Thanks for the replies. I found out that there was some dying/bleaching of the corals by the previous owner when he replace the bulb with a new one and didn't raise the light up at all. Its a 70w MH
. Its the clip on the back kind.
I've been testing my water a lot and different tests ( he gave me quite a few) are giving different results for the same measurement.
Best I can tell its
Nitrites - not detectable
Nitrates- not detectable
- around 180 ppm
(i'm having trouble comparing the colors) Adding any alk
buffer (part 1 of the 2 part ESV calcium additives I was told to use) causes a white precipitate. What does this mean?
- ran out of the test for this. will try to get to the store for more soon.
The snails finally went back in the water and started to eat algae thats growing on the dead coral
Also found a few aiptasia. How important is it to kill these things. Some of them are going to be really hard or impossible to get to.
Can anyone identify the large purple coral? It was looking better for a few days but this afternoon the non bleached side deflated and looked worse than before. Everthing else seems to either be maintaining or doing a little better.