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Old 12-03-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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For the last week my leather coral has been laying on its side and it's color is changing from a bright lavender to a faded one. All my parameters are normal except that my Calcium is high in the 500's. Is there anything I can do to save it?
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For the last week my leather coral has been laying on its side and it's color is changing from a bright lavender to a faded one. All my parameters are normal except that my Calcium is high in the 500's. Is there anything I can do to save it?
What do you use for lighting, and where is it placed in the tank.

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Old 12-03-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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I have LED lights. It was on the bottom but I moved it towards the top/middle.
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leathers are not high light corals. exactly what LED fixture do you have and what size tank is this?
what test kit is telling you your calcium is at 500? what is your alk? if in fact your calcium level is 500, i'm betting your problem is very low alk.
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I use an API test, the alk is fine
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It's a 36 gallon
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then your calcium is not 500. the api calcium test kit is not accurate IMO/IME.
what fixture are you using over the 36, and what are the dimensions?
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It's a Marine Land double bright LED light, 24 inces
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Try moving the coral back down in the tank. My cabbage is at about 2/3 up in my tank and fully healthy with ecoray60D LEDs. My cabbage is about a foot below the acutal lights. However, my calcium isn't that high either.
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