Issues with Acans & Blasto’s

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Howdy Reef2Reef,

Everything in my tank coral wise has done amazing until my Acans look to have performed Poly bail out & the blasto’s have shrunk down.

I’ve attached photos and also posted my parameters that haven’t changed much over the last 10 months.

Salinity - 1.025
PH - 8.00 - 8.10
KH - 9.0
Calcium - 450
Mag - 1440
Nitrate - 5-10 range
Phosphate - .05-.07

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Howdy Reef2Reef,

Everything in my tank coral wise has done amazing until my Acans look to have performed Poly bail out & the blasto’s have shrunk down.

I’ve attached photos and also posted my parameters that haven’t changed much over the last 10 months.

Salinity - 1.025
PH - 8.00 - 8.10
KH - 9.0
Calcium - 450
Mag - 1440
Nitrate - 5-10 range
Phosphate - .05-.07

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Your numbers are spot on for LPS. Has there been any other changes, like flow or lighting?
 

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I have exact same issue. Everything else thrives. I am suspecting a large leather i have and some warfare. Curious, do you have any softies too by any chance?
 
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I have a very small Weeping Willow leather that is probably 8” away. I also run carbon in a GFO reactor that I change monthly.

Interesting thought though, could be into something.
 
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I have (4) peppermint shrimp, (1) cleaner shrimp, (1) sand sifting STAR, numerous blue legged hermit crabs, trochus snails, Nassarius snails
 
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Your numbers are spot on for LPS. Has there been any other changes, like flow or lighting?
Only change was adding BRS Dual reactor for GFO & Carbon but kept my water parameters on par just stopped Carbon dosing as much.
 

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I have (4) peppermint shrimp, (1) cleaner shrimp, (1) sand sifting STAR, numerous blue legged hermit crabs, trochus snails, Nassarius snails
I'd keep a close eye on your CUC, I'd be willing to bet one or more of them have developed a taste for your fleshy corals...
 
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Only change was adding BRS Dual reactor for GFO & Carbon but kept my water parameters on par just stopped Carbon dosing as much.
That sounds like it shouldn’t be an issue. But, sometimes any small change can knock things out of whack. I also agree that you should keep an eye on your cuc’s.
 
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I'd keep a close eye on your CUC, I'd be willing to bet one or more of them have developed a taste for your flesh corals...
Would you think it would be the shrimp then? Out of the CUC listed?
 

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I have had peppermint shrimp destroy 100$ worth of lps over night. Mine had a taste for acans especially
 

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