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Old 02-09-2015, 11:47 AM   #1
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New coral bleached

On Saturday I bought this montipora coral and it was doing great until last night. Last night I noticed it was loosing color where it crust on the frag plug. Today the coral was white as a ghost! Did I stress him out when gluing the frag onto live rock?
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:49 AM   #2
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parameters, lighting, tank size....?
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My salinity is around 1.024, for lighting I use Zoomed Coral Sun and its a 20 gallon
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:57 AM   #4
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My salinity is around 1.024, for lighting I use Zoomed Coral Sun and its a 20 gallon

As in the t8 zoomed coral sun? If so that's nowhere near enough light for a monti


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what are your parameters other than salinity? Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, how did you cycle?

Doesnt sound like enough light which in turn would kill the monti. Research will save you ALOT of money.
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The tank gets natural light from the window near by


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still not enough light, period.

can you post a photo? maybe parameters as well? how long has the tank been running. Also sunlight getting to a tank will more then likely cause algae blooms.
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Okay I'm not sure about my water parameters so I'll have to get back to you on that. Meanwhile the tank has been running for two years.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-09-2015, 12:13 PM   #9
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you should invest in quality test kits as high nitrates can kill fish and kill coral or inverts even sooner. Red sea makes great kits. nitrate, phosphate, ammonia being most important IMO
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Yeah t8s aren't gonna cut it for sps like montipora. I'd look at getting a good alk kit too, salifert is my go to there.


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