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Old 01/08/2018, 07:29 PM   #1
huey_gnr
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Lightbulb Softies Issues

Hello all,
First post here.... For some reason my mushrooms, ricordea, and duncan are not opening up like they once did. My mushrooms have been progressively getting smaller and shriveling. However, my maxi and BTA are doing fine. Just wondering if there is something I should be checking that I am not already... or adding for that matter.

I feed the maxi and BTA every 3 days with small pieces of clam on the half shell. I put about an 1/8 of a teaspoon of coral frenzy in the water stream every 4 days or so. Occasional feeding of cyclops when I don't put the frenzy in and use a eye dropper to shoot them straight into the duncan heads.

I add calcium when I drop below 440 ppm and add Reef Accelerator once a week. I do not add anything else aside from normal RO water top offs. I do a 10% water change every other week.

44 Gallon corner tank, UV sterilizer, some power heads, Hydor canister filter, and EUPHOTICA 16" LED.

Salinity-1.023
Temp - 79
Calcium - 480 ppm
KH - 143.2
PH - 8.2
Ammonia -
Nitrate - 0
Nitrite - 0
Phosphate - 0

Any assistance is appreciated.


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Old 01/08/2018, 07:35 PM   #2
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Sorry... Ammonia is 0 as well


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Old 01/11/2018, 03:13 AM   #3
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Could be that your water is too clean... these softies like a little dirty water


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Old 01/11/2018, 03:20 AM   #4
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Or your light... mushroom and ric can thrive under super low light and led are bright and intense than fluorescent


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Old 01/11/2018, 11:50 AM   #5
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What is the Kh reading in?


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Old 01/12/2018, 06:00 AM   #6
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What is the Kh reading in?


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ppm GH/KH


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Old 01/19/2018, 01:05 AM   #7
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Those params are spot on.. i second maybe too clean?


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