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Old 06-28-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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The montipora I got was jammed between two of his rocks so the outside is brown but is it starting to bleach?
And is that algea that I should get off on my birds nest


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You don't want anything growing on SPS. It will overwhelm and kill it. Sometimes damage like such won't let them recover. The browning of the montipora is tissue recession and is not good.
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I'd like to see a phosphate test from a quality kit. The algae I see reminds me of my tank and its phosphate issues.
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Im running gfo
What test kit would you recommend I heard most are junk


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The birds nest is bleaching at the bottom of the base anything I can do to save it?


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If there is still algae on it, remove it. You can try fragging it above the tissue recession.
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The birds nest is bleaching at the bottom of the base anything I can do to save it?


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This is pretty common of under lit tanks. Try to make sure the birds nest tips are pointed and growing towards your tip. This will place it more similar to how it was in it's old location.

I like the idea of fragging it. High flow really helps, but not the point of blowing the polyps off. They should be extended and moving constantly though.
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