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Old 07-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Coral problems :(

Hey guys my corals look pretty bad right now... My button polyps that have been growing a ton are very deflated right now. Gsp is closed, zoas are closed, kenya tree is shedding i think..,.. And my lps isnt very extended. The temp is 80.8, nitrates are at ZERO! (hard to believe considering i hve a stocked 66 gallon tank) light is a 6 bulb t5, salinity is .027. Im thinking my problem is that i dont have a reef test kit.., i meant to get one a while ago but i never got around to dropping 50 bucks on it could my lfs test my calcium, magensium, etc?

All fish look great except for a few scratches from my goby... Please help me here!! Thanks
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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When was last pwc?
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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A week ago... Maybe we should do them more often?
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Well, sounds like you are do for one to keep up with weeklys. Without more info that is all I can really say to possibly help.
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Okay i am going to do one today or tomorrow.. What information would be helpful?
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Current parameters. Any recent changes?
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Well the parameters are all zero which is wierd... The only real change is that the temp skyrocketed to 87 last night but we brought i down to 83 pretty quick... Now its at 81. We are going to get a chiller as soon as possible
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Well the parameters are all zero which is wierd... The only real change is that the temp skyrocketed to 87 last night but we brought i down to 83 pretty quick... Now its at 81. We are going to get a chiller as soon as possible
That right there is the problem. 87 is deathly high to most coral. Also the fact you brought it down pretty quick didnt help. Changes like that have to happen slowly. They wont tolerate fast and extreme changes.
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Told you jack. Lol
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Well the parameters are all zero which is wierd... The only real change is that the temp skyrocketed to 87 last night but we brought i down to 83 pretty quick... Now its at 81. We are going to get a chiller as soon as possible
Yeah thats way to hot and it needs to come down gradually and not immediately.
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