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is this normal for a montipora?
Is place on top par 240

Alk 9.5
Calcium 476
Salinity 35ppm
Magnesium 1500
Temp 78
0 nitrates
10 phosphates
Tank 6 months old
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any more images?

It looks dead to me. Nitrates shouldn't be zero, I would bump it to 5-10ppm. Also phosphate, is it 10, or .10?
 
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Is it really dead ,I’ve tried to raise nitrates by feeding more but they haven’t gone up. And phosphates are 1.0 forgot the dot
 

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It's really hard to tell in that picture, it almost looks as if it is covered in some kind of algae.

And if your Phosphates are at 1.0 (Thats really really high), it would seem likely that its algae.
 

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Is it really dead ,I’ve tried to raise nitrates by feeding more but they haven’t gone up. And phosphates are 1.0 forgot the dot

Do you have any other pictures of it? P04 at 1.0 is pretty high. Normally range to strive for is 0.03-0.10.
 
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What can i do to bring nitrates up? I’ve been feeding twice a day, once pallet once frozen, and seems like the only thing I’ve achieved is raising my phosphates. All other parameters have been on check.
 

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What can i do to bring nitrates up? I’ve been feeding twice a day, once pallet once frozen, and seems like the only thing I’ve achieved is raising my phosphates. All other parameters have been on check.

You can dose nitrate directly via Brightwell NeoNitro etc. If you're using chemicals to lower p04, do it slowly, since a big change can shock your corals
 

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