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Old 01-12-2018, 02:40 AM
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So the flow is a little bit lower but that is more positive than negative at the moment. LPS corals do usually convert much slower to a nutrient poor system however there might be other factors in your system also.

I do not know the kind of carbon you use so I would first try to remove the carbon completely for one week to see if the LPS corals are doing better, also bring down the KH slowly as mention before.

Have you had those issue before adding the marine pure block ?

Please also post your full dosing regimen. I expect net water volume is still 100 US gallons ?

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So the flow is a little bit lower but that is more positive than negative at the moment. LPS corals do usually convert much slower to a nutrient poor system however there might be other factors in your system also.

I do not know the kind of carbon you use so I would first try to remove the carbon completely for one week to see if the LPS corals are doing better, also bring down the KH slowly as mention before.

Have you had those issue before adding the marine pure block ?

Please also post your full dosing regimen. I expect net water volume is still 100 US gallons ?

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I'll remove carbon for a week and see what happens.

Before adding marine pure blocks I did notice the same thing. I added them because I though my no3 was too high (no3-16), so I am still trying to lower to around 4.

My dosing regimine is 6 drops of zeobak in the main display 2x a week. I dose .5ml 2x daily (in the morning before work and at night before bed), and shaking zeolites once a day before bed. That is the extent of my zeovit practice.
Should I be dosing zeofood as well? I feed flake food 2x daily, and pellets once a day. Once a week I will throw in 4 frozen squares of mysis and brine.

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Carbon is large particle LIGNITE carbon

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Never hear about it lets see if it makes any difference if you remove it temporary. For a 100 US gallon system I would recommend to continue dosing as follows:

ZeoStart – 0.4 ml 2 x daily
ZeoBac – 4 drops 2 x weekly

After you have removed the carbon do a water change of 15% to refresh elements in a balanced way.

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Never hear about it lets see if it makes any difference if you remove it temporary. For a 100 US gallon system I would recommend to continue dosing as follows:

ZeoStart 0.4 ml 2 x daily
ZeoBac 4 drops 2 x weekly

After you have removed the carbon do a water change of 15% to refresh elements in a balanced way.

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I did 25g last week, and another 25g three days ago. My water changes are up to date. Does this have anything to do with not dosing zeofood?

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You can dose ZeoFood as usual, just missed it.

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You can dose ZeoFood as usual, just missed it.

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What is the usual? I've never used it.

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If you do not have algae issues or issues with dark coral tissue 1 drop / 25 US gallons 2 x weekly usually works well.

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Never hear about it lets see if it makes any difference if you remove it temporary. For a 100 US gallon system I would recommend to continue dosing as follows:

ZeoStart – 0.4 ml 2 x daily
ZeoBac – 4 drops 2 x weekly

After you have removed the carbon do a water change of 15% to refresh elements in a balanced way.

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So other than lowering dosage, what else should I try. I move my Platygyra lower and under shade to stop whatever is killing it.
Also my Bali tri-color lost its blue, and pearlberry is losing it too, why is that? All other sps is ok.







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Have you already removed the carbon temporary followed by water changes ?

As you mention your blue corals are fading, is the K+ level ~ 380 mg ?

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Have you already removed the carbon temporary followed by water changes ?

As you mention your blue corals are fading, is the K+ level ~ 380 mg ?

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Well the last 2 weeks I've done two 25g water changes and did not see any positive feedback. I'm going to have to delay my next water change until I get more salt.
My k+ test kit just ran out as well, but I have been dosing 30ml of potassidon brightwells for the last few days. Slight blue has returned but not much. I just ran out of that too.
What other possibilities could it be?

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Have you already removed the carbon temporary ?

Not sure how much the K+ consumption in your system so 30 ml might be to less to increase the level ? To be sure you need to test the parameter.

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Not sure how much the K+ consumption in your system so 30 ml might be to less to increase the level ? To be sure you need to test the parameter.

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Carbon has been out for 3-4 weeks, and I did a 25% water change 6 days ago.

So my po4 is .34 and no3 is 16. I have no visible red or green algae, but dinos still cover sand bed. What should I try next?
I'd like to start no3pox4 to lower nitrate and phosphate. I am still using zeolites, zeostart, zeofood, and zeobak.

This is very frustrating and I need specific attention to my tank with an expert. I know you are an expert G.Alexander, but you are very busy reading and responding to all posts here. Who else can help me?

G.Alexander you can message me with any specific questions too. That's for all that you do!

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As you can see, bleaching is continuing. When I feed reef roids, mysis, and FaunaMarin pellets, I get no reaction, no feeding tentacles, and I cannot notice it eating. When I spy on it i. The middle of the night, I notice nothing eating it, no pests, and no fish nipping on them. What else?





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If you have the feeling your thread does not get enough attention you can try to contact Thomas Pohl directly info AT korallen-zucht.de

Alternatively we have members here running their tanks with the system successful, they might jump in here to offer additional help.

Dinos do have a negative impact to the biology so this might be the main reason why nutrients are elevated. As your corals are bleaching even if nutrients are elevated I would expect there is anything in your tank leaching any kind of harmful substances, this is what I would personally try to rule out first.

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