Brain help

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by Praba, 18 Oct 2014.

  1. Praba

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    Hi guys,

    I have a RSM 130D, my brain looks like its been really battling. My tree is also starting to bleach.

    Any advice on what I should do.

    Please help

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  3. SilverWolf

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    Hi bud,
    Whats your water parameters and lighting time?
     
  4. Praba

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    Hi,

    My CA was very low but after adding in a CA sup it is now apparently at 470.

    I am really battling with understanding the red sea test kit and shall go in later to a LFS to do a full water count.

    My lights are on from 12 to 9pm
     
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  5. SilverWolf

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    9 hours is a bit much bud. I am willing to bet that is where your problem lies. What lights is it?
     
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    Have a look at this thread as it sounds like you may have a similar problem:
    Plleeease help!! Open plate brain coral - Marine Aquariums South Africa
    When you refer to the tree coral, are you referring to the hammer or another?

    Can you provide the following information:
    1. How old is your tank including lighting used?
    2. How old is that coral? Are you feeding it anything?
    3. What are your parameter readings (Ca, Mg, Alk)?
    4. What are your nutrient readings (NO3 and PO4)?

    Good luck! :)
     
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    Ca and mg are linked so if mg is low it will effect the ca. You should test both.
    I used to add tons of ca powder and it never brought my levels up. When I balance my mg the ca balanced its self pretty quickly
     
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    But with Bleaching, my money would be on lights.
     
  9. Praba

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    Hi guys,

    I am gona try to feedback to each off you:

    Silverwolf: I am using the standard red sea lights 2 x 55w T5. How long do you suggest I leave the lights on?

    Tekkengal: I am referring to the small stick like brown tree, unsure of its name.
    The tank is 2 years old I bought it a month back and the lights are about 4 months old.
    Not sure how old is the coral but it should be under 2 years old. I am using reef snow.
    CA = 420
    MG = 1000
    KH = 10Kd
    PO4 = 0
    NO3 = 0.00
    these values were checked today after a 10 liter water change.
    Hammer: Thank you noted, what times do you suggest on the lights.
     
  10. Brendan6

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    MG is quite low hey. Raise it slowly. Take your time.
     
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    Whats your pH?
     
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    Mg low. Kh high. Po4 and no3 low. Your parameters are not balanced. With low po4 and no3 levels. A kh of 10 will cause issues with your corals. And the low mg also will add to your troubles.
     
  13. Praba

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    PH=8.2
    an interesting point, last night for the first time I saw tenticles protruding my brain :m03:
     
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  14. SilverWolf

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    Hi Praba, what globes in your light?
     
  15. Praba

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    Nor sure Silver, all it say is T5 55w. I think it is standard red sea lights
     
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    Colours?
     
  17. Praba

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    Hi Silver,

    Blue and white with LED moonlights when the T5's are off
     
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