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rwm555
04/23/2010, 05:42 AM
I have a 2 year old red monitipora that is about the size of your open hand. It has done great since it was put in the tank. About 6 weeks ago, I rearranged the tank and it has been bleaching ever since. I was able to move the two rocks it was on with only a small piece breaking off. It is basically in the same place in the tank as it was before. The only parm change is that I had a spike in cal (up to 600) for a week. It is almost white! Any idea what's going on?
Cal 450
Mg 1050
Am ~0
Ni ~ 0
PH 8.2
Temp 79
Dkh 7 - 9

crvz
04/23/2010, 11:12 AM
Did the flow change in that area? Or is there anything around it that could be coming into contact?

rwm555
04/23/2010, 03:29 PM
Not really. It's in basically the same place in the tank. About 5 inches to the left. It's up high and there is nothing around it. I was wondering if the calc spike may have gotten it stressed.

snorvich
04/23/2010, 04:13 PM
they are sensitive to alkalinity stability. What has your alk been doing?

rwm555
04/23/2010, 08:02 PM
Alk stays between 7 - 8. I add buffer but can't seem to keep it up.