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Old 03-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #21
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I just read an article that Sao most of the corals that r brought r from indo pacific n red sea. They say that the temp in those water are between 85-89 degrees. So I that true corals can survive in higher temps. I guess it mostly depends on what the temps r at lfs. Idk
That is an extreme case...

A fan can help cool the tank however you will deal with more evap..

My tank was successful for many years and I kept the temp 78-80 degrees. I avoid corals like Kenya tree and xenia...
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Assuming that his params are 0,0,0 and 1.025 it has to be something else...
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I disagree...one of the reason reefs around the world are suffering is due to water temps hitting 82 and above...bad things start to happen on the reef when you get to those temps.
That is a massive debate! and not only temp is the problem!, it is a massive shame that the reef in the near future may not be here at all but mother nature is fascinating and hopefully finds a way to adapt as it has in the past, there was a great program recently in the uk called the great barrier reef funnily enough explaining all the factors from mainland issues to mangrove populations try find it on the net. One advantage we have in home aquariums we can adjust certain parameters when required but nature can't do this. But still don't think 82 temp is the cause of this particular problem
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Assuming that his params are 0,0,0 and 1.025 it has to be something else...
What are mag cal alk levels?
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These maybe out of sync especially running a ph of 7.8 which makes me think so
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My calc is around 460. My alk is around 1.7 I think. I'm out working right now. Have it written down at home. Not sure about mag. Never tested for it. All my ammonia, nitrate n nitrite r 0. Salinity is 1.025
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CA at 460 should put your mg at around 1300+ not too bad.

Once again..this is one of those corals that either likes your system or it does not. Some people cannot grow it for anything and others have it crawling out of the tank. IMO it is a coral best left out of your tank....
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have you ever treated the tank with a copper based med?
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Anything from 2.5-4 meq/L (7-11 dKh) is acceptable so your way off that's probably your problem, IMO minimum 8dkh highest 12dkh. Also magnesium makes calcium available so your calcium actually may be higher than you think if your mag is too low.
first step is to check mag and if needed raise mag to around 1350. then check calcium and if needed raise that at around 440. then check alkalinity this would have risen if you've needed to supplement mag and cal if alk hasn't raised enough you need to add carbonates to raise alkalinity on its own to around 10dkh is best.
Then after all that check your PH and it will be around 8.2 if not you have excessive co2 levels but I'm sure you'll be fine with that and your good to go. but do all this over a period if time. That's a lot to take in so sorry for any confusion and just ask and I can explain
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CA at 460 should put your mg at around 1300+ not too bad.

Once again..this is one of those corals that either likes your system or it does not. Some people cannot grow it for anything and others have it crawling out of the tank. IMO it is a coral best left out of your tank....
If you don't think the alk is of any concern at 1.7meq and won't cause problems with every coral then I may as well unsubscribe to this thread now buddy
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