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Old 02-16-2018, 02:04 AM
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That information is fine, thank you. I would cut down the coloration elements a little bit:

8 drops Sponge Power – every other dayy

8 drops ZEObak - 2 times per week

16 drops Biomate - 2 times per week

4ml Phols Xtra - 2 times per week

6 drops coral vitalizer - 2 times per week

6ml potassium - 2 times per week (as much to keep the level at ~ 380 mg

4ml B-Balance - 2 times per week

2 drops Amino Acid - 2 times per week

4ml Snow - 2 times per week

1 tsp ZEOZyme - 2 times per week

Additional as you have note listed ist 0.8 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily

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Old 02-17-2018, 12:34 PM
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That information is fine, thank you. I would cut down the coloration elements a little bit:

8 drops Sponge Power every other dayy

8 drops ZEObak - 2 times per week

16 drops Biomate - 2 times per week

4ml Phols Xtra - 2 times per week

6 drops coral vitalizer - 2 times per week

6ml potassium - 2 times per week (as much to keep the level at ~ 380 mg

4ml B-Balance - 2 times per week

2 drops Amino Acid - 2 times per week

4ml Snow - 2 times per week

1 tsp ZEOZyme - 2 times per week

Additional as you have note listed ist 0.8 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily

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Thanks. I will adjust my dosing per your recommendation.


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Old 02-17-2018, 12:42 PM
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Here are some updated pictures of my tank. Frags still look small, but they have almost doubled in size over last 2 to 3 months.


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Old 02-17-2018, 11:05 PM
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Thank you for the pictures, you really have some very nice looking corals, cant wait to see the tank once they have grown out.

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Old 02-18-2018, 09:36 AM
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Thanks - I am looking forward to having "decent corals" instead of "little frags".
Perhaps in 6 months or so... I appreciate all the guidance this forum provides!
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:38 PM
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I am having some coral die off. It is weird because it is the easier sps and not the hard ones. I have some birds nests that are dying but my across and others are spinnt great. Very weird.

I am going to post some pictures. Can you provide any help or ideas? The first pictures are the healthy ones and the last couple are the ones that are not doing well. I also have some overall tank pics.

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Old 04-21-2018, 11:24 PM
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Have you already checked the K+ level ?

Any system changes while the last 4 – 6 weeks ?

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Old 04-21-2018, 11:28 PM
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Yes all parameters are within normal range. No major changes in recent past. Not sure what it is. It is just some select corals. The sensitive and difficult ones are doing fine. Any ideas?


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Old 04-21-2018, 11:44 PM
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I have observed something similar with lower K+ levels, maybe worth to cross check your test kit results ? Also higher salinity does cause something similar, some corals are tolerating this better.

Aggressive carbon also to much carbon or to much flow through the carbon can be problematic.

Does the tissue comes off slowly or does the tissue gets lost in rags ?

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Old 04-22-2018, 12:08 AM
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The tissue is coming off rapidly in chunks. I will double check K+ and salinity tomorrow and report back.


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So I retested all my levels tonight and they are as follows:
K+: 360
dKH: 7.3
Cal: 400
Salinity: 35.5
PH: 8.01
Temp: 79
Phos: 0.0

Most corals look very happy and healthy (and growing). But 3 or 4 are dying off - especially the birds nest...

Any ideas?
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:28 AM
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K+ is a little bit low, should be ~ 380 mg.

If just a couple of corals are affected I would first try to start a couple of bigger water changes to see if this does improve the situation.

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Have you been keeping up with changing your Ro carbon cartridges. Just a thought.
I've had that same birdnest once and it out grow my tank with in a year

Maybe in a year your corals should fill out the tank they have already grown from the pictures
Are any chemicals like sun screen getting in the tank from use you do live in Texas and is fairly warm there
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for your response Bugger.

I have not changed my RO/DI water filters in about 4 months but the TDS meter is still reading 0.

I am still a little stumped what it could be. The only thing I am thinking is maybe my Angel fish...?

I am going to try to do a large water change to see if that helps at all.

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Old 04-23-2018, 08:56 PM
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Um be careful even with 0 tds Chloramine can enter the tank. Which filters are you using.
I would change them out now and not risk chlorine ammonia in the tank.

I use dual universals changed every three months just to be on the safe side
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