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Old 09-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #11
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I have faith things will come around. You have the experience to handle it. Just keep your chin up brother.

Side note, be careful when you make the LED leap. I underestimated how strong they really were and cooked corals on my sandbed. I'm still turning my radions down. Currently 65% power at peak and still have some sps on sandbed.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #12
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Thanks man.... Appreciate the advice.
Oh well, if I lose the LPS, I'll trade out most of the Softies and remaining LPS, and go with a SPS tank, as these seem to be doing fine!
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OK everyone, I need some input on an ongoing problem...
I run a undersized skimmer ,
I do use vending machine water,
And 3-chemical warfare from the Leathers.
And as of now, have not run carbon in the past 2 years. I am looking into a GFO/Carbon reactor now...
One thing we can't check for, unless you have access to a chemistry lab, is measuring the DOC's (dissolved organic compounds). My guess would be, taking into consideration the above quotes from your original post, your DOC levels may be a part of the problem along with the leathers. Even with regular water changes, they can build up over time.
I would suggest getting some good carbon, I run BRS ROX 0.8 in a reactor, and see if you notice any improvements. Getting your own RO/DI filter and a better skimmer, if possible, would probably help too.
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I forgot you don't run carbon! I'd give it a shot as capt said. I wish you lived close to me, I would just give you some of mine.
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Thanks guys, I'm thinking carbon may help too. Working on getting some right now.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:48 PM   #16
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All I can seem to find locally, is Marineland activated carbon, think this would be good for now?? I want to get it it in as soon as possible, so can't order it, and wait a week. I'll get the ROX 0.8 on my next BRS order though.
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Well couldn't find any ROX 0.8, so I picked up a 10 oz Marineland Black Diamond carbon and a 10 oz Chemipure. Going to mix them together. Since I don't have a reactor yet, and my old canister impellers are all messed up from using them on the fish pond outside, just gonna put them in a media bag in one of my baffle sections of my sump, after my PWC.
Hope this helps...this week I opted to leave 1/2 of my daylights off, thinking that maybe it was light shock, and so far...no change.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:21 AM   #18
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Think I may have just found the problem!! Was just finishing up with some maintainence and when I dipped my fingers into the fuge, I felt a little shock in the cuticles of my fingers. Main lights were off, fuge was lit, so thinking it was the fuge light I cleaned it all off even though there was barely any creep on the inside...not the light. After some work trying to isolate what was causing it, I believe it's my crappy, old skimmer! It's over 5 years old so I guess it's run it's course, but definitely time for a new one!!
I hope this was the cause of my LPS problems, but I am skeptical because the fish have showed no signs of distress.
Would it be possible that the stray voltage would effect my LPS, and not my fish?
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Apparently not the skimmer either... Can't locate the source. Lights are clean, no creep at all, no heater....hoping its not one of my main pumps, have to try again when I get home from work.
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Still man, I'm glad you have found the issue.
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