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Old 08-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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HELP: whats happening after water change????!!!

I just did a 10g water change on my 75g reef and all my corals have retracted their polyps and this has never happened before. What should I do? I tested the salinity and its still the same, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, <5 nitrates. I make saltwater the day before so it has a chance to properly mix. what should i test for? should I do another water change?
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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I just did a 10g water change on my 75g reef and all my corals have retracted their polyps and this has never happened before. What should I do? I tested the salinity and its still the same, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, <5 nitrates. I make saltwater the day before so it has a chance to properly mix. what should i test for? should I do another water change?
come on people i dont know what to do my coral is all totally retracted into their skeletons
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This happens to me. Maybe the water disturbed them? Were the temps matched? How are your alk, calcium, etc? 10g is alot, im really not suprised. If it goes on for more than a day or two then i'd be worried
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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This happens to me. Maybe the water disturbed them? Were the temps matched? How are your alk, calcium, etc? 10g is alot, im really not suprised. If it goes on for more than a day or two then i'd be worried
Well it's 10% it's a 100g system just the displays 75g. I'm a bit less worried because my clam has opened back up. The temp wasn't the same Won't make that mistake again.
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Well it's 10% it's a 100g system just the displays 75g. I'm a bit less worried because my clam has opened back up. The temp wasn't the same Won't make that mistake again.
Oh good man. Ya that could be it. Do you know how off it was? In a 100g system it wouldnt be a huge impact though...
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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They will reopen there more durable then we think. My lfs sign says the key to this hobby is patience!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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They will reopen there more durable then we think. My lfs sign says the key to this hobby is patience!!
This is true they have been around millions of years for a reason. It's just scary when you have 400$ looking like its on fire.
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Couldn't agree more!!!! Lol. They really are hardy. My toadstool gets blasted with new water with the temp a little different and salinity maybe a little different and opens whenever the lights come on. IK agree, patience is key.
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They are still unhappy an retracted.
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Did you put dechlorinater in your water, I dk about saltwater tanks but I know when I don't use it after a wc in my freshwater tanks my fish start actin weird
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