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Old 05-19-2015, 11:34 PM   #1
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I upgraded my pump to a 1800 gph pump and still no luck

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ID:	272539my temp is at 79 F at all times and lights are on a timer for 7 hours . My reef tank seems to be ticked some of my coral are angry at me like my leather toadstools and elegance . Every thing parameter wise is fine I even tested for chlorine lol . I do use ro water and my fish are perfectly fine . I have a 150 gallon. I know my ammonia is at .25 is that what would really be all the fuss ?


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Old 05-20-2015, 09:23 AM   #2
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Ammonia readings can for absolute sure affect the corals. Why do you have ammonia showing? Is this a new tank? Did you cycle it and how did you cycle and for how long? Typically ammonia is only present in the beginning when you first cycle a tank. If it shows up later then it most likely wasnt cycled correctly, long enough or the cycle was too weak for your bioload,

How large is the tank and what is the current livestock?
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A150g tank with .25 on amm, Ur tank is either not cycled or something is going wrong.

Not sure 20 drops calcium mean, but if u are using API test kit, if my memory is correct it could be around 380, which is kind of low.

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Old 05-20-2015, 12:11 PM   #4
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My calcium is fine and I've had the tank set up for a year and a half almost . I let it cycle for for over a month so it should be fine . I have a strawberry dotty, lawn mower Benny , yellow tang, two clowns , hawk fish, green chromis,cucumber,sand sifter starfish , Nass snails, hermit crabs,turbo snails , decorater crab,


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No corals?

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Old 05-20-2015, 01:21 PM   #6
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Yes I have to many to say lol ,leathers,elegance,trumpets,pulsing xena,torch,hammer,frogspawn,zoas,brain,birds nest,lepestra,acon, and prolly more


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Do a water change and test again.
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What type of filter do you use?
Do you do water changes?
Is the ammonia reading common?
If not how long has it been registering?
Any thing missing(dead)?
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I do a 30 percent water change every week and that testing was the day after my water change . I had a link starfish that died but that was well over a month ago .


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Old 05-21-2015, 01:54 AM   #10
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The ammonia reading is not common and just this past week started reading .25 I have a 20 gallon sump with a 500 gph mag drive pump . And I also have a emperor 400 on the back . I use blue bonded padding and carbon bags in my first chamber , caulerpa in my sec and then my return pump and my coralife skimmer in the third.


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