Torch coral turning brown

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  1. carlrix

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    Hi,

    My torch coral has turned brown. Nitrate levels 5-10ppm, ph 7.8, Ca 350ppm, Mg 1110ppm, salinity 1.025 and temp is 25.2. I have a Zet light LED System on for 8 hours per day.

    Any suggestions on possible cause?
     
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  3. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Probably excess nutrients with the information you have supplied.

    That's probably the case if you're also struggling with algae.
     
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    Is it slimy? If so it could be Brown Jelly disease.

    Do you test your alkalinity? Your CA and MG are a tad on the low side and could do with topping up, but not a major cause for concern.

    Having said that, it could just be normal zooxanthellae, which is a good thing if the coral was slightly bleached. Any chance of a pic?
     
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    carlrix

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    Hi

    Attached is a photo I took this morning of the torch coral, it does appear to be making a comeback as I have been dosing with Ca and Mg recently. The tank properties are as follows:

    400litre
    Ca = 480ppm
    Mg = 1410ppm
    Nitrates = 25ppm(still struggling to get this below 25ppm but has improved with reduced feeding)
    Ammonia = 0.2ppm
    Salinity = 1.025
    pH = 8.1
    KH = 10.2
    Alkalinity = 3.6

    Currently doing a 20% water change every 14 days.

    My hammer coral is not doing well at all and has almost totally disappeared.

    Any advice would be much appreciated

    Torch Coral.jpg
     
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    Can you post pic of the hammer?
    Torch looks ok. Nutrients are perhaps a bit high. What filtration are you running?
     

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