I am still troubled by the death of my corals when all chemical parameters seem fine. I ceased dosing NOPOX and have shut down my phosban reactor. I feel I have a large enough fuge with enough Chaeto to keep nitrates and phosphates in check. Perhaps the coral would have prospered with trace amounts. I also noted that I had 40v of stray voltage in tank. Although I believe this has no effect on corals , I installed a stainless steel grounding probe just to try it. Since I stopped dosing and running reactor the pH went from 7.9 to 8.1 almost immediately. I ride this out for a while
View February 5, 2014 10:23
Wow.....what a job...did all chemical tests. The only one that I question is potassium. Despite doing two titrations, I do not feel like I found the color transition. This verifies that my chemical parameters are reasonable and therefore makes me wonder what the source for my poor coral health is.
View January 12, 2014 14:17
Changed uv bulb and replaced carbon and GFO. I also repositioned my SPS corals to receive greater circulation and more light. I believe that they are still alive. My plate coral got moved as well. It still has some color although it never changes size and it's feeding tentacles are not coming out. All corals smell okay and Acro has it's normal sulfur kind of odor. I am hopeful they are still alive. My Galaxia never looked better but I understand it is a very hearty coral. I have one Zoa that looks awesome and the other has shriveled up to be nearly non-existent. This problem really perplexes me. A biotoxicity issue perhaps? I am hopeful that the carbon change will make a difference.
View December 26, 2013 15:19
Ok...so i changed 75% of my water over the last 3 days after allowing the pH, salinity, and temperature to stabilize. I am going to leave things alone after changing my carbon and GFO and see if my corals begin to smile.
View December 20, 2013 08:54
Reduced lighting to max of 40% intensity. Full daylight cycle is now 9hrs. Using coral color profile. Increased circulation in refugium and decrease flow rate to display tank.
View December 19, 2013 07:03
Corals continue to look bad. Did a 25% water change . I will do this each day for the next 4 days. Temp. Sal. and pH stabilized before water is exchanged.
View December 18, 2013 21:34
Needed to check my parameters. Chemistry looks wonderful. Corals look horrible! Not sure of what is happening. Trace elements perhaps? I think I am going to do 5% water changes for the next 5-7 days to see if I have improvement. Any suggestions are welcome!
View December 13, 2013 21:50
Needed to check my parameters. Chemistry looks wonderful. Corals look horrible! Not sure of what is happening. Trace elements perhaps? I think I am going to do 5% water changes for the next 5-7 days to see if I have improvement. Any suggestions are welcome!
View December 13, 2013 21:50
It's been about 2 months since I've tested parameters and done a partial water change. Shame on me! However, my tank has obviously matured and stabilized very nicely. Dosing seems appropriate and my nitrate and phosphate levels are good. Just a slight elevation in phosphate because I have been a couple of months since changing GFO.
View November 8, 2013 11:01
I have not checked anything other than pH and salinity for weeks! I am not losing sleep as all biological indicators are giving me a thumbs up! My corals seem to be growing better using the maximum color profile on the ecotec light at 40% than they do on the maximum coral growth profile. I do need to find the time to change my carbon and GFO though.
View October 25, 2013 19:06