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Old 12-10-2012, 06:45 PM   #1511
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That is true. I am def not having calcium issues. The alk on the other hand...not sure why mine dropped.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:21 PM   #1512
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Well it all comes down to money Imo, adam. So it sounds like uou want to do what jack and ive got going? We have lots of lps and softies, but also some easy sps like meteor shower, purple haze, acro, etc. i'd sell off the tough sps and take it easy until you find more time.

If you have the money, though, buy a doser. It'll run you round 250 or 300 bucks, but if you can come up with the money it would totally solve your dosing problems
Yeah, which is definitely one of the only things I dislike about this hobby. I'd sell the corals, but my worry is that it's all encrusted, so selling it would be hard. And yeah a doses would be great, but I'm not having calc and alc issues like that. The issue is that I don't trust my salt mix. Sometimes the calc is really high and alk really low, but the salinity is 1.026. I could definitely get away with no dosing.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:24 PM   #1513
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What is your magnesium running? I've heard from a couple sources that getting the magnesium elevated will kill it off. I struggle with the bryopsis as well, and have been dosing magnesium buffer and just changed from Coralife to Kent Reef salt hoping the reef salt will help to keep it elevated. Low magnesium also leads to calcium and alkalinity precipitating, and could be the source of that issue.

Last night I scrubbed a lot off, sucked out what I could, and then changed out the filter socks as well as changing out the GFO in my reactor. I recently added a tomini tang in the hopes he'll eat some. Next step is getting a sea hare...
I've tried kent m and it only killed it off for a little while. Trust me, I've tried about everything now. Even in tank h2o2 dosing. I've gone fishless to cut off nearly all nutrients and countless water changes with good rodi water. Oh, and I made my tank barebottom. This is worst algae ever.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #1514
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Honestly you shouldnt be having dosing issues. Water changes should.be plenty cause you really don't have all that many hard corals. I barely need to dose and when I up my water changes a bit I don't and I have roughly 60 corals in my tank with most being lps or sps.
I'm not having the issue of too low calcium and alk, it's that my levels fluctuate a lot.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:58 PM   #1515
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Enchinata fragged now too along with a ton of others lol
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Enchinata fragged now too along with a ton of others lol
Did it grow much?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #1517
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A new ring of mouths from what I got from you but it had a bit of bryopsis on the disk which was irritating it which is why I fragged it sooner then late.. figure ill get a lot more growth now with multiple pieces minus the bryopsis. Its also on the birdsnest colony but I'm not having any issues of it spreading just stays put for me lol.
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A new ring of mouths from what I got from you but it had a bit of bryopsis on the disk which was irritating it which is why I fragged it sooner then late.. figure ill get a lot more growth now with multiple pieces minus the bryopsis. Its also on the birdsnest colony but I'm not having any issues of it spreading just stays put for me lol.
Get rid of those pieces NOW. I didn't know they had bryopsis on them. That stuff will ruin your tank. It didn't grow at all for the longest time, then just shot up and spread everywhere. Be careful!!
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Ya I've been pretty good with it and with the new direction I'm going with my tank it shouldnt be an issue.. I also run very high reef levels which I'm pretty sure is keeping it at bay and only growing where it had already been rooted in.
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Ya I've been pretty good with it and with the new direction I'm going with my tank it shouldnt be an issue.. I also run very high reef levels which I'm pretty sure is keeping it at bay and only growing where it had already been rooted in.
Alright, that's what I did for a while. Just make sure you keep it isolated, I'd hate to see it ruin your tank too.
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