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Old 05-31-2014, 01:35 PM   #131
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Never done any alk test or dosing didn't think I was required by soft corals?!?!??
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:38 PM   #132
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Oh yeah, alk being out of whack will effect softies.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:04 PM   #133
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What other issues might I run into bc of low alk? Also if I dose ASAP to acceptable lvls you think this guy is save-able?
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:35 PM   #134
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Alk is requires to test regardless of type of coral.

Are you doing regular water changes with a reef grade salt?

If alk is off and you get it back in range then yes it can bounce back.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:40 PM   #135
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Tested it twice
Alk test out at 8.9 dkh or 3.19meq/l

Still don't have a calcium test....
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:48 PM   #136
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I played roulette just FYI... I actually did the standard dose according to the label. And waited 2 hours to test alk
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:02 PM   #137
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Your alk is fine. Don't dose anything.

What is your current stock and what all are you using for filtration? Any filter media?
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:33 PM   #138
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I have
1 dwarf flame angel

6 small blu leg hermit crabs
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3 small zoa colonies
And a single ricordea mushroom
And two colonies of the anthelia/Xenia stuff
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:37 PM   #139
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About 36lbs of live rock
I think it was 35-40 lbs of live sand

The stock protien skimmer that came with my Red Sea max 130
I use a magnum 350 with the flow turned way down as a media canister
Using phosphate and nitrate media
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:55 PM   #140
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It's possible you have too clean of a tank for the Xenia and such. They like a little more of a dirtier tank than lps and sps corals. Very low bioload along with Weekly water changes and the media are likely stripping all nutrients from the tank.
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