Urgent help needed dont know whats up with my corals

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  1. mo arabi

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    Hi can any1 help me with trying to save my corals? They started looking very sad all of a sudden. I tested all my levels with a red sea reef foundation pro test kit and found my calcium was high. Its now at 450ppm and no ammonia. My salinity is 1024. Im adding a pic of my corals b4 and after. And im noticing lots of like little insects running on the sand not swimming around. They too small to get a pic.
     
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    Hi how is your temp? Have you tested phosphates?
     
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    No I haven't. Temp is around 26 to 28deg
     
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    Im also a newbie here and am sure you will get better inputs from the experienced reefer

    Maybe have your water tested at your nearest Pet Shop at check the phosphates, if you dont have one, had mine checked at it was off the chart, and my corals seemed faded too, not opening completetly
     
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    Alk and ph readings?
     
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    Also, did you dose/change anything?
     
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    Ok il take my water 2moro to a petshop. I haven't dosed anything new. Iv been using the same seachem chems all this time. It was all fine and I went to bed and got up and everythings changed for the worse.
     
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    Most likely overdosed in that case.
    I would suggest a water change (10 to 20%) to help lessen the impact.
    Just for future reference, if increasing Ca, alk and mg to limit the increases to 20ppm, 1dkh and 10ppm respectively.

    Good luck and hope your tank comes right!
     
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    I agree alk and ph can have a huge impact on your corals.
     
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    also your fluctuating temps will help add to your troubles ideally you want to aim for below 26 degrees. As warmer water will have a much lower O2 content meaning lower pH.

    Use a fan over your tanks water surface to try cool it. A pc fan will be more than sufficient to achieve this.
     
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