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Old 02-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #11
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Which corals did you try so far?
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #12
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We had a established piece of pulsing Xenia that lasted a week, we then had numerouse pieces of candy cane corals that were perfectly fine in other tank but as soon as placed in to new tank have instantly died, we have had Christmas tree frags, mushroom corals and several other pieces, adding up we have probably lost over 100 worths of coral
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What exactly is living in the tank right now? Inverts?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #14
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2 blood red shrimp
2 cleanor shrimp
5-6 blue legged hermit crabs
1 pepper mint shrimp
1 marble snail
1 sand sifting star fish

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2 butterfly gobies
2 common clownfish
2 firefish
2 blue damsels
2 black damsels
1 yellow cowfish
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #15
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Xenia doesn't seem to do well in some tanks and I don't know why this is. Having inverts in the tank as you do would lead me to believe you don't have anything in the tank like heavy metals or something that you don't have a test kit for, but I wonder about your feeding and nutrient export regimen.
How much are you feeding and how are you exporting nutrients?
High nitrates/phosphates a possibility?
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:12 PM   #16
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They get feed 2 times a day with half a marine mix frozen food block, any excess food is fished out but most times it is completely devoured. We have never really had a problem with phosphates ect and all levels have been stable
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Just because food is eaten, does not mean it's gone. Everything you put in the tank must be removed, by you, via water changes, skimming, etc. Put a weeks worth of food in your hand and think about how effective your mode(s) of export is.
I'm not saying this is definitely the problem, but I think we can agree that something is definitely wrong. Though I can't see how you could have high nutrient levels without some other symptom, like nuisance algae perhaps.
can I see a pic of the tank?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:25 PM   #18
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the only thing is some red seaweed that grew naturally, as soon as corals go in they die?
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The rock is just bare
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That is very strange and I would love to help you, but I'm at a loss at the moment. You have to do a process of elimination- parameters, stray voltage, lighting, heavy metals...etc.
Parameters are good
Stray voltage? How about when you have bare feet and your hand is in the tank? Get a shock?
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