Originally Posted by steve-s
What exactly are the nitrates?
The substrate is rather coarse for this particular species, they do much better on a soft sand substrate. I do not see obvious signs of stress other than mabye too much or rather sustained water flow on the coral. What leads you to believe there is a problem?
Do you feed the coral and are you suing carbon/how often? What are the chemistry numbers?
well, believe it or not, i have a fine grain aragonite sand(argamax). But for some reason, over time i've gotten these large chucks of rocks on the ground. I don't know where they come from but i suppose it's just parts falling off the LR
. In that particular spot, there seems to have been a rather large accumulation of the 'grunge' if you will.
I started getting worried that it was the water flow as well, so i turned down the flow using a ball value that i have in the return plumbing. But maybe it's still too much.
I've fed it mysis before and it seemed to have eaten some of that. I do not run GAC
. The reason i think it's dying is because it use to look like this:
Also, it looks like the first photo all the time...it never gets to what it looks like here.
Temp=79 degrees F
So i've still got a Nitrate reading. I know how to work on that(reduce feedings, PWC
, etc.) I really need to get my fuge running well again. I don't know why my chaeto isn't growing well...maybe a crab in there is eating all of it:shrug