Took two days to build my Prusa kit, but everything appears to be working perfectly! First set of brackets are being printed now and should be ready by tomorrow morning. It's mind blowing to me how far this technology has come in such a short time!
I’m no help with sps issues as I’ve never owned any but an icp test seems like a good step just to make sure there’s no weird water quality issues. You should also start a thread over in the General SPS discussion forum where more people with specific expertise are likely to see it and help. I hope you get it figured out soon before anything else starts to deteriorate.Help me fellow reef nerds. I really can't figure out what's going on with some of my Acros.
I've got a few that are just slowly wasting away over weeks/months while others are looking perfectly fine. Nothing seems to be up with my parameters. Thanks to the Trident/DoS set up it's been rock steady between 8.3-8.5 with Calcium holding solid at 450 for weeks now, and Phosphate is steady at .04. Is that maybe not high enough?
My only other theory is that something bad got into the water from having to temporarily mount the aluminum arm inside the rear chamber for a few weeks, but I've done a half dozen water changes since then and I have a hard time believing that any dangerous concentration of whatever it was could still be present.
Anyway here's some pictures of how the corals I'm worried about look.
This acro (middle, back row) has only been in the tank a very short time and was very healthy when it arrived and the corals around it seem to be fine;
Older PC Rainbow colony that's barely got any PE and has been slowly (over months) receding;
I can't seem to keep Montipora caps alive;
Anyone have any ideas for what I could try next to troubleshoot? Maybe an ICP test?
Stuck my tongue in there and didn't feel a shock, must be OK.Losing those corals is tough, do you feed specifically for the small poly size of acropora and montipora corals? If so, what are you feeding and how often?
Have you checked the aquarium for stray voltage? Sometimes this will affect some corals but not all.
haha, as long as you didn't have rubber boots on . It seems like an odd thing, but working in and out of fish stores for quite a while it's surprising how often it happens. I'll usually touch the water and ground myself with the other hand and you learn pretty quickly if there's stray voltage haha.Stuck my tongue in there and didn't feel a shock, must be OK.
I don't currently have a multimeter, suppose I should pick one up just to be absolutely certain.