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Old 05-12-2014, 11:11 PM   #11
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To keep on topic on your monti, tell us more about your tank so we can figure out what is going on. Did you acclimate the coral to your tank or lighting? What is your lighting? What is the tank size and flow?
It might come down to wanting to fragging a piece of your monti off if the bleaching keeps spreading.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:13 PM   #12
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If it's bleaching from the center out it could be stn. Any sudden changes in parameters lately or lighting?
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What is stn? No, no changes in parameters or lighting.
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It's a 55 gallon tank. 4 high output 39watt t5's ( 2 actinic, 2 daylight). I try to keep the parameters like so: ph8.2-8.4, calcium is about 440-460, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite all typical at 0ppm. Medium flow. I have two power heads on opposite sides of the tank pointing up, they are on a cycle every half hour, with a couple hour break at night when they stop. Salinity around 1.023 never higher than 1.025. The only change in lighting was a change of a daylight lamp to an actinic. So I had three day lights in when I first got him then made this change about two weeks later. I do about a 10 gallon water change every two weeks.
Let me know if there was anything I left out that might help save this little guy.

I think I would have a hard time fragging off a piece if the bleaching continues bc he is already so small.
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Slow tissue necrosis. What's your alkalinity usually? Idk why it's bleaching
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And I did acclimate it to the tank, about 1.5 hours on a slow drip.
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A 4 bulb t5ho just isn't enough light for a monti in a 55. It needs moved up in the tank. Might be part of the problem.
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I have a 4 bulb T5HO over my 110 gal super tall and my Montipora grows like mad. On the top layer of rocks but still about 8" down.
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I made a water change about 7 gallons, before I ran out of salt. So I have three more to add. But I dip the dip and placed him back to the original position at the top part of the tank where he did well for the first two weeks. I also added a 6-line wrasse. Research said they were ok at eating pests in the tank. I will give it a couple more days and see if there was any progress.
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Just wanted to thank you guys for helping with your advice. The monti is looking much better and starting to grow out a little more. I am not sure what the final analysis would be but I did a coral dip of all my hard corals and that seemed to work out. He is back up at the top of the tank and seems to be happy!
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