Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-04-2015, 06:15 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Istrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 842
Send a message via Skype™ to Istrom
Sniperhank is right, the only time I've ever seen a SPS come back from recession and algae growing over it was with my montipora setosa, and I really think I just got extremely lucky.
__________________

__________________
I wonder why tough corals are called hammers, and weak corals are called buttons...

-Istrom
Istrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2015, 01:40 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Posts: 900
Send a message via AIM to Breakthecycle2
My tank is only 3 months old and I went through (still a little actually) a cyano problem. I did the lights off thing and at times only kept the blues on for a few hours. My SPS started turning brown. Once I kept the lights on the regular schedule, they started coming back. That being said, what REALLY helped was I started doing daily dosing of Red Sea Reef Energy and Reef Colors. ALL my coral, within 10 days, started showing the most incredible colors. The greens and blues in particular are very crisp.
__________________

__________________
Breakthecycle2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 03:07 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Chefjpaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NYC
Posts: 103
New sps dying

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breakthecycle2 View Post
My tank is only 3 months old and I went through (still a little actually) a cyano problem. I did the lights off thing and at times only kept the blues on for a few hours. My SPS started turning brown. Once I kept the lights on the regular schedule, they started coming back. That being said, what REALLY helped was I started doing daily dosing of Red Sea Reef Energy and Reef Colors. ALL my coral, within 10 days, started showing the most incredible colors. The greens and blues in particular are very crisp.

While these supplements may be good for and established tank, that has nutrients and stability under control, they can add to excess pollution and certain elements being thrown out of whack.

Reef colors and energy should be used and dosed according to the elements tested for those each individual items.
(Example: if your dosing "A" and not testing for iodine, you could be adding iodine too excess).

3 months is not going to be too terribly stable.

Cyano being present means excessive PO4 & or NO3, reef energy is adding to that.
__________________
🐌
Chefjpaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 03:10 AM   #14
member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Orange County
Posts: 341
Biggest thing with SPS and tissue recession is around flow or light. anything else will usually just change it's color.

With SPS flow can start to be a factor the next day. If you buy a colony used to rapid water flow (which is where we keep SPS in stores) and you put it in a tank with one no flow it's going to recede.

SPS requires owners to realize these animals come from a coral reef. I believe acropora can withstand up to 20lbs of water pressure with correct calcium skeleton. If you can't see the polyps constantly moving it's not enough flow haha
__________________
Reefer James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 03:21 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Chefjpaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NYC
Posts: 103
Alk swings is a major contributor as well I find.

Temperature, alk, ph swinging drastically can all be factored into stn / rtn.

Sometimes they just do because they're sensitive little.....


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
🐌
Chefjpaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 03:25 AM   #16
member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Orange County
Posts: 341
I mean for all sake and purposes alkalinity is just a buffer. It's a matter of how easily the pH can swing.

Typically there's not enough waste for low alkalinity to be an issue in aquaria. What would be more likely is if kh was low, calcification has drawn magnesium down and now calcification can not even occur and then death is seen.

Temp will hurt you quickly that is true but we're talking 82+ for a long period of time. Salinity as well.

Gosh the more we explain sps the harder it sounds haha..
__________________
Reefer James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 03:29 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Chefjpaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NYC
Posts: 103
True...true!

Just alkalinity is easiest to test for stability purposes.

Blastem with flow, keep parameters stable and sufficient light. It's really easy.



Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
🐌
Chefjpaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 02:02 PM   #18
member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Orange County
Posts: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chefjpaul View Post
True...true!

Just alkalinity is easiest to test for stability purposes.

Blastem with flow, keep parameters stable and sufficient light. It's really easy.



Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
haha true that. I will test alkalinity because it's the easiest test.. just 10ml tank water and a simple tritation. If that's weird you test the other stuff.
__________________

__________________
Reefer James is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dyi, dying, sps

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All my sps corals are dying JJ-MIK Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 01-21-2014 10:13 AM
Sps dying?? Madreefer420 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 21 08-05-2012 02:47 PM
Dying plants and dying honeys in a discus tank STARFYRE Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 12-31-2006 02:28 PM
Fish are dying, dying and then dying reefobsessed Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 03-26-2004 01:30 PM
New SPS, labeled as M. Digitata but I have doubts. d9hp New Acquisitions 11 07-07-2003 09:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.