I'm frantic right now so i'm sorry if this comes across as a bit of a mess but i woke up this morning and found that 75% of my sps
coral look as though thier polyps have been removed. you can see some color in some of the pieces however most of the pieces look almost white. the water also has what seems to be a haze to it.
As for my soft and lps
they haven't opened at all but they don't look as bad as the SPS
Yesterday everything looked great as always then overnight this happens. I haven't done anything different lately and i dont know what to do.
The tank is 75 Gallons with a 15 gallons sump. i keep temp at asteady 77, i have two 400 watt 20,000 k
metal halides (i know its overkill but they have been doing great for the past 6 months with it). all the equipment is working great (skimmer, phosphate reactor, pumps and powerheads)
As for maintence, i do a 20 gallon water change every week with brightwell salt and i dose my tank accordingly.
I really am at a loss here and have no idea what happened. if anyone can offer any advice or information that would be much appreciated.
I did a water change this morning; approx 30 percent changed out. Before I did a water change i took a sample to have tested.
Parameters are as follows:
Salt - .024
Phosphate - Undetectable
Ammonia - Undetectable
Nitrate - Undetecctable
Nitrite - Undetectable
- 8.5 DKH
Calcium - 375 ppm
Magnesium - 1170 ppm
The owner of the store where the water was tested had said to check the equipment that maybe the tank has electrical current running through it. He also advised that if the corals have cavities where the polyps should be that i should remove them from the tank (not sure what to do here as I’m getting mixed opinions)
After the water change and a few hours of the lights being on the LPS
have yet to open and my zoas are closed. I'm scratching my head here and have no idea what to do at this point.
All my equipment seems to be fine so i don’t think there is any electrical current going on.
I know and understand that doing too much is not a good thing but I fear that if I dont do enough tomorrow morning will be worse than this morning.