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Old 07-23-2013, 02:57 PM   #11
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Oops, previously I stated it was caused by my mushroom. That was a mistake. It's a toadstool that is literally taking over my tank. I have been considering trading him into my LFS, because its so big. I will now definitely look to trade him in.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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Yes, I figured you meant toadstool. Softies won't lose a skin coat.
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An update- two of my 3 SPS have rebounded nicely. I can't tell if the birdsnest is coming back or not. Time will tell. Thanks again for the advice.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:07 PM   #14
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So what are you doing differently that's caused them to come back? Did you stop dosing? Water changes?
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Birds nest is the "canary in the mine" when it comes to low alkalinity. X is right, that's what started your problem. Consider dosing with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) or sodium carbonate (soda ash) to get your Kh level up. But do it slowly.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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I did a few large water changes and I think that helped. I still dose, but at the rate I was doing before my LFS told me I needed to increase my dosing.
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