View Full Version : Not sure what the heck is going on in my reef tank!!

04/29/2016, 09:54 PM
So I have a 125 gallon reef tank with a 40 gallon sump with about 150lbs of live rock the tank has been set up for about two years now. I am having issues with my corals I over dosed the tank with calcium carbonate (read the Alk test as mml instead of DKH, stupid) so had milky water(percipient) did a 40 gallon water change about an hr after i noticed the tank.

the parameters are

temp ranges from 76-78 DF

feed once a day frozen food, every three days frozen with garlic added
I does BRS two part for alk, mag, and cal once every day to every other day.
filtration- refigium with live rock and chato, skimmer rated 250gal( nasty skimate), and bio pellets(small amount enough for 45 gallons, also does 6ml of vodka every other day.

Lighting- two 36in rapid led DIY with 14leds on each and two 165watt eBay lights full spectrum on about 50 percent. Light cycle, blue from 930am-930pm, white 1030am-730pm, and Rapid Led strips from, 11am-1pm.

Since the overdoes I have done changed about seventy-five percent of my water.

SPS are not doing well hammer is shrunk up and mushroom and polyps are all closed, fish(10 fish) are fine and eating well. Cleaner crew is alive and my two shrimp are well, also I have four cucumbers doing well also.

Any questions feel free to ask!

Thanks Kyle

04/29/2016, 10:07 PM
clicked on Wrong forum sorry, answers still helpful though.


05/13/2016, 12:00 PM
is your concerns regarding the cloudy water or your sps? is your sps not showing PE or are they rtn/stn? picture helps

05/25/2016, 10:33 PM
You can raise up your carbonate hardness with reef builder. My LRG swears by a carbonate hardness of 11-12 for LPS.

05/25/2016, 10:34 PM
Oh, raising carbonate hardness should lower your calcium. That's why I stated that.