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Old 03-10-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Idaho grape

Hey peeps woke up this morning to some bad news my Idaho grape is turning white I am guessing its bad news, did a water test and this what I came up with
Tank temp is 80*
PH 8.4
Alk normal 1.7
Ammonia 0.25
Nitrates 0
Nitrites 0.05
Any advise is it salvageable ?
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My first thought after all of those numbers come in is SG and then the calcium level. Is it being stung by anything?
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I`ve just about heard of most common names but the Idaho grape escapes me. You have a pic of this. As far as bleaching what about calcium and what type lighting?
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It is a very pretty purple monti when grown under the right lights. I want one!!
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Salinity is 1.024
Calcium I have no way to read
Maybe I should invest in a good calcium reactor
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I have 3x250w metal hallides and two 96w true atinics
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Here is a pic of the Idaho grape yes it is a monti
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My green monti looked worse that that because it was being stung by a frog spawn. I separated them and it recovered nicely. I don't know what could be causing your problem. Hopefully someone can come up with another idea.
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ammonia is present. i would say that's enough to kill sps.
how long have you had it?
do you get alk swings at different times, or perhaps temp swings overnight?
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I do get a little temp swing overnight about 2* had the frag for three or four weeks,I do a water check every other day, you think it could be temp swing if so I will leave house heater on in that room,ammonia has been present since day one can't seem to get rid of it , I have an RODI on the way
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