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If gonis are doing good, but sps are having issues. I guess it could still be a few problems. If the params are fine, watch for pests. You never know until you catch them in the act.Flow is good. Not sure on nitrates. I haven't tested them yet and I'm not at home. I've got to check everything. Calcium/Magnesium/Alk would be my guess, but it could be nitrates.
I had my nitrates go to an unreadable status on the hannah and I started doing carbon dosing and it is coming down about 5-6 a week. I could probably go a little faster if I wanted but this is great. Yes, it has lowered my PH by a littleOkay, something I did back when I lived in las cruces, I only used de-chlorinated water.
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The vinegar should lower ph. Don't worry!! It does not hurt alk levels. Vinegar dosing is another way of feeding filter feeders and coral.
Even randy doesn't speak against vinegar dosing. This could help you
Have been slowly dosing vinegar to help drop high nitrates at around 40ppm , im currently at 30ml a day and monitoring ph, I find my ph regularly during lights on at 7.9 and lights off around 7.7 , when dosing vinegar I do it during lights on and my ph drops to 7.7 at lights off my ph drops to...www.reef2reef.com
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My pH can go down without any problems. It would probably actually help my alkalinity balancing act. I'm at an 8.6+I had my nitrates go to an unreadable status on the hannah and I started doing carbon dosing and it is coming down about 5-6 a week. I could probably go a little faster if I wanted but this is great. Yes, it has lowered my PH by a little
It looks like my nitrates went up. . guessing it was due to an algae die off. I treated the tank a couple of weeks ago for bryopsis so I haven't done any water changes in about a month. The algae is going away pretty decently which means it has to go somewhere. I'm guessing it converted into nitrate. Also though algae does decent nutrient uptake so as it's dying off it's releasing but at the same time it's not uptaking as much.Crikey now I'm scared to leave my tank for 2 wks. Do you know how it happened?
Omg sorry for your losses! That’s a lot of coral!So the montis seem to have stopped receding. I originally thought it was Monti Nudis because of the pattern, but it stopped (mostly) when I removed the magnet. This TSA Mystic Sunset, two of my SBB montis, and a Green Cap are partially left. My Bubblegum Digitata might come back. I also was able to save two smallish frags of the Spongodes and they're in the 125. Both have healed nicely and one has started showing significant growth so I'm hopeful for them. All 3 of my Spongodes colonies in the 75 are skeletons. I left them in there just in case.
Total losses include MASSIVE amount of Red Cap (6 frags and an 8" colony), three Green Caps (2 frags and a 5" colony), Cherry Tree frag (almost 3"), Birdsnest mini colony, Tyree Rainbow Monti, Beach Bum Monti, Rainbow Stylo, 3 Spongodes colonies, Mystic Sunset frag, all of my Micromussa (12 or 15 heads across 6 frags), 2 Bubblegum Digitata frags (hopefully the colony survives), JKR Fascination Favia, JKR Top Fuel Favia, JF Fender Bender Cyphastrea, JF Master PPE Cyphastrea, Electric Grape Monti, and two hammers.