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Old 02-26-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hi the phosphate levels in my tank was 1.0 so I added some phosphate and silicate remover to my external filter and after 1 week tested my water phosphate levels was 0.2 a lot better but my corals have closed up is this just shock ? They open a little but that's it I don't understand my water is good what could it be i have removed the phosphate remover from my filter please help
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:15 PM   #2
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What size tank is this.. I think I saw a foxface
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those all look like toadstools, am i correct? they could be sloughing, but since its all at the same time im thinking there is another problem.

what are you amm, trIte, and trAte readings? if you could post them that would be great.

like fishfan stated it does look like some large fish are in a small tank(looks like a scopas tang, tomato clown, and the coral beauty), which could definitely be a problem, what size tank is it? and whats the stocking list looking like?
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What size tank is this.. I think I saw a foxface
It's a 250 l tank what's a foxface ?
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It's a 250 l tank what's a foxface ?
A type of fish.. It might be a tang though, hiding in the rock.
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A type of fish.. It might be a tang though, hiding in the rock.
in the last picture? i think its a scopas tang


a 250G you say? well im jealous, and now stocking doesnt seem like your problem, unless its a super-tall tank
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in the last picture? i think its a scopas tang

a 250G you say? well im jealous, and now stocking doesnt seem like your problem, unless its a super-tall tank
I only have 4 fish in there a brown tang a clown fish a coral beauty and a butterfly fish not a foxface
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It's a 250 l tank what's a foxface ?
Whoa whoa whoa...250 gallons or 250 litres.
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it's a relatively new 60 gallon tank. it's going to be an ongoing battle trying to keep good parameters. 5 decent sized fish i count.
water changes with good source water (R.O.D.I.) and perhaps lightening the bio load would be the route i would take.
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If it is 250 litres then you have a problem with the tang. A pretty big one. I wouldn't recommend you putting a tang in anything other than a 6 ft. Plus tank.
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