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Thread: coral help.

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    i bought a green clove polyp a few days ago and it was doing fine opening during the day closing at night. but now three of the heads have turned white and stopped opening all the way. my params are in order
    sg: 1.025
    ammonia: 0
    phos: 0
    nitrate : 0
    cal: 460
    nitrite : 0
    also the colt coral i bought seems to be breaking itself off of the live rock it came on im not sure whats going on with my tank but my other corals are doing good my GSP is awesome and so are my mushrooms p.s. i just bought the colt yesterday im not sure if its stress from the move or what but im not trying to lose 45 bucks
    thanks for any help you can give
    Last edited by Cliff; 07-04-2013 at 08:17 PM. Reason: replaced a bad word

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    I hop you don't mind a few more questions before I can decide on a few few suggestions to try and help here

    What are your pH and alkalinity levels at ?

    What is the temp currently at and are you still getting temp swings in your tank ?

    How much total flow are you getting in your tank and is the flow on the clove polyps high/med/low ?

    Have you noticed any flat worms in your tank ?

    How often and how much water do you change ?

    How did you acclimate your corals to your tank ?

    Do you have a skimmer on this tank ?
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    In addition to what Clint mentioned above, what do you have for lighting and are the corals placed according to their light requirements in the tank?

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    You people are good. You've asked all the questions I could think of.

    Acclimation, flow, light, and temperature are all main things to consider.

    Tank maintenance is mandatory on almost a daily basis of some sort.
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    ph is 8.1 im not sure of the alkalinity.
    i mean as far as the flow... it doesnt seem to be blowing my corals around too much they just kinda wave in the current id say med flow on the clove polyps.
    i still have a temp swing but its only a degree and a half up to 80 then back down to 78.5 everyday.
    i drip acclimate my corals for about 45 minutes
    i have noticed some kind of worms in my tank. they are long and red and live in holes in my live rock.
    i change 10% of the water weekly.
    yes there is a skimmer and its running good.
    lighting: 10000k daylight, blue actinic, 3w lunar led, 3w white led. they are all on for 8 hours a day the just the lunar at night. the colt is on the sand bed and so is the clove polyps because they are both pretty large.
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    When flow is a question it's what type of powerheads, how many, and return pump output.

    An example;

    In my 55 gallon I have 2 Koralia 850, 2 Koralia 425 (on a wave maker), and an 1100 Rio return pump from my sump. There is also an Eheim 2213 cannister which I use for extra filtration and water movement.
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    ok. i have 180 gph filter output thats stock to the biocube and a fluval sea 425 gph. its a 14 gallon tank.
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    That amount of flow doesn't seam too bad for a cub tank.

    I would be more interested in your alkalinity levels. That is a very basic and very critical element to test for when you have corals.
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    i was aware i needed to test for alk but i couldnt find the tests anywhere and all my other params have been perfect and stable for a while. i dose kent coral vite once a week if that means anything. can alk problems really affect my corals in this sort of way?

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    Yes, changes in alkalinity levels can prevent corals from taking up the calcium out of the water along with making other parameters somewhat unstable. IME, a lot of water parameter problems are avoided when you maintain your salinity, calcium, magnesium and alkalinity all within the optimal range.
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