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Old 10-04-2006, 10:15 PM   #1
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lps elegance coral sick

I have a large 6-7 in. dia. elegance coral that is losing its tentacles. It has lost 60 to 70% over the last 2 or 3 days. Water quality is good. Lighting with MH and Actinic.

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I'll say it before everyone else does. Can you update your "myinfo" with tank specs, and give us your water quality (actual numbers, not just "is good")
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Also where is placement in the tank and flow and light specs
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How do you put information into the "myinfo"?
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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On your home page, just under where it says Welcome, about 4-5 lines down says Update your Profile.

Once you click on that a new screen pops up, the 4th section down says My Aquarium Info. Most people put the tank size, extra equipment, and # of and types of fish/coral they have in their tank (you can click on my "myinfo" tab to see what I am talkin about).

Others put their info in their signature section instead which is the next section down from the Aquarium info.

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Thanks for the help. I have put information in myinfo.

The Elegance coral is on the sand bed. I was told it needed to be there.
water quality;
SP Grav. 1.0235
PH 8.2
Alk. 9-10
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate near 0
Calcium 400-425
I dose with Calcium and KH as needed to maintain levels.
Also supplement with Kent Coral-vite 2 times a week and feed the coral 2 times a week.
water flow; iwaki 70 rated 1500gph main pump, 14ft head nets down to approx. 800gph. All goes through the skimmer/refug./sump. Supplement that with about 1500gph of in tank powerheads.
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I'm not a "reefer" so I may be off base here, but when was the last time you had your light bulbs changed?
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I'm not a "reefer" so I may be off base here, but when was the last time you had your light bulbs changed?
Like batteries in a smoke detector once a year.
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I know PC and flouerescents should be changed every so often, just wasnt sure about MH's.

I'm sure a "reefer" will jump in and recognize something though.
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