Everything is slowly dying… What could be wrong???

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by eddie2OOO, Jun 13, 2014.

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  1. eddie2OOO

    eddie2OOO Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    My fish are not dying, didn't have a single death yet (thank god). It is the overall condition of corals that is declining. I no longer have any zoas, most hammers died and I can't remember seeing frogspawn open. I'll show you what I mean... This is what my tank looked like of what my looked like... And live rocks used to look more purple then almost black.
     

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Wow is that a huge Bubble coral? Very nice.
     
  4. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    If you are sure on the ammonia test, that's a problem. Especially in the presence of high pH. Ammonia becomes NH3 at higher pH. NH3 is more toxic than NH4.
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Just want to say good move on the ro/di. Going from 42ppm to 0 has to be good for something. After a few water changes hang tight
     
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  6. eddie2OOO

    eddie2OOO Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Yep, at one point it was double THAT size. I actually thought it would overgrow my tank. Now it barely opens up.
     
  7. eddie2OOO

    eddie2OOO Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I'll double check all parameters later tonight. But if you all agree the problem was bad water quality, this should eventually fix it.
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    my apologies, I confused your thread with another where a tang died.
     
  10. eddie2OOO

    eddie2OOO Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Ammonia is down to either 0 or .25, extremely hard to tell a difference from an API test, i will probably get Red Sea Ammonia test. All other parameters are fine. However frogspawn, whatever remaining zoas and mushrooms are all still closed. For some reason, my skimmer is skimming a lot, 20% of the cup is filled with coffee like stuff over 24 hours. I will perform another water change tomorrow, but am not sure what else i should be doing...
     
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    eddie2OOO Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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  12. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Is the algae fuzzy or hairy? Does it come off easily, or is it tightly attached to the rocks?
     
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