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Old 09-22-2006, 02:30 AM   #1
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help w/ PPE & RPE not doing all that great anymore -PICS

Approx 2 months ago I added some RPE & PPE and they don't seem to be to happy anymore. Weird they looked awesome when I first had them up till now. Most of them shriveled up a week or so ago. Couple of them recently came popping out of the shrivel, looking beautiful. What the heck is going on? I'm afraid of losing them!!

They are higher up in my 30'' tank pic here-
http://partydamage.com/fishtank/tankpic.jpg (they are right in the middle, where the yellow tang is)
3x's 250 DE MH 14k (9 month old bulbs) w/ Actinics. Same setup as where they came from.

Tank parameter are ok, mag a little low but everything else is good. Everything else in the tank is doing great including several zoos colonies.

Here's some photos-

Click link to enlarge: http://partydamage.com/fishtank/40.jpg


Click link to enlarge: http://partydamage.com/fishtank/41.jpg


Click link to enlarge: http://partydamage.com/fishtank/42.jpg


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help w/ PPE & RPE not doing all that great anymore -PICS

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What do you consider OK? Do you have specific numbers, as OK can be good to you but not your critters. Any chance you can update "my info" with tank/equipment/critters?
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Old 09-22-2006, 01:50 PM   #3
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Tank parameter are ok
What do you consider OK? Do you have specific numbers, as OK can be good to you but not your critters. Any chance you can update "my info" with tank/equipment/critters?
Sorry for being so short my parameter are (salifert) Tested 2 days ago.
Ammo 0
Nitrate .5
PH 8.3
Phos 0
cal 390
Alk 9
Mag 1190
Stronm 10
Temp 77-82¬į
Salinity 1.023 (normally higher)

Tank: 180 Gal w/ 40 gal sump/refuge
Live Rock: 200+ lbs of Tonga Branch
Lights: 3x 250 HQI MH (Coralvue), 6' 160w Super Actinic, Moonlights
Equipment: ASM G4 Skimmer, UV Sterilizer, Coralife 200 Ozonizer w/ Milwaukee Controller
Tank Flow: 4 hydor flows on return lines, 3 Maxijet Streams, 4 Maxijets (nozzle ends cut off/multi directions, hooked upto wavemaster pro)
Livestock: Powder Blue Tang, Blue Tang (dori), Chevron Tang, Purple Tang, Yellow Tang, 2 Black Clowns & 1 Orange (nemos), 3 Blue Chromis, Purple Firefish, Evansi Anthias, FoxFace, Royal Gramma Basslet, Two Spot Goby, Yellow Stripe Clingfish, Canary Blenny, 2 Green Mandarin
Inverts: Bulb Anemone, Mutiple Species of Craps & Snails, 2 Serpent Stars, Blood Shrimp, 2 Scarlet Shrimp
Corals: Mostly LPS with some SPS, multiple Zoanthids & Palythoa

again, tank photo
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Old 09-22-2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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Where is the placement of these in your tank?
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Where is the placement of these in your tank?
right in the middle of the tank. right by the yellow tang if you look at the tank photo in my first & last post.

do you think it might be bacteria growing on them or maybe algae? you can kinda see something on them. the rock they are on is the only rock that has what appears to be cranyo (spell?) growing on it.
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There is some bacterial snot on them. Investigate iodide dips.
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There is some bacterial snot on them. Investigate iodide dips.
what would I Investigate (what to look for, bugs)

how to do a iodide dips with these corals?

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Maybe you might want to relocate them somewhere else in tank due to too much light and too much or not enough current. Liveaquaria states that they require moderate lighting and where I see them at on your tank pic it seems they are recieving high amount of light. Cant tell on current. This is something you can check out.
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Seachem makes a Reef Dip that works well. Place the recommended amount in a separate container of tank water, and let soak for up to twenty minutes. I would attempt this with one colony, and guage the reaction before attempting it with both colonies.
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