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Old 12/01/2017, 08:16 AM   #1
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Please help!!

hey guys

got some coral issues both on softy and lps scale.

78 degrees
7-8 d/kh
440 Calc
0 phos/nitrat/ammon/nitir
haven't tested mag yet

i have a flame angel, a scooter blenny and 3 chromis, haven't seen anyone picking.

Anyone have any suggestions on why the xenias got fried or the deterioration on the leathers?

i run blues (t5) for 12 hours and 2 whites (t5) for 8.

just added a electric probe last week, cant think that does anything to hurt.

Please help!!

thanks in advance

it looks like my xenias got fried somehow and the leather just started having issues. anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 12/04/2017, 10:03 PM   #2
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Ph looks a little low. Xenia is very finicky.

Work on the ph... what is your salt level?

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Old 12/11/2017, 02:18 PM   #3
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How big is your tank? Are you dosing kalkwasser? Where are you dosing it?
and as above salinity (and are you measuring with a refractometer??

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Old 12/21/2017, 02:52 PM   #4
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This same thing happened to my Xenias when I started dosing vodka and the nutrients went very low. Xenias like/prefer a high nutrient environment. If your measurements above are correct, you have no nutrients in your tank. Therefore, Xenias and any other filter feeders will not do well.

Trust me, if you have a decent amount of nutrients, you would be giving this coral away and trowing some in the trash. Be careful with it, this can become a problem in your tank.

32 gallon Biocube, DIY LEDs and Triton Method.

My N=1 study of me, validated by me, and supported by completely anecdotal evidence, states that my advice is 100% correct, most of the time.
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Old 01/16/2018, 09:23 AM   #5
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There is no way that your nitrates are 0, if they are... you need to up them.

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