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    While I can't point to anything, taking a couple steps to maybe eliminate potential issues may be worth it. I'd dip the acros in Bayer dip and see if the color improves. Maybe even dose interceptor in the tank just in case for red bugs. It'll kill pods and maybe some worms though.

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    Pics would be great.
    What kind of color loss?
    Did you had a spike in the last few weeks?
    How do you dose and the amount is based on what consumption rate?
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    I will post a picture at lunch. From

    To a pale blue. Consumption rate was taken over a weeks time without dosing to get a daily consumption rate. And I am running a doser.


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    Also a recent change was two ai prime to a hydra 26 HD. Primes were not HD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tstew32 View Post
    Also a recent change was two ai prime to a hydra 26 HD. Primes were not HD.


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    How recent was the change? That's pretty common to lose color during lighting changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXacrofarmer View Post
    How recent was the change? That's pretty common to lose color during lighting changes.
    About two weeks ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tstew32 View Post
    About two weeks ago.


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    And where the corals colored up before that?

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    not to steel your thunder but i am noticing the same thing. i even saw some STN happening on some hardier pieces. While it would be nice to dip, I cant. Mine are on rocks. I dont see bugs.

    About a week ago, i did change my Radiums, and i noticed that all this started after i changed or cleaned my CARX and had some fluctuations in ALK levels which are now stable again. On some of my corals, i noticed the lack of PE.

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    Salinity: 1.026
    Alk: 8.3-8.6
    Cal: 480-500
    Magnesium: 1500 - 1520
    Phosp: .06
    Nitrate: .02

    I am running GFO and Bio-Pellets
    Elton

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXacrofarmer View Post
    And where the corals colored up before that?
    I feel like more so than now.


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    When I was suffering color loss finally came down I was running to me reactors cleaning the water and was starving my corals. Cut down on the reactors
    and color came right back.
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