Urgent help needed torch turned white

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  1. roderigo

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    hi guys my torch turned white over night what can it be and to make matters worse im in east londen and not in cape town ill only be back at home on the 17th what can do now ??????
     
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    I can offer you to have a look what it could be, if you provide me with your tank keepers cell number.
     
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    change the bulb maybe?
     
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    So you think he had a green bulb in it, which turned white?
    I hate common names for fish and corals. So easy to make fun about it.:)
     
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    Thanx for the help bud don't know what I would of done just don't want to lose everything ha
     
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    Sounds like it's expelled all of it's zooxanthellae for some reason, do you have any other photosynthetic corals in the tank? If so is there any change to any of them?

    Any changes happened to the tank? Like a temperature swing or big parameter change for some reason? Lights lefts on overnight?
     
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    I do have other corals in the tank and my wife gives me a update of them every night and she said that there is no chang in the other corals but I dont know if she looks at the corals the way I do if you know what I mean I had a temp swing about a month a go only the xena took it hard the rest of the corals were ok
     
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    Any Metal Halides over the tank? If so are all the glass covers in tact? It's very difficult to diagnose if you're not there, but normal reasons that cause coral bleaching are a big swing in parameters like salinity, temperature, lighting (too much or too little), possibly also things that can be absorbed into the water from outside the tank like deodorant aerosols, bug spray, polishing spray etc. etc.

    In the mean time ask your wife to move the coral to the edge of the tank so it doesn't receive full light, it looks fairly healthy so if conditions are ok it might recover but it will take time.
     
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    Iv got one MH150 but don't use it much and its been off sine the 30th Jan and the torch is to the side of the tank not under the MH should I ask my wife and nabour to do a 10 present water chang tomorrow evening ?
     
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    I haven't change the water much cos I don't have a lot of fish only 2 small ones and not a lot of lps and sps
     
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