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    Euphyllia not looking good

    Long story short I have always had an issue with any tank and euphyllia after a few months not fully open and get worse and worse until they die. My alk is always around 9.5, cal steady at 450, mg 1250. No3 1ppm po4 0. By Weekley water change 30 gas on 150g system, t5 lighting low flow. Am I missing something that I should be doing to keep these guys alive for a long period of time.


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    Also wanted to add it is mainly the branching colonies of frog spawns. Close to 40 heads all together. The wall frogspawn, wall hammers look good.


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    Hmm. Sounds like your tank has been up a while. Have you checked all your equipment for any corrosion?

    Maybe nutrients are too low. Might be starving them out.?

    Have you sent off your water to be tested? That’s the first place I’d start if you’ve checked everything else.
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    Walls are the hardest. If they look good I doubt that it is water. I would say nutrient or flow. Do you ever spot feed?
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    Agreed walls are more difficult thatís what stumps me why the branching are doing worse than walls. I bulk feed per say the tank with reef roids, have slacked for a few months but thought with heavy feeding I would be ok. Tested this morning and no3 is 4ppm and po4 .085. I have also lost all macro algae as it has died off. Should no3 be higher?


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    Start by testing for copper just to be sure. Also look for any signs of cyano in the tank. I had torch coral that just looked unhappy, staying closed up for days when all the rest of my Euphyllia were open and happy. Upon inspection, the torch had just a little bit of cyano on the skeleton near the polyp heads so I figured it may have been irritating the torch or it ingested some of the cyano. I treated the tank for cyano and within a couple days the torch was extending normally.

    If you find any treat the tank, remove or shut off any chemical filtration and the skimmer for three days. Look for cyano and see what the corals are doing. If no change in status repeat the treatment for another three days. If they are doing better, then do a 25% water change, resume skimming and add chemical filtration.
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