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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by screwloose, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. screwloose

    screwloose Registered

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    i am still suffering a bit with STN, on certain acropora /milli corals,,not sure why so open to a few suggestions


    basically starts low down losing flesh every slowly over a period of time..


    so starting to think ...flow,,,lighting i am not sure what else, hence a a suggestion box as i cant seem to put my finger on it,,

    i noticed my sg had crept ip slightly maybe 37ppt ...not suddenly i may add, so i have been removing a litre a day for a few days and letting my ato make up the difference



    mag 1520
    cal 420
    dkh 7.0

    phos high
    nitrates high
    as always


    cheers
    Nev
     
  2. swin

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    With your phos "high" wouldn't that inhibit growth anyway ?
    If high as normal,how come your tank looks stunning :-(
    Any preditors in the tank that just likes certain sps maybe ?
    Maybe your calcium is a little low due to the amount of sps you have so those corals are struggling to get enough to sustain themselves?
    Just thoughts as you know way more than me anyway :-D
     
  3. liam0

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    Bulbs maybe?
     
  4. screwloose

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    to be honest,,high phos is high,,and always been high ..

    its defo STN rather than predation as its very gradual,,,and driving me nuts

    just easy to overlook stuff sometimes....
     
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  5. screwloose

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    wholly possible i suppose,,12 months old now, although generally good for 18 months,,i cant confrim if par has dropped quicker on this set
     
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    Would old bulbs cause them to go from the base? I thought you'd be struggling with colours if it was that
     
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    do you do water changes yet ? your coral load must sup every minor trace element out ?
     
  8. screwloose

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    mmh,,not sure,,less light at the bases of the corals maybe ??

    nar,,,

    yes.. but, i dissolve coral back in too >
     
  9. screwloose

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    and to top it all i am off to the funhouse inamo too :(
     
  10. naca

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    My little tank couldnt survive with trace from my cal reactor only dude, and i did weekly water changes, there were just to many corals in there, have you ever done regular water changes ? with your nutes like they are that would be the first thing on my list to do, that along with trace elements, how old is your rock ? if its as old as your clowns id say its spent :lol:
     
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    kh swing nev test in the am and pm see if that's the case like it was with me..
     
  12. Funkymonkey

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    Did it start before or after you switched cal reactor media?
     
  13. screwloose

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    If its either , then that's me done bud :(

    Wirth a check , what was causing yours ?

    No, and since changed back dude
     
  14. robb1977

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    If its trace elements dude got the two tmc ones here, worth a shot dosing for a while see if anything happens
     
  15. screwloose

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    so why didnt you bring them then ? :crazy:
     
  16. robb1977

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    Unfortunately the Passats flux capacitor and my crystal ball have stopped working.
     
  17. screwloose

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    again ?....damn thang
     
  18. Funkymonkey

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    You switched media because of dkh didn't you? How have you got on with that?
     
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    see post 13,,,skim reader :p
     
  20. Funkymonkey

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    I never skim read, I'm sat taking notes ;-)

    Thats what I meant, you changed media due to trying to get dkh right but now you've changed back to what you were first using so I meant, how have you got on with it?
     
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