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Old 06-29-2005, 12:31 AM   #11
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It has Carbon and Floss.
How often are you changing it? Sleeve type/pillow filter pads have very little carbon and will become clogged/used up fairly quickly.

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It has Carbon and Floss.
How often are you changing it? Sleeve type/pillow filter pads have very little carbon and will become clogged/used up fairly quickly.

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Once a month.

Should I get some "reef carbon" and put it in as well?


The LFS hasn't changed out their filter cartridges in over 6 months.
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As jackdp pointed out, soft and LPS corals can be quite noxious when it comes to chemical warfare, about the only way of dealing with it easily is heavy skimming and carbon. Something is stressing your corals so the best thing to do is eliminate as many possibilities as you can. Changing out the carbon more frequently (weekly) for the next while won't hurt. Chemi-pure, Seachem Matrix or Black Diamond are good choices.

When you do get the alk test, also see if your LFS can do a copper test for you.

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I got some Kent Reef Carbon today and put that in both filters.

Did an alk test today, its at 5.5

I have a copper test and it is 0
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That is a fairly high alk level and will definately cause stress in LPS corals. The higher the alk gets, the less polyp extension you are inclined to see.

Please post the parameters of your saltmix (alk/Ca) after mixing for ¬Ĺ a day. You will need to do several water changes over the next few days to get the alk back down to a reasonable level but we need to be sure that is not part of the issue.

Please also post any/all chemical additives you are using and frequencey/dosage used?

I'm pretty sure once you get the chemistry back down closer to NSW, you'll start seeing some improvements.

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