeleton, and some parts just lost all polyps. So I crushed dead parts and mixed it with the substrate for calcium. Good idea ?
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It seems like you raised it too much, too fast. Slow changes are best. Alk seems a little low. Want to be around 9-12dkh depending. But, it was steady. Did this bleach before or after you changed your calc?
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It seems like you raised it too much, too fast. Slow changes are best. Alk seems a little low. Want to be around 9-12dkh depending. But, it was steady. Did this bleach before or after you changed your calc?
I bought it, added it to the tank at
Ca 350
Alk 8
MG 1400

Then I raised the alk+ca to 10 and ca to 500. I didn't know how much to add products, this is not written. Now I know how to dose.

Now alk is 9, and ca 450. I fragged he birdsnest, and crushed the parts that donesn't have no more polyps. I got 5 live frags from this fragging, 1 dying, and 4 that seems to recover...

What's the white skeleton made of ? What's exactly the skin color thing that cover that's skeleton ?

I have them for 2-3 weeks now...
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It seems like you raised it too much, too fast. Slow changes are best. Alk seems a little low. Want to be around 9-12dkh depending. But, it was steady. Did this bleach before or after you changed your calc?
I disagree, my alk remains between 7-8 and all 3 of my birdnest grow like crazy. After all natural sea water alkalinity is 7.
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