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Old 10/04/2017, 10:47 PM   #1
Red Fish
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Bubble & Hammer in difficulty

Hi all,

My wife and I recently got a 30 Gallon tank (about 7 months ago) for our home. The bubble has been with us most of the way so far and the hammer joined him 4 month ago.

Both corals have been looking progressively worse over the last 3-4 weeks. Water changes are done usually ~2 weeks apart, with little success since things have slowly started to slip. Attached pictures of both corals for reference.
Not much luck. Looking for any insight.

Disclaimer: Baby wasn't cooperative so Calcium was hastily taken (real value lower). I'll retake all measurements tomorrow and update this post.

Red sea test kit.

Tank parameters:
  • Calcium: <375
  • Mg: 1520
  • Alk: 8.4dKH

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Old 10/06/2017, 08:02 PM   #2
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Have you calibrated your refractometer lately? What are your readings? SG? temp? Nitrates?

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Old 10/17/2017, 12:26 AM   #3
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What do you have for flow?

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Old 10/24/2017, 08:06 AM   #4
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are you feeding them?

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Old 10/30/2017, 06:27 AM   #5
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did you do an Iodine dip?

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