Please Help - - - - I think Im losing my corals

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Reef_Ninja, Jul 24, 2014.

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  1. Reef_Ninja

    Reef_Ninja Spaghetti Worm

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    BTW, thank you everyone for such great advice. I recognize that I am getting some good information here!
     
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  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    The damage from the lights (if that was the problem) could be from weeks ago when the lights were closer. As corailline pointed out, it could take weeks for recovery.
    The alk being out of balance would be more likely to cause problems than ca since alk and pH work together.
     
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    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    In a word, yes. Over millions of years, our pets have evolved and adapted to the mineral content of natural sea water. Because of their delicate nature, caused in part by the extreme stability of the world's oceans, they are highly sensitive to deviations in chemistry and nutrient saturation.
     
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    Very true. Low cal may stunt growth, but high alk can cause burns.
     
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    Reef_Ninja Spaghetti Worm

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    Alright.........

    Did a WC, stabilized the labs, checked the phosphate, decided not to mess with the lights.............

    At this point im probably going to do the best thing: Im not going to mess with it.

    I don't really think there's any other territory to cover, unless I start losing fish.

    Thanks you so much everyone, really!
     
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    Reef_Ninja Spaghetti Worm

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    And just because everyone loves pics, here's an updated FTS:

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    Zgetman Ritteri Anemone

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    i wanted to touch on you running your lights at 30%. This is actually a good thing. If you are running your LEDs at 100%, this will reduce the life span of the LEDs considerably. If you are running a 3w LED at 30% you are running it at less than 1w, which will actually reduce the heat that the LEDs are conducting and extend the LEDs life.
     
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    Which is why most reefs are under a state of upheaval.
     
  12. Reef_Ninja

    Reef_Ninja Spaghetti Worm

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    Well, just a small update. Not sure whether the chalice is going to make it, its receding pretty fast. I'd say its well past 50% bleached out with skeleton exposed.

    Not that I expected everything to get better in a day, but I wasn't expecting the chalice to recede so fast.............I would have expected the acro to go first.