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Old 01-22-2015, 08:01 AM   #21
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Anything I can do to help my poor pagoda ?

Ah, I did my first WC yesterday, I'll proceed to another 25% tonight, my 5g new saltwater is currently mixing with a powerhead.

Then i'll take mesurements of water chem, and dose.

I'll do an experiment by raising slowly my Mg to 1550ppm see if GHA dies...
The guy at the LFS told me to not go over 1700ppm, he told me one of his clients was at 2000ppm and corals were still healty.
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I don't recall seeing any people saying that they overdosed and killed corals or fish, but I did see people saying it must be the Kent product...not just any mag additive will do.
The Pagoda Cup will come back if parameters are ideal.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:04 PM   #23
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I know you think you don't have a phosphate problem or nitrate problem because they are not testing high but 99% you do. My small tank crashed for 3 months corals dying gha everywhere. nitrate and phosphate testing zero with 2 kits. I got a phosban reactor and did some water changes bam gha Gone. You don't need a reactor but media bags would do you wonders.


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Old 01-22-2015, 03:16 PM   #24
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I know you think you don't have a phosphate problem or nitrate problem because they are not testing high but 99% you do. My small tank crashed for 3 months corals dying gha everywhere. nitrate and phosphate testing zero with 2 kits. I got a phosban reactor and did some water changes bam gha Gone. You don't need a reactor but media bags would do you wonders.


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I'm already dosing NOPOX, running GFO and Carbon also... NO3 and PO4 testing 0.

I think the GHA are coming from nutrients my rocks release... I recently bleached my rocks, cured/cycled them for 1 months, then rinsed them under saltwater, then put them back to the tank... GHA started 1 week after adding thoses bleached rocks. This is like if the GHA were feeding directly to the source (rocks) and the nutrients don't have the time to be released into the water column, so the readings are 0...

Anyways, I'm currently Doing two daily 25% water change, last one tonight...

For my Pagoda coral, the guy at the LFS told me maybe the "Seachem Reef Dip" (I already have this product at home) could help it revive.

I'm also running my R420R 60W 16000K° LED Lighting system for 8 hours total, including 4.5 hours at almost full power...
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:43 PM   #25
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Water params problem

Sorry to hear you are having so many gha issues -Two water changes a day is a lot. In only two days you removed 100% of the water volume it's going to take time my large tank was
Covered in GHA. I peroxide dipped everything and cleared it all up. It hasn't come back since with regular monthly water changes. What skimmer are you running ? You can see the hair algae turning ghost white in picture 3
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For my Pagoda coral, the guy at the LFS told me maybe the "Seachem Reef Dip" (I already have this product at home) could help it revive.
I doubt a dip is going to do anything at this point. I believe it was the low alk that is effecting the pagoda. Keep the alk stable and it should do better.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:12 AM   #27
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Nah I mean 25%WC one day, 25%WC the day after... So in two days...

The protein skimmer is rated for 50g to 90g, I have a 20g.

For the pagoda, then I won't do a dip, I'll not touch it, so less stress...

Tonight I'll buy Kent Tech-M, the underground community suppose there's a kind of heavy metal in this thing that kill GHA when boosting Mg > 1550ppm.

How can I boost my coraline growth ?
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High calcium alk light and flow


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500ppm Calcium is ok ?
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500 is slightly high but it's about where it needs to be 420 is optimal -but it's not like you are under the preferred range and not insanely high maybe don't dose for a day or two days and see where it goes to.


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