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shieldsy_
09/24/2017, 03:08 AM
Hi All,

We bought this lobo coral 3 days ago. When we bought it, it was a really nice purple and orange colour. Ever since we put it in our tank it has looked like this. Anyone have any idea what could we wrong?

Tank params:
PH 8.4
Ammonia: 0.25 (just did a water change to try bring this down)
NItrite and nitrate: both 0
Calc: 380 (have just dosed to bring this up)
Phosphate: 0

We have an AI prime light which is on 8 hours per day.

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ali1
09/24/2017, 05:31 AM
What is your alk?

Any amount of ammonia means dead coral.

SycoCell
09/24/2017, 05:32 AM
Hard to tell from photos, but what's wrong with it to you? Looks pretty good to me. Depending what time of the day it is - or what my lights are doing - my Lobo's do funny things. See if you can feed him? Mine react almost instantly to frozen shrimp chunks.

reefling
09/24/2017, 06:37 AM
Hi All,

We bought this lobo coral 3 days ago. When we bought it, it was a really nice purple and orange colour. Ever since we put it in our tank it has looked like this. Anyone have any idea what could we wrong?

Tank params:
PH 8.4
Ammonia: 0.25 (just did a water change to try bring this down)
NItrite and nitrate: both 0
Calc: 380 (have just dosed to bring this up)
Phosphate: 0

We have an AI prime light which is on 8 hours per day.

Thank youhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170924/c69ea67ae60ddb8ebe6b0218ef25dc14.jpg

Sent from my SM-N920I using TapatalkAlkalinity matters more than calcium. Magnesium is important too. All should be at least 7 dkh and mag is ideally 1300

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ali1
09/24/2017, 07:24 AM
Hard to tell from photos, but what's wrong with it to you? Looks pretty good to me. Depending what time of the day it is - or what my lights are doing - my Lobo's do funny things. See if you can feed him? Mine react almost instantly to frozen shrimp chunks.



Lobo is all skeleton, how does that look good?

Tripod1404
09/24/2017, 08:41 AM
Like pointed before any ammonia would be detrimental for a sensitive corals like lobos. If there is ammonia, itís quite likely that there is also nitrite. Also what test kit you used to measure nitrite, nitrate and phosphate, I doubt those can really be zero (since there is still ammonia), unless you have no fish and never feed the tank.

So I would start with checking alkalinity, magnesium. And cross check the accuracy of nitrate nitrite and phosphate test kits.


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sirclintler
09/24/2017, 09:22 AM
Possible your shrimp found a new buddy?