Birdsnest bleaching

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by leslie hempel, 5 Dec 2007.

  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    guys i am actually a bit over this whole thing at the moment but cant handle seeing my corals suffer...

    for no apparent reason my birdsnest coral that was doing so well just bleached over two days... i have a feeling it has something to do with the temp but cant even hook my chiller up because of the disputes i am having with my landlord as to whats fair to pay.. and to be honest i am actually considering selling untill i get to a stage where i can do this properly again...

    so for those of you who can offer advice

    my nitrite and nitrate are 0
    alk 2.8+ (red sea test)
    ph 8.3 /8.4 (red sea test)
    phos not checked but assume there is a slight reading
    salanity 1022
    havent checked cal but assume its around 500ppm
    temp constant 30 degrees

    there is obviously a nutrient problem as alot of my stuff is going brown although i feed minimally these days due to lack of time.

    top up water is R.O.

    still clean skimmer every 3 days 1/4 full of thick skimmate and it works better if i clean it more frequently..

    did a water change 2 weeks ago doing another this weekend...

    lemme know what i should look out for ..

    les
     
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  3. gaz19

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    what are your amonia levels?
     
  4. DragonReef

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    Les what temp has you tank been hitting ?

    And your KH ?
     
  5. sunburst

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    I would think a lot more than your bird nest is sweating.
     
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    Oops sorry missed the temp at the bottom.

    Agree with Sunburst, over 30 is lethal to SPS.
     
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    Why not turn off light for a couple of days.

    Also direct a power head at it.
     
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    Yip, agree 30deg is no good.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you running a chiller Les?
     
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    you reading the posts mek?

     
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    Speed reading again Mekaeel.
     
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    Damn 3 of us.
     
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    :lol: damn tired.just finished work now
     
  16. calvin

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    Turn off your lights off an open your canopy this will help cool it down also jusy blpwing a large fan vwe the water surface will bring the temp dow a lot
     
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