help needed

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  1. regis

    regis

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    My Torch coral has lost 2 heads, one a day, i checked my water pars last night
    they are as follws

    temp 27
    kh 3.72 meg/l
    MG1280
    SG 1.026
    CA 350
    PH 8.4
    PHOS 0.1
    AMMONIA 0.03
    NITRATE 0
    NITRITE 0

    I have been having these readings for the last 3 months, I have had the torch almost a year now, could it be the phosphate, I have seachem phosguard in the sump, I have been using the Red Sea phosphate test kits, I have 2 of them just in case 1 was giving faulty readings, my phosphate reading always reads 0.1 for the past year or so,

    any suggestions.

    thanks
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i lost a head on mine, the rest of the colony is perfect, i have 10 full heads and 4 days ago one withered and died, params were perfect. i put it down to death of the polyp and old age, but will keep an eye on it.
    but i am hoping it will grow again
     
  4. regis

    regis Thread Starter

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    Maybe, it is strange, I have small heads starting to grow say 2mm in diameter, I will see if anything else goes, I sumped all my hermits just in case, saw one eat have of one of my sps frags.
     
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    I would push your calcium up a bit....that might help

    aim for 420ppm
     
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    Thanks, i am busy dosing at the moment, will see, i suppose it is just a case of wait and see
     
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