LPS not doing well

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  1. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    We have a few LPS's not doing well in the tank. All of our leathers, softies, mushroom, xenia, blastomussa, Orange Montipora(Growing to giant size) are doing great...
    Parameters
    Alk 7.5 dkh
    Calcium 440
    ph 8.4
    SG 1.026
    Temp 80
    Phos .05
    Nitrites 0
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrates .05
    I am not sure what else to look for...I am getting bummed big time...
    Help!!!!
     
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  3. wildreef

    wildreef Stylophora

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    what exactly is not doing well ?
    can you provide pics ? and describe the problem .
     
  4. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Sure, we lost an open brain and now our orange polyps are starting to recede..
     
  5. wildreef

    wildreef Stylophora

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    open brain slowy died ? or all of a sudden ?
    polys , receeding by how much ? the rest shrinking / closed up ?

    whats your lighting set up ?
     
  6. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Lighting 8 T5's 432 watts

    Lost the brain over a period of about a week...
     
  7. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What was the flow like around the Brain. And what lighting?
     
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  9. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Hi Jason,
    The flow was moderate as it was on the sandbed and the lighting is 8 T5's at 432 watts.
     
  10. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    At night did you notice it's feeders out?

    I'm assuming it just receded slowly over a period of time, is this true?

    J
     
  11. BaxterS80

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    I had a red and a green, their feeders did come out at night and I would feed them a few times a week. The red one went in about a week, the green one was feeding one day and started receding the next....:cry:
     
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    Sorry for your loses... That stinks....