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Old 09-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #21
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The easiest way is I would just do a large pwc with the right parameter. I choose my salinity to be at 1.026 since it will have the right level of those elements that I want.
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I'm assuming you mean wellsophyllia? If so, they are low to medium light IME, and they are bleached because of the LED lighting, not alk. I've noticed that most LPS don't tolerate extremely strong lighting without a very long acclimation. The same goes for certain anemones.
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They are all on the sand bed. I guess why I didn't think it was LED related because they came from tanks with LED's already and I had them set very low. So in your experence, it's def the LED's? How can I make them bounce back? As I said, they have been this way for months and even when I was using very low light, they still didn't bounce back.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:26 PM   #24
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How long were your salinity at 1.020 before you raised it up to 1.025? Did you already have those coral problems before or during your salinity went down?
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Hoenstly, I don't know. I wish I could have a better answer. I had two hydrometers that kept reading between 1.25 -1.28. It wasn't until last week that I had the water tested with a refractometer and it read 1.20. I was floored. I knew hydrometers were not 100% accurate, but I never thought they were that off. My best guess is the salinity was down for a while. Maybe a month or more.
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Hmm..lots of variables here. My lps did best under very low light, like that of a 150 watt halide (50 PAR where they sat). They were the most colorful then. Now these LEDs have forced me to do super long acclimation, since I can't turn the display tank down to accommodate. So i end up putting my new additions in the back tanks and starting them at maybe 50% blue and 0% white, and going up from there weekly.
BTW, 50% blue and zero white is enough to keep sps alive with the units I am using. Not brilliantly colored, but growing.
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I would check calibration of refractometer first.
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Just checking. You said salinty is at 1.25 etc. Do you mean 1.025? There should be a zero there. If it is 1.25 that is way too salty.
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I would check calibration of refractometer first.
I did. I calibrated it.
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Just checking. You said salinty is at 1.25 etc. Do you mean 1.025? There should be a zero there. If it is 1.25 that is way too salty.
Yes. I meant 1.025
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