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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXacrofarmer View Post
    I'd like to bring up the Reefer Amendments that we all swear to before joining the hobby... #1 being to give the best care to the animals we have in our tanks... But the most forgotten amendment is #7... Which states go big or go home. Worst day everWorst day everWorst day ever
    Oh yeah, definitely going big. Not RR-man or Reeftopia big, but big. I'm pretty much between sticking with the same size (6' x 3'), or going with 7' by 30'', which comes out to about 294 gallons. I love the 36'' deep, but it is really challenging to work with the rocks near the back. The problem with 7' is most lights seem to cover 2', so you're left with too much or not enough at one end.

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    Today some of the corals are not looking well at all. I'm guessing alkalinity shock finally got to them. The 300 was running just above 8 dkh, and the 150 where I put some of the LPSs was the one I've been trying to raise recently, and it is only at 6.6 today. The tissue of some of the corals is getting thin and receding a bit at the edges. I'm hoping continuing to raise the alk, maybe a little less slowly now, will save them.

    What is going on in the 90 QT, I'm a little less sure. The alkalinity in there is 10 because I had not had corals in there before to use it up. But the picture below of the Turbinaria was taken before the leak. I don't know what is causing the appearance of a film over parts of the coral, but now it has spread to the whole coral, and the setosa is looking the same way.




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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Today some of the corals are not looking well at all. I'm guessing alkalinity shock finally got to them. The 300 was running just above 8 dkh, and the 150 where I put some of the LPSs was the one I've been trying to raise recently, and it is only at 6.6 today. The tissue of some of the corals is getting thin and receding a bit at the edges. I'm hoping continuing to raise the alk, maybe a little less slowly now, will save them.

    What is going on in the 90 QT, I'm a little less sure. The alkalinity in there is 10 because I had not had corals in there before to use it up. But the picture below of the Turbinaria was taken before the leak. I don't know what is causing the appearance of a film over parts of the coral, but now it has spread to the whole coral, and the setosa is looking the same way.



    They're both dying Frank. I've seen it before. Any chance you know someone with a stable tank in town and some space to hold some corals for you?

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    It may come to that, and I have had some offers of space both from individuals and from the store I'm planning to buy the tank from.

    I'm a little concerned that the Turbinaria has some sort of disease, since that filmy look started when it was in a stable tank. It was even growing pretty well before the leak happened. I don't want to risk infecting someone else's tank if this is some kind of infection or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    It may come to that, and I have had some offers of space both from individuals and from the store I'm planning to buy the tank from.

    I'm a little concerned that the Turbinaria has some sort of disease, since that filmy look started when it was in a stable tank. It was even growing pretty well before the leak happened. I don't want to risk infecting someone else's tank if this is some kind of infection or something.
    Kind of looks like the flesh is disintegrating and why it looks like a light dusting is actually seeing the skeleton below it. Basically a thinning of the flesh. Any ammonia detected? What's the salinity?

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    No ammonia, and salinity is 1.026.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    No ammonia, and salinity is 1.026.
    Hmmm, very odd. I would definitely rehome for a bit.

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    It's strange, in the almost 6 years I've been a member of MARSH, I have never posted a FTS. Sadly, I never took a good one of this tank - I kept waiting for all the cyano to be gone and everything to be perfect. So once I started draining the tank, I grabbed one shot. It's a terrible picture because it was high time to clean the glass again, and some of the fish were hiding from the commotion, but it will give you some idea what it looked like.


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    I'm happy to help out and house some corals for you Frank.

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    The restart takes some courage but you can do it frank Worst day ever


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