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  1. Dhayalan

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    Hi guys .... I'm the new reefer.. Look forward to making friends and learning a lot from the experienced reefers:m106:
     
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    TaahirS MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA!
    You are in the best place.
    Feel free to ask as many questions as possible and read as much as you can before starting. Researching what uyou buy is very important.
    Check the links below.:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to masa and to this awsome hobby!!!!!
     
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    Hi welcome :)
     
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    Welcome, do you have a tank or still planning? :thumbup:
     
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    @shaneparkins

    I have a120l jewel lido tank
     
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    hello and welcome Dhayalan

    Is your system up and running? Or just starting out?
     
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    I do ... Jewel lido 120liter ... Running for about 2 weeks
     
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    Coral worry

    Hi guys I put a goniapora yesterday into the tank... It opened up well and was fine
    Till this evening ... Started secreting a brown substance and gone into hibernation state... Is this normal?
     
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    Eish. Is your tank cycled? Did you test your parameters?

    Goniopora is a more difficult coral to keep. I don't think it will do well in a 2 week old tank.

    Did you research before you bought?
     
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    Goniapora

    The tank was running for awhile ... From the previous owner....
    The temp is 25 degrees but just checked the salt ... It's 1.019... Little low?
     
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    Yes, that is very low. Are you using a refractometer or a hydrometer? What temp is it calibrated to?

    What are your other parameters? Did you acclimate it?
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    up that slowly. Take the week to get it up to 1.025
     
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    Okay guys thanks so much for replying ..... I'm buying my water from
    My marine guy ... The water originally was 1.021 .... How would I get the salt content
    Up.... I have salt water that is 1.025... Should I top up with that?
    The temp is set at 25 degrees...on my chiller
     
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    Pls answer.

    Yes, you could use 1.025 salt water to top up untill you get it right.
     
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    I didn't check my parameters...can you enlighten me on that? .....
     
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    Check out the links in my signature.

    You need to get test kits from your lfs. This will show you how much nutrients are in your water. You should get tests for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, calcium, alkalinity at this stage. Then later in you could get magnesium as well.

    If all is good they should read:

    Ammonia - 0(any small amounts of this is toxic to fish!!! Even 0.2!
    Nitrite - 0
    Nitrate - try to keep below 10 but anything above is not toxic. You could have algae issues tho.
    Alkalinity - 8-10dkh(keep it in this range)
    Calcium - 480
    Phosphate - 0

    Read up on cycling a marine tank.
    We all started somewhere:thumbup:

    Some advice I can give you is research as much as you can before you buy!
    And do lots and lots and lots of reading!!!!!!!!! Can't stees that point enough.
     
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    Hi Dhayalan,

    The goniopora most likely has brown jelly disease.
    How bad is the infection (isolated to a portion of the coral or is the whole colony covered)? Can you post a pic of it?

    In order to save the coral you will need to rinse off the brown slime (take the coral out of the tank and do this, you do not want your other coral to become infected as well).
    In the past I have rinsed the infection off with tap water, use a gentle stream to help rinse it off. I also used a very soft toothbrush (new and unused) to brush off the slime. After this, dip the coral into an iodine solution and then place it back in the tank (don't empty the iodine solution in the tank).

    This coral is also quite demanding as you will have to feed it regularly and maintain sps quality water conditions. It is quite a challenge to get right but it can be done.
    You can have a read through this article to familiarise yourself with the coral and its basic care requirements:
    Feature Article: The Successful Aquarium Culture of Goniopora Species Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog

    Good luck and all the best with your tank :)
     
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    Lol not another Juwel Lido...

    :thumbup: Waiting to see some pic's..
     
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