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    Thank you Sir!!
     
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    Thanks for the headsup- I will look to place higher then, especially now with the lights being reduced.
    I do understand and that they are not the fastest growing corals tho - what is your flow like?
     
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    It is in my Red Sea max650, which has the normal 4 flow pumps at the back of tank and then added 2 Hydir Koralia 8’s (12500lph ea) and 2 smaller Koralia (6500lph ea)
     
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    Ok - I am super stoked :slayer: and let me first apologies for my slight indiscretion of not sticking to SPS but my Red Ricordia had a BABY! :thumbup:

    I saw the foot stretched on the rock and started to move ever so slightly ....and finally it left a bud behind...notice the bright green...cannot wait to have this one the same size as the mum!!

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    Congrats! I think you need to have a chat with my one to get it to do the same, lol!
     
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    Ok....I will continue with my indiscretions away from SPS :blush:

    Goniopora Alveopora japonica
    I love Goniopora flower pots but have not had great success, experiences in the past. I have now had this Yellow Flower Pot a couple of weeks and thus far, looking great!

    Fingers crossed!!



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    Ok - keeping myself honest :lol: back to SPS!

    Pink tip, Green base Pocillipora

    This piece should be interesting - have it places in Medium Flow and Medium light and have seen some growth in the tips from placing in the tank a couple of months back.

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    Possible ID Please:

    Got this a while back and cannot yet see what the colors will be - thinking Tenuis but not sure - would appreciate your thoughts!

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    Let me know how that goes. I had two (a red and pink) that was doing well and then lost them with the tank crash. I really want another red but don't know where to place it in my tank, lol!
     
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    Sure will.... they do like medium intermittent flow and whilst I thought they are non-photosynthetic, they are...so I placed mine midway up but have seen that most places it on the sand...
     
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    More off days than good days since the conversion of the large tank :(
    Suppose it is largely due to me fiddling so much and causing stress to the corals....

    Since building and placing the bridge at the back of the tank, had to move some suf around and whilst I reduced flow and light, I had a massive loss of coral :m24:

    I suppose I should have expected some but surprised by just how much... had RTN start on one of the late colonies and lost it within 24 hours, then the next and furiously started fragging to try and save some to no avail :dft007:

    What is worse is my Po4 skyrocketed as a result (never knew that RTN can have such an effect on water param - suppose the size of the colonies also plays a role!

    So now massive clean out and 1000l water change to get things back to acceptable levels....just so frustrated!!!

    Funny thing is that the rest are looking awesome:confused1: very confusing this hobby!!

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    Oh no man, that's not a pretty sight.
     
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    Maybe do a double check on where your salinity's sitting at?
    The Po4 spike - the history of the rocks you added?, perhaps from there?
    Also it seems to be that some pvc piping leeches tin...Seems to be an issue with some new tanks,that maybe could be another possibility amongst the 1001 other things that might have brought it on.
     
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    Thanks man 2una! Not great but suppose this is part of the hobby hey...
    I know my Sal is 25/26 tank is not new this rules out the pipes and all LR comes from my previous tanks...
    feeling quite despondent at the moment :(
     
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    Eish sorry man, SPS not for the feint hearted. Acropora can definitely kick you in the crotch when you least expect it.

    High PO will definitely kill acropora, what is your PO sitting on?

    Reducing the light unless it was drastic should just result in brown SPS not dead ones.

    Also run some Carbon for a week just to rule out anything any sort of toxicity or leaching
     
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    Hell man! Frustrating!
    Whilst PO was high at 0.5...it was coming down slowly....but after the RTN it when Dark blue....not even sure what to read it at...

    Best is...I think, to do 2x 1000l water changes and get rid of whatever could be there...not sure what else to do.
    Unless this was pure stress due to the moving around and building!
     
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    It is not all lost tho....here are some pics of the rest - all doing very well :confused1:

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    Here are some more - quick shots with my phone...

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    Hope you don't mind me speaking my mind but i'd be a little bit cautious of changing so much water if your po4 is sitting up there.
    a 50% water change will take your phos from 0.5 to 0.25 in one jump & i dunno that's such a good idea .It'll probably rise back up anyway but the jump might not be such a good thing...adding stress when you've maybe got issues there already. That po4 needs to go away but take it slow
     
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    Not at all... appreciate the advice....my PO was sitting at 0.05...apologies...
    Trying to get to that elusive 0.03....this spike following the RTN is the concern....will test again tonight and see where we sit...will then make the adjustment accordingly
     

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