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Old 08-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Symptoms of bad KH

Some of you guys probably saw my other post about my low KH. I need to know what some of the symptoms of low KH are (for corals obviously). Is it bleaching? Recession? Tissue loss?
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Recession and melting.
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Just curious if you don't have a KH test kit.
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Of course I do. I have three and they all give me different readings
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If they are not far way off i would average the 3 readings.
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My red sea says 9.8. Api says 10 Elos says 7. I am going with the Elos.
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I was relying soley on the red Sea. I started noticing corals dying, bleaching and receding. I was thinking it was my lighting, but after two months of keeping the light low, they did not get better.
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7 is not a death sentence if that's the correct reading. Stability is the key. Alk bouncing up and down is what wipes out corals IME.
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You might be right about the bouncing up and down. I wasn't dosing anything, instead, I was using water changes only. My corals weren't doing good, at least some of the LPS wasn't.
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I'm going to agree wit X on this one. Ocellating
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