Urgent help needed All Corals Dieing

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  1. Tiger eye

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    After introducing a Gonioporia that I got for christmas things started to go wrong first it was Brown Jelly Desise and now almost all my corals looks like they are dieing. I aded some picks.

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  3. ReeferSteve

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    Big Water change; dilute what ever is causing the problem.
    Run Activated carbon asap.
    Also, I recommend taking the gonio out, and try squirting away all the brown jelly using a syringe with tank water.
    Good luck!
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Do a WC, add carbon and stability or special blend.
     
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    Before doing drastic changes and blaming the new coral.... What exactly are the water parameters? Great if you can provide all. If possible..... Temp, pH, KH, ca, mg, PO4, NO3, and salinity or SG ?
     
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    big water change and add bacteria and carbon
     
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    mine did exactly this and i had that exact coral i blamed it too but my tank temp was 29c and i lost lots of corals due to heat
     
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  9. Tiger eye

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    No I onley dose for alkalinaty. Busy doing tests now.
     
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    Just stay calm, let us know what the tests come back with, I doubt your goni had anything to do with it. Temp, maybe, how quickly did it increase and from what temp?

    very debatable subject, my temp went up to 29 yesterday and I lost no fish or corals, the key is a very quick change or a very large fluctuation, like over 5-6'C. My tank runs at 26'C usually.....
     
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    Ph:8
    Kh: 6
    NH4 NH3: 0,03
    NO2: 0
    NO3: 10
    PO4: 1,0
    SG: 1,023
    Salinaty: 30
    Temp: now its at 27,4 but does go up to 28,8 sometimes.
     
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    You might be cycling a bit there with NH3 sitting at 0.03, with the high temp, this will be compounded as well. Also, large fast swings in temp could be a problem, over what period does this temp swing?
    A another problem with high temp is that it lowers O2 levels, what type of flow do you have in your tank?
     
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    PO4 1,0 ? Is it a typo?
     
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    No my test reads 1,0 ml/l I use sera marine test kits.
    The temp in DT fluxuates from +-27 In the day to about +-29 at about 21:00 at night and then comes down again.
     
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    I iodeen diped the Ginoporia again and put it back and it is eksteding again.
     
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    Good news on the coral.. Perhaps check out your parameters with another more professional brand of test kit. A lot of hobbyists test kits do not provide the accuracy and measure the lower ranges. This leads to many issues.

    There are a few reputable brands Salifreit, D-D, Red Sea, Hatch, Tropic Marin etc.... that are reasonably good.
     
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    For someone who has just "been there"...you have an Aiptasia problem and I'm sure some of you'r Corals are being harmed by them...for me it looks like some are "closed up" due to the fact that you'r Aiptasia is stinging them...

    Not good if you still battling Brown Jelly in you'r Tank...
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showpost.php?p=538309&postcount=3

    my 2c..:blush:
     
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    Morning belindamotion and a hapy New Year to all. Yes that may be a problem but I have not yet have a coral die or look like this from aiptasia yes I've had corals being iritated and not opening fully. But like the Pulsating Xenia is not near a aiptasia even the ones on the sand are degrading at a very fast rate.
     
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    Do small regular water changes and add stability....
     
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    If you still have problems tomorrow, I can pop around and maybe help out. Let me know
     
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    I just wanted to thank everybody for all their help and advice and incouregement. Although i lost a couple of corals and 2 chromas the rest recoverd very nicely and are doing very well.

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