Urgent help needed Corals dying

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  1. raytone

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    Hallo again. My hammer, frogspawn, monti is bleaching. So i tested the water and found the calcium, magnesium and Kh was low. I correct the water parrameters and the next day i test the water again. All seems to be in order. Now the hammer and frogspawn is not extending their tentacles. Even the mushrooms is so small and the monti is white. None of my zoas is opening and the kenyan tree is hanging. Please help on this one. I'm DESPERATE
     
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    When making changes always need to make them slow, especially with alk
    What was the reading before and after?
     
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    It was 5.8dkh and raised it over 6hrs and the next day it was 8.1dkh
     
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    That's a lot , not sure where to go from here @Nemos Janitor might know
     
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    raytone

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    Here is some pics
    The hammer
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    frogspawn
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    monti
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    Eina! I would start with a water change, but not sure if that's the best advice, totally agree with @dallasg, too fast changes will severely affect your tank, test regularly.:(
     
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    Ok so what now. Is there anybody who can help me?
     
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    What are the other water parameters?

    temp
    Salinity/SG
    pH
    No3
    PO4
    ca
    mg
    I2
     
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    Temp-24*C
    SG-1.024
    PH-8.1
    No3-0.2
    PO4-0
    CA-430
    MG-1350
    I2-Don't know this one-sorry
     
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    Those parameters are OK.

    Don't go changing anything until we narrow it down to the cause.



    Sorry i am asking so many questions, Just eliminating possible causes.
    Do you dose Iodine? What is your fish load like?
    Have you changed lighting at all very recently?
    Are all the electrical equipment working OK and all wiring OK? Looking for possible source of copper.
    Any changes made to the system recently?
     
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    Did you raise your mg? If so by how mutch? and what did you use to raise it?

    Is the water cloudy?
     
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    Never
    2x clowns,2x yellowtail damsel,2x pajama cardinals,1x sailfin tang,1x dottyback
    No still using the same led's
    All good
    No
     
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    bump
     
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    Yes i did and used brightwell magnesion. It was 960 and over 3 days raised it to 1350. The water is a bit cloudy. sorry just receive the post now
     
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    This migjt aound harsh, but the reality is, you let parameters slip realised it and panicked to get them back in line. Too much too fast. Think about it..... All the good stuff they need to live, slowly but surely disappearing... = stress. A slow creaping stress to which they acclimatise, up to a point.
    Then suddenly, it all comes rushing back... = stress!
    I would closely monitor params and keep them stable. They could possibly survive.
    An amino acid supp could help.
     
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    Ok my guess is that you have increased the mg to fast. Increasing mg fast causes ammonia. Check and test for ammonia.
     
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    Yea i guess you could be true
     
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    Hope they all pull through. With proper care and enough food and stability they should. Dont panic or berate yourself, we all make mistakes, its how we learn from our mistakes and those of others which ensures our success in this hobby.
     

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