Monti issue

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  1. erky

    erky Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    woke up and saw this in my tank this morning. Looks like some serious issue that is going on, anyone have a clue. I can't think of anything.

     
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    Can you post your parameters?
     
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    po4 = .085
    NO3 = 2.5
    CA = 420
    mg = 1400
    ALK = 9.6
     
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    Nothing near by that could sting it?
     
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    Did you change anything with the lighting?
     
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    nothing to sting it there. only lighting change was reducing my blues by 5%
     
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    Your phosphates need to come down to a .03 or .02.
     
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    yeah been working on that, with lanthanum.
     
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    What about the white spectrum. It also most look like cyano
     
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    nothing with the whites changed, not cyano its more of a slime and polyp bailout coming from the coral.
     
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    I really wouldn't worry about your PO4 too much. Did you maybe have a Alk swing at all? My monti do not like any kind of Alk swings.
     
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    alk has been rock steady for months 3ml dosed every hour, calcium swings a bit as i do weekly adjustments there
     
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    Did you change anything with the lighting?
     
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    see above response on same question
     
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    Could this have started since you began using the lanthanum? From what I recall lanthanum can cause issues if not used correctly.
     
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    been doing lanthanum for a while, but maybe, as i just do it into my skimmer and no filter sock
     
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    Maybe someone more familiar with lanthanum use else can weight in here??
     
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    I'd run this past Randy.
     
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    What mechanical filtration are you using to pull out what the lanth is taking off the rocks?
     
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