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Old 01-05-2013, 10:40 PM   #281
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Now that is some great knowledge. Would even broadcast feeding a tank end up being harmful do you think?
Just looked at the food i use its called rods ingredients state that it has phyto so maybe i am unknowingly feeding it
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #282
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Yeah, I'm sure the clam(s) is getting some of that. Perhaps the processed meaty foods(fish poop) as well. I see nothing wrong with a squirt of phyto in the water column every so often.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #283
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Thanks for the input. I never spot fed the clam my buddy has two larger ones in his 90 and he stated he spot feeds it pearls or something. It's still in the tank, open but not out. Here's my purple Sea whip. I assume its dying anything I can so to salvage it?


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Old 01-05-2013, 11:18 PM   #284
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The gorgonian and the goniopora have poor success rates in closed systems. The gorgonian is not photosynthetic and relys solely on food from the water column. That said, I doubt it died that fast without eating.
Don't get discouraged. I killed a lot of corals in the beginning. I still kill corals from time to time. Everyone does. Anyone that says they don't lies.
Meanwhile, research things before you buy them. Any gorgonians(also called sea whips) that have white polyps are non photosynthetic filter feeders. They need a steady supply of food in the water column. This is a difficult task in a closed system. It's hard to keep good parameters when constantly adding food.

What are your current parameters?
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:21 PM   #285
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Yeah I didn't realize at first that it wasn't getting its nutrients and food from the lights. I misread the information on reefs2go it was an impulse buy. Any luck in saving it? I posted up my parameters when I did them 2 days ago but I'll do them again now and list them here, to be most current. Thanks for your help, stay tuned. Cheers.
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Again, I don't think it was lack of food that killed it, if you only had it a few days. I'm not sure what it could be.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:22 AM   #287
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pH : 8.4
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5.0ppm
Salinity: 1.026
Calcium: 460 mg/L
KH: 9 dkh/ 161.1 ppm
Phosphate: 0.25 ppm (2 days ago it was zero)

Those are the results as of right now.

My water change is going to be done tomorrow so tomorrow night ill be testing again.
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Tommy I would listen to mr.x he has helped me alot very knowledgable
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #289
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Hova - I am listening lol. I posted up my parameters and when i get home from work tonight after 10 i will do another water change and test again.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:48 AM   #290
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So I did a water change today but did my feeding righ afterwards some frozen brine for my clown so I didn't want to test my parameters now. I'll do it tomorrow before feeding to get the most accurate results. If all turns out well what do you think my issue is that I can't keep fish? I want to add another fish in feb. I hope everything stabilizes in the mean time. Again currently I only have a bunch of corals 1 clown and a cleaner shrimp. By looking at my current stock for corals (previous pictures) please give me answers for feeding. What, how much and when. I bought a spot feeder waiting for it in the mail.
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