Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-10-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 16
Something isnt right

I have had this bubble tip for a month or so now and once it moved to the spot its in thats when things turned. My tank is well over a year old. I thought my parameters might be off so I checked with my kit and took water to my lfs and had them test and it all came out within normal limits...my cal was low tho..360. I have led lighting. I have a 20gal with a 10gal sump and do 2.5-3gal water changes every week. Any ideas as to why it looks battered?

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1402411184886.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	58.8 KB
ID:	239985  
__________________

__________________
code01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BigRedsReefs10's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4,675
What lighting are you using? What's your nitrate and phosphate levels?
__________________

__________________
BigRedsReefs10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 12:13 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,550
More info on your LEDs is necessary as they aren't all created equal. Some have much more power going to each diode than others, meaning that many can't support photosynthetic creatures.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 01:35 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 16
Nitrate readings are 0 and phosphate wasn't much more.

I have a TaoTronics 120w dimmable

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
code01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,550
Did you acclimate him to your powerful LEDs over a period of time?
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 02:12 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 16
Yes I did..I usually dont turn it up much past half anyway

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
code01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 02:26 PM   #7
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,541
you do know 1/2 way with those lights is when the dimmer is turned all the way down any further they shut off
that's how there designed because those lights are strong
I didn't believe it till I read through the booklet that came with them
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 02:29 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 16
Really? Cause that seems pretty low

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
code01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #9
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,541
some pet shops rent a par meter think I paid $20 plus $20 security deposit
you be surprised how strong they are
now I run my blues 90% whites 55% it made a world of difference how corals react
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 03:43 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 16
I will have to call around to check out renting one if I can..thanks. Now would it be what I think is 90%?

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
code01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Something isnt right Mcor Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 8 05-31-2013 06:03 PM
Help! I Got A Problem Right Right Now noob Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 07-27-2009 04:50 AM
Isnt he just sooo Cute.. cj10488 Show Off/Photography 8 03-07-2004 08:17 PM
Protein Skimmer isnt working? hotskate Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 11-01-2003 03:54 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.