Sudden Coral die off

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by laurae95531, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. laurae95531

    laurae95531 Plankton

    Dec 23, 2012
    Just wanted to update-all is well!! I got everything squared away, a few of my corals bounced back-didn't lose any fish. I've started adding corals back to the tank, I've noticed pineapple sponges popping up EVERYWHERE, copipods are back, fish are bright and hungry, zoo's are spreading again-I'm happy-fish are happy, guess I gotta keep on top of it more than I was. Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for everyone chipping in and getting me up and running!!
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  3. Scuba Ken

    Scuba Ken Ritteri Anemone

    May 7, 2011
    Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, canada

    I had a similar issue last year, I ato with RODI water, went away for 3 weeks, when I came back all my corals were dead/dying, the RODI water was thought my 6 stage filter, and had stripped out all minerals, for a gallon in the am and a gallon in the pm equals 40+ gallons of totally pure water, with no calcium, or an other minerals, I lost everything.

    Was a lesson that I learned the hard way.

    Do you check your mineral levels every couple of days ?
    I thought I was safe, because previously I would "top up" using a tap filter, this filter allowed certain minerals etc through, and I tested frequently, using the RODI I got complacent and thought I was safe.

    Took me about 2 weeks to settle the tank.