Montipora help!

Discussion in 'Soft Coral Discussion' started by AWildZacR, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. madweazl

    madweazl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    OK, the Radion is still putting out considerably more PAR than you were getting from the A80. You can reduce the Radion to 30% vice 45% and see how the monitporas react. I wouldnt continue moving them, set them where you want (within reason) and see how they respond.
     

  2. AWildZacR

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    I'll give it a shot. I will say though, that this Jedi mind trick was not in the tank with the kessil a80. The only lighting change he has ever seen is the 3% increase
     
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    Understood but the other montipora has progressively gotten worse and none of your other corals showed a negative response, correct?
     
  4. AWildZacR

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    Yes
     
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    I would just put the coral in a nice spot with flow and leave it alone. As I stated before your dkh is fine. I keep min in the low 8 high 7's with no issues. Maybe when you dipped the coral you nuked it more than it liked. I have had this happen before. Nothing you can do about it, except set it and forget it and hopefully it recovers. If it stabilizes after a couple months and you feel its not responding to the conditions you put it in. Then you can find a new spot in the aquarium to try it out. Keep it stable for now and let it recover
     
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  6. AWildZacR

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    Hey all! It's been two(ish) weeks since I started this form and took your suggestions Into account. I switched to a two-part calc/alk(fusion) dosing system and have been keeping my parameters as follows:
    Salinity 1.026
    Calc 380-420
    Alk 8-9
    (Raised) nitrates around 5ppm
    0 phos/ammonia
    The Jedi mind trick is now extending its beautiful red polyps and the sunset has stopped bleaching and regained it's color. I appreciate all the suggestions and help! I also reduced light intensity by 10%
     
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    Very nice to see things went well. Thank you for update.
     
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  8. John3

    John3 Well-Known Member

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    I recently had an issue with my xr15 g4 where I went to increase the intensity from 70 to 75. I started noticing some bleaching and unhappy corals. So I checked the light program and somehow it was at 100%..... not sure how I messed that up.

    Anyway the only coral in the tank that looked as good if not better after 4 weeks was my orange monti cap, it really intensified the orange coloring.

    Not saying it is your light but I would double check the settings.
     
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    Oops, glad to see you got this worked out.
     
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