Sps and chalices loosing color

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  1. CoReefer

    CoReefer Astrea Snail

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    Looking for some ideas why my corals colors are fading out? They all have been in the tank 3 years haven't really made changes its all my sps and a few chalices. I run evo 200w leds and the only real change was from a cal reactor to dosing pumps back in Aug.
    Tank 220gal

    Cal 420
    Alk 3.5mql
    Mag 1350
    Salinity 1.025
    Temp 78.8
    Phosphate 0.07

    My lfs was out of reef crystal so I did do 2 20gal water changes with instant ocean last month.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    So you're not running any carbon dosing, change out bio-pellets, added charcoal? Is it possible you're starving your corals?
     
  4. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    This was my issue. How many fish do you have and how often do you feed?
     
  5. CoReefer

    CoReefer Astrea Snail

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    No carbon dosing. No charcoal. I have abour 12 fish feed every day
     
  6. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    A see a few possible things:

    Not enough food
    Too much light (and could be coupled with the above - more food and your light levels might be fine)
    Alk possibly too high
     
  7. CoReefer

    CoReefer Astrea Snail

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    When I ran my reactor I ran my alk around 12dkh and now its around 9.5dkh should I start to raise it back up?
     
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  9. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    No; I'd lower it if anything.
     
  10. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    What kind of fish? large fish? i wouldn't classify 12 small fish in a 220 gallon as a large bioload.
     
  11. CoReefer

    CoReefer Astrea Snail

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    Nothing super large the purple tang is the biggest a black clown, 2 perc clowns, hippo tang, 2 damsels, six line, star blennie couple others cant remember everything I have is 3+4years in this tank
     
  12. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    My guess would be it has something to do with the dosing.
    Maybe bring in a local reefer that is up on doing. Consider going back to the reactor to narrow down if that is indeed the problem.