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Old 07-19-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Parameters Ok? Problems?

Hey all. This is day 3 that my GSP has not opened up. At first, it was one of 3 colonies that stayed closed. Today, its all 3. I also noticed that my leather coral was closed up with no polyps extended. Of course, the first thing I did was bust out the test kit.

PH: 7.8
Ammonia: 0 PPM
Nitrite: 0 PPM
Nitrate: 10 PPM
Phosphate: 0 PPM
KH: 8 degrees
Calcium: 460mg
Salinity: 1.024
Temp: 80 degrees


I was forced to miss a water change due to some events, but have a 10% planned for next weekend. Making RO now. That should help the Nitrate.

I can't however figure out why my PH is coming in low all of the sudden.
According to my records it was staying stable at around 8. Any idea if the coral would be upset about this?









*edit* I should also note that I changed a power head direction the other day and the green stars got some extra flow. Could an adjustment in flow be making them unhappy?
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I had some ph problems recently which turned out to be a lack of surface agitation. As soon as I pointed my powerheads to the surface while keeping the lower tank still moving, my pH shot up from 7.8 to 8.4
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #3
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Why such a long break between your second to the last test and your last test?
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Why such a long break between your second to the last test and your last test?
A combination of less testing and not recording partial tests.

I didn't realize it had been so long since my last full test.

I won't let It happen again.
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Do us a favor and test your PH right before the lights go out. This will give you a true reading.
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Do us a favor and test your PH right before the lights go out. This will give you a true reading.
Ok will do tonight around midnight
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A combination of less testing and not recording partial tests.

I didn't realize it had been so long since my last full test.

I won't let It happen again.
LOL, I thought that you were away and that was the reason for the problem.LOL
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LOL, I thought that you were away and that was the reason for the problem.LOL
Haha. I was just giving you a ahrr time for giving me a hard time.

I should test more than I have been.
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Also, where in Chicago are you located?
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