Originally Posted by jeffaquarius
One cause of coraline algae die off is when you have an unstable water parameter. From what you have said your values are fluctuating and it is not good. You need to get a magnesium tester so you can regulate your calcium properly. They both go hand in hand and coral do consume them so you need to dose your tank regularly. Do you use ro
for your salt mix and top off? LPS
do require less lighting intensity unlike SPS
. You only feed pythoplankton if you have filter feeder corals.
Will start checking and dosing mag. As for the water, yes It's RO
and I buy water at my local LFS
. My problem with the LPS
is that when I started this hobby i had a 29 bio cube and so much of my sps
are on the same rocks and have grown around each other. I can't put the LPS
lower in the water column and sps
higher. I lowered everything as far down as I could and left it at that until the corals acclimated. Problem is, now the sps
loves the light and LPS
is very unhappy. I think I'm gonna have to separate them somehow. Frag it all out I guess... I do have filter feeders so I guess It wouldn't hurt to get some plankton.