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    Some sps bleaching

    My tank seems to not be able to handle slimers. I got green and purple from reeftopia. The way the green one was shaped, I had to cut it in 2 so that I could get it glued down right.

    A green birds nest decided to STN over the course of a week. After it was done, the slimers started, but I fragged the dying parts off. I am now left with a single green slimer frag that is bleached, but still feeding, a bleached red montipora digi, and a, what I assume is bleached, purple slimer. I have been feeding them the red Sea stuff that came with my salt. A and B.

    I think it is either lighting, too much or too little. Alternatively, it could be nutrients too low for my alk

    My targets are 420 for calcium, high 9s for alk, and mag 1350.

    My salifert test kits might have me off now. My system is virtually fish less.

    I only have test kits for phosphates, ca, kh, and mg. My phosphates have been zero the whole time on the salifert kit.

    The zoas and stuff are growing fine and the acros seem to be doing fine. It is strange to see the stuff I thought more hardy struggling. If anyone nearby has a full range of test kits, let me know. I would like to compare it to my current set, and compare nitrates.

    My salifert kit might start off blue and say to look for pink or gray, but I will get a color not even mentioned in the middle. Looking for pink or red I might get purple first. I am not sure where it changes.

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    Take your water somewhere and have it tested. Orange digi almost impossible to kill.
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    Did you have an Alk drop?
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    I think it was a pH shift some time ago, and too little flow. My calcium has spiked lately, but I have not had much else change. My calcium was like 490 last I checked. Alk was high 9s, and mag was unchecked. It should be 1300 to 1350. Phosphates showed zero

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    After seeing the tank today I'd suggest either reducing the intensity or photo period of the light. I'd even try moving them up some. With a shallow thank like that it doesn't take much light to penetrate the water.


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    Got plenty of slimmer they don't make it, will give you some more pieces. Don't believe the
    your problem is calcium keep mine that high pretty regular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steved350 View Post
    After seeing the tank today I'd suggest either reducing the intensity or photo period of the light. I'd even try moving them up some. With a shallow thank like that it doesn't take much light to penetrate the water.


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    Those lights have no optics. I made that wood thing to get it higher. I need to resolder a couple bulbs and see what it looks like on top

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    If the green birds nest you lost was the one you got from me, i will give you an XL Frag when your tank is stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish Keeper82 View Post
    If the green birds nest you lost was the one you got from me, i will give you an XL Frag when your tank is stable.

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    It is the one I got from you. I think aptasia attacked it. I have no idea whats up with it. I just resoldered the light and raised it up some. I got the optics on it again. It is now at about 1' above water. With no optics and that high it looked really dim. Now it looks normal. We will see how it goes.
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