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Setup a brand new frag tank this week. And my Zoas won't open, I put in a candy cane frag and it died overnight. Salinity is at 35 PPT, ammonia, nitrate and nitrite are all measuring 0, with a salifert ammonia kit and nitrite kit, and a Hanna nitrate kit. Salinity measured with Milwaukee digital refractometer. Alkalinity is at 11.3.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
 
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I wish, but I will run some carbon just as a precaution. Is there any way to drop all on purpose?
“Drop all”? Toxins on purpose? Not sure what you’re saying.
also was the frag tank cycled?
 
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“Drop all”? Toxins on purpose? Not sure what you’re saying.
also was the frag tank cycled?
Sorry that was supposed to say drop Alk.

Anyway, no the tank wasn't traditionally cycled, I just used existing media from my display tank. There are no fish in the tank, yet, only corals
 

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Sorry that was supposed to say drop Alk.

Anyway, no the tank wasn't traditionally cycled, I just used existing media from my display tank. There are no fish in the tank, yet, only corals
Cool. To answer your question. Dropping Alk comes naturally as the corals take it in. That’s why we dose because corals appetite for Cal and Alk. If you’re not in a place where your corals are taking up more alk and cal than water changes can provide. Then and only then is it time to start dosing.
 

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If and when I have to setup any new tank, I used the display's water. Of course this depends on size, I like to use 50% old and new. If possible 75% old and 25% new.. I am not sure if you used brand new water or old tank water.
Also, filter media from old tank is a good idea. But, 100% new water takes a long time for bacteria to establish. Which this can really irritate anyone and anything going in it.
 
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