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Old 12-24-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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So I had high nitrates so I did a 25 gallon water change in my 80 gallon reef tank and now my monti cap is starting to fade. What should I do, will it survive Click image for larger version

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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It browned out. High nitrates will do that. Keep good water quality and the color should come back.
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I was referring to the white marks on it that appeared over nite it lost some of its flesh
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I always liked the purple ,
Mine is more of a red/brown colour .
And not nearly that size ,
Do they grow fast ?
I just bought mine as a frag a week ago .
The same rock has monti , acrapora and palys .
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I can't see what you are talking about, but if you have some dead areas with pure white skeleton showing, those won't grow back. The coral will regain it's color and grow elsewhere however. What caused the nitrates?
Did you sort it out?
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:08 PM   #6
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It's the top 2 pictures where there are like little white streaks on the monti
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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If you get your parameters stable and keep them pristine, it can rebound. The monti in my tank survived a 3 day power outage with no water circulation besides be giving everything a stir with a wooden spoon before and after work...it looked like a pure white skeleton with white polyps. It took time, but it eventually came back. Address the nitrates and what caused them, the monti should flourish.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:19 AM   #8
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Just do water changes every 3 or 4 days til you fet your nitrates down
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