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Old 05-30-2016, 03:39 PM   #11
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These battles can take a long time. If nitrates are 100, for example, a 50% water change will bring them down to 50.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:58 PM   #12
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My nitrates and nitrites are all down at 0 right now so I don't think that's the problem, I'll just wait it out I think.
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:36 PM   #13
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So it's been a day since the change how long will it take for the change to be apparent. Also read some where that the brown color could be from to much nuetrients, so I'm going to stop feeding it brine shrimp.


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how long will it take can depend on lots of things could take weeks may take months as long as you can keep on top of things and keep things stable you should see the results eventually you just need to be patient until then.


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Old 06-07-2016, 12:32 AM   #14
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So far everything is fine with my star polyp, it's becoming more full now. But my acan seems to be getting worse and I can't tell if what it's doing is normal or not, it keeps shrinking and its edges are turning white.Click image for larger version

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It does look in pretty rough shape. What are the parameters? Though I'd normally look towards LPS coral not inflating to be related to alkalinity, I'd be more inclined to think the nitrates/phosphates are still at hand here if I'm remembering this all correctly.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:24 AM   #16
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I just did a water change last week though, everything else is doing better as well. Could it be getting to much light now that I have the tank light on from 11am to 10:30 pm? I would have thought that if levels were still off that the star polyp would still be having problems
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Here's a update, my acan is doing very well lately and the star polyp is showing more green strands things, still I would like to see it fully extended. Here's a quick question the star grew out onto a fake plant, and when I moved the plant to clean it, it pulled that piece of coral off with it. I have left it attached but have not moved it from the tank, should I get rid of it? I don't want more of this coral in my tank.


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Old 06-18-2016, 12:41 PM   #18
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You can remove the fake plant or have to remove the gsp from the plant. Gsp is a fast grower and can even become invasive.


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Here's a update. The scan has fully recovered its inflated it center area is a vibrant green I have not seen. The gsp is recovering slowly. I found out the problem was salinity. My meter was off by 4 so when I read 24 it was at 20. My meter now shows 28 which is 24. How long do you think it will take for the gsp to fully recover, it's been about 4 weeks and it's slowly recovering.
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:50 PM   #20
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Here's how it looks now Click image for larger version

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