Originally Posted by aldo
With reference to magnesium, I do not test for it as I have as yet never seen (I think) a test kit for magnesium. Is it that important to test for?
Magnesium can be very important for keeping alk
balanced with each other. If the Mg
is not high enough it will allow CaCO3
to precipitate. When alk
are added to the water seperately when magnesium is low, the addition of one forces the other to fall out of solution. Mg
should be maintained at about 1300-1500 ppm
or 3x the Ca
level. See here... Magnesium in Reef Aquaria
by Randy Holmes-Farley
As of today, I have started to add B-Ionic in its 2 stages and after a few days, I will see what happens.
Since your levels are unbalanced, adding them back in a balanced fashion will not correct this issue. A few 15-20% water changes would help much better. Get the alk
balance back in sinc and then start dosing again as needed.
I changed the location of my open brain as you suggested. This morning he still remains shrunken in and I have noticed that he discharged a clear slime with sort of small particles of his green skin colour. I helped blow it off with my baster. I know it is alive because of the sort of feather coming out of the little hole at the bottom of the coral.
See what a few water changes will do, the imbalanced chem could be part of the issue. Be careful when blowing things off the corals in this fashion. If too much force, you could damage it further. If the flow in the area is enough (med-low), that should aid in removing the waste. The color of the expectoration could be an indication of the coral expelling zooxanthellae unless it is moreso brown than green. Now that it is in a more desired location, try not to physically interfere with it any more. The continued movement could be stressing the coral causing more problems.