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Old 03-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #31
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Also if calcium has been added and not magnesium as they have both been depleted over time why would his mag be 1300+ for sure?
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Sounds more like simple fluctuations of most of the before mentioned levels. I'm coming intot his late and skipped over some posts, but if he is dosing to keep the levels set at a level you are messing with other levels and masking the underlying problem. Dosing calcium is especially awful with how it can mess with yoru alkalinity.

There is obviously an issue in the tank that isn't being seen. Something is masking it...if you aren't dosing, is there alot of algae buildup in the tank? Might be nitrates... What is your feeding schedule like? How much do you feed? Could be phosphates...
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I don't dose. Feeding schedule is once every two days. I mostly feed them pellets. I put a couple in at time, watch them eat it, then put in a couple more. Then there not as much uneaten foods. Not really to much algea. Couple little spots on two rock. I got a TLF phosban reactor. That helps keep the phosphate low. Also got a BH 2000 reef octopus protein skimmer. My question in the beginning was maybe I needed add some sort of supplement that my tank doesn't have. Thought maybe that's why it died.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:32 AM   #34
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I don't dose. Feeding schedule is once every two days. I mostly feed them pellets. I put a couple in at time, watch them eat it, then put in a couple more. Then there not as much uneaten foods. Not really to much algea. Couple little spots on two rock. I got a TLF phosban reactor. That helps keep the phosphate low. Also got a BH 2000 reef octopus protein skimmer. My question in the beginning was maybe I needed add some sort of supplement that my tank doesn't have. Thought maybe that's why it died.
It's your alk being too low
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No, kenya trees and other soft corals like xenia are odd...they either like a tank or they don't. How did it look when you got it? Even with alk being low it shouldn't have died that quickly...might have been on its way out when you got it.
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It looked good from what I could tell. My lfs is a decent one. U ever hear of That Fish Place in PA?
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Yeah, as a PA native I'm aware of them. They wouldn't have sold you garbage... I'm stumped. Only reasonable route is to throw your tank against the wall in frustration.
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Haha. I thought of that too
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