Thanks for the reply, thats good to know.
My new display will be a little wider that yours but i can just space them out a bit more.
How are the setting etc on them?
Do they ramp up and down over the day etc or it it more like a switch on and off kind of light?
Just an update to document the fact that reefing isn’t always smooth sailing.
So two weeks ago I did some maintenance on the tank. This comprised of an 11L waterchange (22% of total volume) and regeneration of the seachem purigen bag.
7 days after the maintenance was done I started to notice that 3 lps pieces aren’t looking great. Not expanding and showing a lot of skeleton.
Ran a full set of tests using salifert test kits.
Alk 8.4 dkh
Phosphates - no reading
I have been dosing aquavitro fuel once a week at double the recommended dosage for my tank since I suspected that I was sitting with low nutrient levels.
After all the troubleshooting and bouncing ideas of fellow reefers, the only other concern might have been that I didn’t soak the purigen long enough in the prime solution before putting it back into the tank.
So this could have introduced small amounts of bleach into the tank. I removed the purigen as a precaution.
To date I have lost 3 heads from my lps with another looking suspect. Inspected the dead heads and it doesn’t look like brown jelly disease.
I’ve added fresh carbon to hopefully pull out any remaining toxins.
The rest of the corals are looking okayish and still open to 50-75% of their original size.
It’s never nice when you make an error and the tank suffers because of it.
Something I have been contemplating is to perform like a 1liter or even 500ml waterchange everyday just to get some fresh water in and hopefully rejuvenate the tank. At the same time I’m also concerned about increasing the stress levels on the corals. Does anyone have an opinion/suggestions?