Why am i having so much trouble keeping acros?

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Godbert, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Goniopora's always die its their job , Not many can keep them alive longer then a few months to a yr max. I really don't think your tank is ready right now its seems to be rather new . I'd give it a few more months to complete the cycle and let it ride. Thats that time to learn the needs of acros and get the water corrected for ca Mag and Carbonates . And get that PO4 and NO3 under control But until the Ammonia and NO2's are gone naturally then its not ready and they should be at zero for a month or two then add a acro.
     
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  3. geekdafied

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    It seems your tank is still cycling. Ammonia should ALWAYS be zero if your tank is cycled and nothing has died.

    Get a good Ca, Mg, and DKH test kit. If you dont know your Magnesium, thats probally a problem.
     
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  4. Jason McKenzie

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    I agree with many, Your Ammonia and Nitrites need to be zero. and remain there. I would concentrate on the lack of your tank to convert ammonia and nitrites to Nitrate rather than worry about ALK, CA, and Mag. Although not a healthy state low ALK, CA, and MAG will not kill SPS.
    How much Live Rock do you have and what/ how many fish do you have?

    J
     
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  5. Godbert

    Godbert Montipora Capricornis

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    i have about 30 lbs of live rock along with five chromis
     
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    Rough croud......
     
  7. Godbert

    Godbert Montipora Capricornis

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    agreed
     
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  9. paulg

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    Your from MI, i`ll buy them from ya
     
  10. Godbert

    Godbert Montipora Capricornis

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    haha i would be more than willing to sell them, i need to get this tank straight and they will probably die in there, what size koralia would you buy for a 30?
     
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    Koralia #2.
    Did you get a Mag test kit yet?
     
  12. Godbert

    Godbert Montipora Capricornis

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    went to the lfs they didnt have one so im going to look on ebay