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Old 11-28-2014, 04:27 PM   #11
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I've only used the buffer a couple times. Not a lot of coral in the tank couple of Toad stool some zoas
Purple haze monti. Scroll coral
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:28 PM   #12
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I'm using API reef masters kits. For alk. Red Sea for mag and cal


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Old 11-28-2014, 05:05 PM   #13
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So, you saw that the alk was low and you used the buffer....how low was it, and how fast did you raise it? Was the coral in the tank at this time?
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:40 PM   #14
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Yes it was low. Was around 7 ish I mixed buffer as to directions as per my gallons of water. Let it cycle a day tested again. Added little more. Seemed to bring it into were it sitting at now. That was two weeks ago at least. Yes coral was in at the time
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:13 PM   #15
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Is it saveable. By fragging pieces


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Old 11-28-2014, 06:37 PM   #16
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It's not dead. If parameters stay stable (providing that's what it is, as this is just an educated guess) It will come back to the way it was before. I can't see any totally dead spots...just what appears to be some burnt tips. I would wait and see what happens.
7 isn't terribly low, and you can keep a reef at 7, but the bouncing up and down is what seems to cause sps to go belly up.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:46 PM   #17
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Oh I didn't know that. Burnt tips? Sitting to high in the tank? To much light? I'll keep a close eye on all my levels. I'll start doing daily test till I get everything ok. Thank you for the advice.


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I wouldn't Think it's light. If the coral came from LEDs it should not have been shocked, but even if it started to bleach from too much light, I think the polyps would still be out to some extent. What I think I see here are burnt tips from alk swings.
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:35 PM   #19
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Ok awesome advice thank you for your help and knowledge
Cheers. Should this type be in higher flow area it was at the top of my tank. I have now moved it to the bottom of the tank. Higher flow but less light?


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Sps is found in shallow water where the light is strongest. That said, these LED fixtures are deceiving. I have sps on the sand bed doing very well under the 120 watt units. You have plenty of light, but you can shock these corals as well. Can you contact the guy you got this coral from and find out how much light he was actually putting over it? Do you have them turned all the way up?
High flow, but not direct flow, like not directly in front of a power head.
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