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Old 07-03-2014, 11:37 AM   #1
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Sick Monti Coral

My monti is looking a little brown. I was wondering if this is a sign of dieing? I just changed led lights 4 days ago. The monti was already getting a little brown before I upgraded my led's.

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Old 07-03-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
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I forgot to post the picture. Lol8. This morning I moved it down lower in the tank. Thanks

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Old 07-06-2014, 12:24 AM   #3
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Browning out is usually caused by either not enough light, or excess nutrients. Weren't you using the orbit marine unit? And what are your params and maintenance schedule/routine?
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Yes i was using the orbit marine led. I upgraded to a kessil 350w. My parameters are
Alk 9.5
Mag 1580
Cal 490
The only thing that I dose is alkinity, it seems to drop. I was wondering if the mag is to high?
Nitrate are .10
Phosphate is .10 as well I have a phosphate reactor and need to change the media.


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Old 07-06-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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Well phosphates are a little high for sps, but I'm gonna guess it was the light not being strong enough. A problem you definitely no longer have with that kessil, but be sure you SLOWLY acclimate your corals to it because it's way better than the orbit. The 350s are dimmable right? If so I wouldn't increase it more than 5% a week until you get to where you want it.
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Thanks. I'm going to do a wc soon. It's ha

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Old 07-06-2014, 03:55 PM   #7
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I have the lights about 40% now. I think I raised them up to fast. I'll turn them down a bit. My rose bta is still reaching to the light. I was worried about the bta. So I turned up the light.

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