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Old 12-16-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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coral dying/cloudy water

I've had my tank set up for 5 months now. I have a couple pollyp's that came with the live rock. I came home yesterday and my water was cloudy. All parameters are good. I have been doing regular water changes and haven't added or taken anything away. I thought that maybe something died in the tank but I can't find anything.

All of my livestock is fine except my corals are dying. They have been doing good for 5 months now. Any idea what is wrong?
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I don't know too much about corals, but we will definitely need to know what your water parameters are, in able to help.
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After reading about your info, I dont know what it could be but your butterfly fish could be the problem . Maybe nipping at your corals. What type corals do you have? Can you post you water test results?
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Sorry, my info is now up to date. Butterfly passed away about a month ago. Not sure what type of coral. It is just two polyp type corals. I don't have a reef, they were on some live rock that I got when I set up my tank. My concern is that something is wrong with the water since the corals that have been looking good are now dying. My parameters are ammonia-0 nitrite-0 nitrate-10 ph-8.2 salinity-1.023 temp-80.
I've never had cloudy water before, until yesterday. What would make my water go cloudy all the sudden with no signs that it is about to happen?
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Have you added any chems to your tank lately? Any supplements?
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nothing, just a water change about a week and a half ago.
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It could be so many things. How cloudy? any color to it?
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Can't seem to figure out how to post a picture. Its saying that the image must be less than 1024 pixels. Not sure how to change that on the camera. I'll try and figure it out and post photos.

Aquarium is still cloudy. All animals are fine except for the small coral.
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sounds like something set off a cycle . What kind of lights do you have wattage ect on this system ... I hve a feeling that your corals were toast and that set off a chain of events I would recommend a couple largish water changes 25-30 gallons I think that it sounds like you are having a cycle of sorts we need perameters like ammonia nitrAte nitrIte and ph ect .. also check your test kit to be sure that you did not contaminate it and that the tubes are clean otherwise you may get faulty readings
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