Corals look terrible.

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by jborlace, Jul 21, 2015.

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  1. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    This past Saturday I upgraded from my 40b to a 90g reef ready. Everything went smooth as far as fish go. All fish accounted for. Problem is my some of my corals look real bad. My candy canes aren't as fluffy as they were. My hammer is a lot smaller. One hammer or frogspawn looks like death. One of my gsp rocks haven't opened in a couple days. Most zoas are fine and my clam is on the sand bed looking good. I used old rinsed sand and about 50lbs of live rock and about 50lbs of dry rock. All water from my 40 and new mixed water. I figured to get a small cycle and I'm getting diatoms so guess that's happening. My parameters are ok. 0 on am, nitrite and nitrate. Alk is 11.7 and calcium is about 500. Always runs high with the worthless Red Sea test kits. Any ideas why some of my corals are bad ? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437520330.054821.jpg
     
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  3. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Just stressed from the transfer. Only father time can do anything, ime.
     
  4. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I'm hoping that's all it is. My wife keeps saying relax they are all freaked out. Lol
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Double check your specific gravity value.
     
  6. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I did. It's 1.025
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I guess acclimation then. Seems like you should see little stress because of the way you set up the tank.
     
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  9. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Just curious, what're your phosphate levels?
     
  10. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Also at zero. I'm hoping its a combination of the move to another tank , a small cycle happening and new lights.
     
  11. DSC reef

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    What kind of new lights? You might need to acclimate the corals to the light. That plus other numerous changes will tend to stress the corals.
     
  12. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Had AI Vegas and switched to ocean revive t247s.