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Old 03-18-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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Need advice from the elder reef aquarist

I have a stock build Biocube 29 & it has been cycled and running for going on 8 months now. I have major probZ and need need advice and help!

My elegance Coral(Aussie) looks like shiz and isn't fully extending it's tentacles.
I have a Stylo Coral that isn't fully blooming.
I have a Green Open Brain & Green carpet that are doing beautifully.
& about 4 heads of Frogspawn that are doing just ok.

My perimeters are;
Ph - 8.3
Salinity - 1.025
Ammonia - 0
Nitrate -0
Nitrate - 0
**^**Because I just did my 3 water change
Calcium is 240 **now dosing with Seachem Feed Ca - only dosed 3x
Hardness - low
Phosphates - low

I use to feed coral::: REEF FUEL (barbs, vitamins, & amino acids)
& Dr. G Caviar Mix

I also have an arrow crab & skunk clown with misc turbo snails.

I want to know mainly why my elegance coral is doing so weirdly and why my tank just isn't thriving like it should?!
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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If you have the stock lighting, that is your problem. It is no where near enough.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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Need advice from the elder reef aquarist

The elegance looks to be an indo elegance as well. They don't last long in our systems. The stylo looks brown which would indicate not enough light/high nutrients. An 29 gallon is no place for a carpet nem IMO, it will take over that whole tank eventually. How long have you had it?
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It's 100% the lightning, but also your calcium is way too low. If your ALK is low too, expect the rest of the corals to follow suit.
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It's 100% the lightning, but also your calcium is way too low. If your ALK is low too, expect the rest of the corals to follow suit.
Yeah I agree
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Definitely not enough light for SPS, and I agree, that's probably not an Aussie Elegance. I also agree on the carpet, which will get the size of a trash can lid eventually.
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Calcium is too low... Try to keep it higer but the most stable as possible.

Any fluctuations in my parameters result my corals to close or have strange behaviours.
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Calcium is too low... Try to keep it higer but the most stable as possible.

Any fluctuations in my parameters result my corals to close or have strange behaviours.
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What types of large colorful corals are going to survive in a biocube then?
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:20 PM   #10
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mrvincent I am doing up the calcium now
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