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Old 05-31-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Help !!!! Xenia /anthelia thing

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Water temp is 78.
I realize problem #1 is I don't know what kind of coral it is.
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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Really need the trace element levels to help. Also what lights/flow are you running?
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Only trace elements are supplied by WC. I don't dose anything? I'll check the return lph for flow. I don't have any other powerheads currently
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Polyp and soft corals 'melting' is usually sign of alkalinity being off somehow, usually low.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:49 PM   #5
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Got an alk test an supplement. Dosed then test 2 hours later. Lol wrong order but. It tested at 8.2. Is this ok or low? My only reference says 8-12
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Yes that's fine but if your using a quality reef salt you shouldn't need to be dosing. Since you have already make sure you keep a close eye on all of the levels, dosing one can throw the others out of whack.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:59 PM   #7
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Ok. Alk will affect ph the most correct?
Everyone always says the macro algea sumps are a "natural" way to dispose I nitrates. Is there a natural way to add. Ca and alk?

You mentioned reef salts
I use Reef crystals from petsmart
I change 5 gallons a week
Out of the 34 in my tank Roughly 12% I believe
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:17 PM   #8
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xeina really is a hit or miss
in some tanks it grows like weeds
others it just don't grow at all
it's just a strange thing about xiena
you can have 2 tanks sitting side by side all params the same but in 1 of those 2 tanks it just won't grow but it grows in the other with no issue
so no it's not you, xeina just has weird temperament either it does or it don't
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Ok cool. Anyone who's previously commented know of fish that play well with flame angels? At least percentage wise haha. I'd like to add more livestock. But I really want interesting or beautiful fish. The coral beauty has caught my eye at the store but I don't know how well it will co exist with the current angel.

Also looking at the red and yellow scooter fish????? Looks like a mandarin as far as body style. Kinda rare I think though
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I keep both coral beauty and flame angel they can co exist but it also depends on what size tank you put them in . I keep mine in a 90g tank with lots of hiding places, I wouldn't attempt this with a smaller tank ,
I have a engineer goby ,6 blue reef chromis , several damsels ,six line wrasse along with a lunar wrasse , lawn mower blenny and a mandarin ,
serpent star fish , red leg hermits , blue leg hermits , electric blue hermits , and Scarlett hermits , fire shrimp , Scarlett cleaner shrimp ,
coral banded shrimp , purple lobster
coral beauty s and flame angels are pretty mellow fish they are very active they are always moving
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