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Old 05-14-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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Torch on its way out need help!

One branch died a couple of days ago and now another is dying now. NH3, NO2 are 0 and No3 is 10. PH is 8.5 and PO4 is 0. Any suggestions on saving the coral? Help.
PS: all other corals are fine.
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How long has it been in the tank? I think the normal range for PH is 8.1 - 8.4. Mayb ur PH is too high?
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Old 05-14-2006, 11:11 PM   #3
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Its been in the tank for a month and 1/2.
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Old 05-15-2006, 11:24 AM   #4
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Google "brown jelly infections". If that's it, frag the affected polyps and toss them. Do some large water changes to reduce any elevated DOC. In such a new tank, these kinds of corals should not be added. Far too soon for an unstable tank. Hold off on any further additions for at least another 5 months. Softies should not be added until about the 2-3 month area.

What time of day was the pH tested, was it tested immediately after removing the sample from the tank and was there any chemical additions (buffers) made just prior?

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The light you have its only a 65 watt PC? what type of water are you using?
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