My 50 G LPS tank

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  1. ronaldgv

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    After moving a couple of big rocks I had in front, I liked the result and decided to submit it to your judgement. I still need to move a couple of things, and sell some mushroom that got too big, but I am liking the results.

    What do you think?

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  3. crispin

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    tank looks nice, if not possibly a little crowded. But its a nice reef and youve got some great corals in there. I like that frog spawn at the back but it looks like it has hectic stinger tentacles, it might be a good one to frag soon :)
     
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    The frospawn is a frag that I got from a friend last week, is one of the things that I need to move.

    I agree that it is crowded, I have to sell many things, and frag some others, although the corals are not too big, I can't let them grow too much because my space is limited, and I am holding my self from getting a bigger one...
     
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    Tank is looking great!
     
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    Very nice ronald :thumbup:
     
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    Looks good man lol you posted just to show off:razz:

    can you give us details on your methods/filtration/dosing etc...?
     
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    :thumbup: Great looking tank dude!! Some specs would be great!
     
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    Something that I haven't figured out yet happenned to all of my LPS, they started shrinking and losing tissue. After measuring everything possible, I found that my alkalinity was low and also the magnesium, phosphates were high. Water changes didnĀ“t help much, so I gave away the most valuable corals to see if friends could rescue them, dismantled the display, removed the substrate, added a layer of aragonite, removed a lot of the rock, and this is the end result:

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    As you can see is not as crowded as before, I wished I could have kept all of the corals but I need to accept the fact that there are only 50 gal of water!

    Much to my surprise the montiporas kept growing and stayed healhty during the dimise of the LPS... I still don't know what happened...

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    I am still battling with some of the LPS losing heads, some advice ??? I honestly don't know what else to do.
     
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    Tank looks nice now. LPS does not like too much light and too much flow. If that is fine, then check kH and calcium. Do you feed them? LPS likes higher nutrients and/or the occasional small meaty treat like brine shrimp, mysid or fine hake. Not bigger than 4-6mm pieces. Also check for brown jellie disease - a snotty like jellynesso on the coral tissue making it retract from the skelleton.
     
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    I corrected the KH and Ca is fine, also adding some magnesium.

    I have seen a slime like (brownish-purplish) substance around the skeleton when there's little tissue left. I've done dips with Lugol, the problems stops for a few days and the its back.

    If this is an infection, how do I control it? is it in the tank? or just in the afflicted corals?
     
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