The salinity is a bit low. I would bump that up to 1.025 SG
(35ppt) with the next few water changes. Is the candycane lower in the tank as well? They will do better lower in the tank with a decent set of lights which you have...
Most of yout problem may lie here....
Originally Posted by jerejohnson
= ? 220ppm im bringing it up slowly
Definately get the Ca
level a bit higher but at the same time make sure you get a proper alkalinity test kit as well. Hopefully you are not dosing any types of buffers without being able to guage the results. I would also test your saltmix, (brand?). If you have already done 2x25% water changes and that is the result, somethings amiss. Is it possible to take a sample to your tank water and newly mixed change water to the LFS
and have them test. Alkalinity, Ca
With your ph
at 8.2, I would strongly suspect a high alkalinity.