Resolved Algae went asexual

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  1. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Okay - I am having a little issue - the other night I walked in the room and my tank was all milky cloudy. I ran downstairs hit the switch and did a 50 gallon wc. Tested all my parameters and all was in good range. Scratch my head- turn and see that my feather caulerpa went asexual- literally melted in the tank and disappeared! so I pulled the dead and dying out - and now my Duncans are closed, my acans are closed My anemone looks small.
    I got some algae bloom in my DT, Checked my parameters tonight and all good still??
    Mag 1380
    Cal 440
    alk 8.2
    phos 0.02
    Nitrates 0
    ammonia 0
    Salinity 1.025
    temp 78
    PH Steady between 8 and 8.10 (Always a little low I dont chase it -sump is in boiler room, I did run a line outside tonight for fresh air)

    Ideas?? Another water change and time?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    And carbon/charcoal.

    Charcoal and water changes.

    Update when able please, hope it's just a brief episode and everything opens back up in the next day or two.
     
  4. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Okay just put my carbon back on and did another 50 gallon change.
     
  5. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    One thing I left out is my ORP dropped more than 50% when it happened. that was one of the reasons I did the first wc. Usually it hangs right around 400 and it has been low 200's last 2 days. I will give it a few days and do another 50 gallon change.
     
  6. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Surprising that your PH didn't drop.Hoping for the best bro.
     
  7. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Well my pH did drip a little but not for long. Thought it was from the wc. This am pH is 8.0 and ORP is back to 330 just over night w carbon. Lights are not on yet so we will see.
     
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  9. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Well moonlights were just coming on so hard to tell how anything is this morning had to leave for work wishing for the best
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Wish I was home today! Everything seems to be on a steady rise.

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  12. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Not looking good. Gonna do another 50 gallon change in the am.
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