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Old 03-03-2014, 03:46 PM   #11
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Are the rest of your coral doing okay? Did they open before and you changed something and now the don't open?

And can I have the actual numbers of your parameters?
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That's my only one I never felt my light was adequate enough almost as soon as I put it in in closed. Ammonia is 0, high range ph is 8, nitrites are 0 and nitrates are 80 - 100.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:50 PM   #13
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I'm currently doing 3 water changes a week to lower my nitrates
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:01 PM   #14
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Oh wow, nitrates are definitely an issue, that's a lot more than a bit high.. I thought you were talking like 20ppm. That's extremely high.

You need to get them down asap, I would do daily or every other day 25% or larger water changes until their <20.
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One hailed over a 75 isn't much.. What are your florescents? T5HO? How many bulbs and how long? Exact specs please
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150 watt hqi metal halide 2 if them and moon lights. 96 watt fluorescent t5 acitinics 4 in total. In the last week I had to change my heater, my protein skimmer and then yesterday my light
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Just to clarify:
2x hqi 150W
4 x 96W actinics

With the new heater the tank is still at ~78? some heaters are way off calibration. All the changes are good.

I see only see one big problem, and that's the nitrates.. that's your problem right there.
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Yup I keep it around 78 - 79 I have a digital thermometer. I think my old lights and insufficient protein skimmer and a broken water mover made my nitrates sky rocket
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Generally the main cause of high nitrates is insufficient water changes.
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Yup I neglected it but I'm not going to be in that boat ever again. Once this is in check every week water changes.
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