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Featured growing monti and acrapors

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by diver 807, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. diver 807

    diver 807 Registered

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    why cant I get monti's and acro's in my tank.I have tried twice and no luck.all params are good and stable.lighting is an aqualumi 6 tube 39 w t5 with 3 marine white 14 k and 3 marine blues
     
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    What happens ?
     
  3. diver 807

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    they just don't do anything just die off
     
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    Strip from base? Strip from top? When you put them in do you start them at the bottom of the tank? Do you feed coral food?

    What are your params?
     
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    v tried them in the bottom at the top in moderate flow high flow all params were good but will post latest tomorrow
     
  6. Bob1888

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    I always struggled to grow montis survived but never grew turned to balling lite with fauna marin salts and trace elements and they are growing fine now even my setosa has put a spirt of growth on well for a setosa anyway lol lighting is a maxpect razor
    Bob
     
  7. jas

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    There is a bunch of info missing. If we can help, its hard with "they just die off" bro.
    Does the coral RTN? STN? Look like its slowly being eaten?
    How many inches deep is the tank? ( with regards to lighting)
    The params are good, what are they?
    Most corals especially acros have a grace period of a week to a few months upon being introduced to a new tank. They just sit and do nothing. However wasting away means you got somethin that needs corrected.
     
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    When bob says balling lite with fauna marine you don't need to use fm salts. Use cheap salts from ebay
     
  9. diver 807

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    as said above I will post params tomorrow.as for what happens with the monti it just sits there nothing seems to happen. haven't tried acros fo ra good while.the tank is 20" deep but the latest monti was near the top in good flow.they don't waste away.they just don't grow
     
  10. diver 807

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    right guys,as promised here are my test results.
    mag.1450.
    ca.450.
    kh 10.5
    ph 8.1
    po4 0
    no3 0.
    sg 1.025
    temp 26
     
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    Hmm are these stable? Do you test daily? Weekly? Does the coral starve?
     
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    they are stable,and I only test a few days after water changes,it seems the just fade
     
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    The lighting your running, how old are the bulbs? What size is the tank they are over? And what blue bulbs are you using?

    Are you doing any dosing to keep Kh stable?

    What happens to the corals?
     
  14. diver 807

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    the lighting is iquatics 14 k marine white x3 iquatics marine blue,the tank is 34" x 28"x 20".I am nt dosing anything and as said above the params have been stable for a long while.and I have triead twin 150w halides wth 2x t5 14k whites and 2x marine blues still didnn;t have any success thats why I changed over to the t5 unit.my lps are doing great.

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    assuming your no3 and po4 results are correct (meaning they really are 0) I'd assume starvation .
     
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    so what do montis feed on nitrates
     
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    You need a small ammount of both po4 and no3 if you are not going to manually dose things like amino acids and liquid food . I keep my no3 around 2.5 and my po4 at 0.015 - 0.02 and i still find additional aminos and food dosed every other day helps with polyp extension .
     
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    can't b====y win with this game.would phyto help
     
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    phyto helps with growth of zooplankton which they may feed upon so yes i would add it
     
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    not directly . .. but as jim mentions above
    Are you sure your no3 and po4 truly are 0 ? If they are and you have no means to bring the levels up slowly try feeding more , this will add nutrients to the water column . Then get yourself a bottle of sps liquid feed and see how you go (a big bottle of salifert sps food is about £12) , others may have better ideas for you though . Just remember any changes you do make don't try and do them overnight . Take a few weeks and note any changes before changing anything else . Keep with it though .. I'm positive anyone ever trying to get into sps has gone through the same things you are , myself included :biggrin:
     
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