Birdsnest issues

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  1. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I have a few birdsnest colonies that are looking so hot. I just got a new bucket of salt on Tuesday and did a water change on Wednesday. My parameters were checked yesterday and they are as follows:
    Salinity 1.024
    Alk 8.0 dKH
    Cal 370 mg/L
    NO3 0 mg/L
    pH 7.8
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  3. AnotherMike

    AnotherMike Fire Worm

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    My birdsnest is the first of my sps to visually react to alk swings. It's my canary in the coal mine.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I think it's a magnesium issue. Unfortunately I don't have a test kit and neither does the fish store I was just at.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    I have a salifert mag test if you want to try to hook up and test it. How is your phosphates?
     
  7. Servillius

    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    That looks like mine did in response to an alk swing. At the time my first reaction was to blame mag. I'm pretty sure now that was incorrect and it was alk.
     
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  9. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    I would agree with an all swing. Your alk is low.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I don't have a phosphate kit. I'm going to do a water change today. Unfortunately I leave for Istanbul tomorrow so not much I can do. The consensus seems to be alk
     
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    Have a safe trip Civ!