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Featured montipora problem

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by diver 807, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. diver 807

    diver 807 Registered

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    my red plating moti is going green,its in a good flow area and lit by 2 150w 14k halides and 2 marine blues 19 hrs a day .levels are good, ph 8.3 ca 440,mag 1450 with salifert kh 160 with nutrafin.po4 nil,nitrates 10 with nytrafin,sg1.025.
    any advice welcome
     
  2. Chris J

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    19 hours a day lighting is that right?

    Corals need a resting period from light my lights are on from 11.30 till 9.30 ish so 10 hrs or so. I think you could go up to 12-14 hours but 19 is way too long.
     
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    is there a green SPS nearby to it or has been in the past?
     
  4. diver 807

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    typo error 9 hrs a day,and no there is some fuzzy mushrooms near it,is that a problem
     
  5. HighEndOfTheLow

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    Theres something called green protein transfer syndrome which is the transfer of green pigment from zooxanthellae. If you have nothing near it... it may well be an issue with iron. I would get this tested.

    Hth

    sent from high_end_of_the_low's phone
     
  6. Whipitup

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    Is it turning Green, of has a patch died and has algae growing over it?
     
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    s a bit pale so could be algae why would this be as its only been in a month
     
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    As above
     
  9. Whipitup

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    Dunno fella.....I had a really nice one in the RSM, it was doing really well then just went down hill really quickly for no apparent reason.

    All I can suggest is a complete set of tests and see it anything has changed???
     
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    I have tried on a few occasions with sps corals but without success,all perams are stable
     
  11. Mitchell

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    There is stable and the there's sps stable. Monti plate IMO is pretty forgiving and has survive in low flow/light high flow/light, been blurried, covered in alage, high PO4, low everything. Don't get me wrong I've succeeded in killing bits myself but orange plate in pretty hardy.

    I'd double check you KH as swings here will effect SPS the most IMO.
     
  12. Mitchell

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    Also sand patches will cause dead spots then algae will over grow over them until the Monti can reclaim the space.
     
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    would it be advisable to clean the algae off
     
  14. Mitchell

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    Do you have any pics?

    If it is algae you system should deal with it ( crabs/snails etc) but if PO4 is up it you may need to deal with the first.
     
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    My guess is it's bleaching / dying back and algae is growing on the dead area. It is really a case of working out why there is the die off.
     
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    if it has a dead bit,,whether is by a bit of warfare or otherwise,, IMO its better to break that bit off,, ;)

    oherwse you get algae,,which can then intrude on healthier flesh too,,

    is the plate the only sps ?..if so it could be a swing in parameters,,,likely culprit DKH
     
  17. diver 807

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    thanks guys will check in the morning
     
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    my test results.ca.450,mg 1440.po4 .025.ph8.3.sg 1.025.no3 5
    I think they are fine but opinions please
     
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    Id agree with screwloose the only time ive had issues with montis etc its been caused by a dip in low alk

    sent from phoenix's phone
     
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