Red Sea no pox melting corals

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Has anyone ever had Red Sea n03 p04x melt any of their soft corals? Every time I put it in my tank no matter the dose I see them shrivel up before my eyes and then they die soon after, I am putting it in the back of my drain box to let it mix with the water and through the sump before it ends up in my tank so it is not directly touching any corals in my tank, it doesn’t seem to effect any other type of corals, should I just stop using it?
 
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Has anyone ever had Red Sea n03 p04x melt any of their soft corals? Every time I put it in my tank no matter the dose I see them shrivel up before my eyes and then they die soon after, I am putting it in the back of my drain box to let it mix with the water and through the sump before it ends up in my tank so it is not directly touching any corals in my tank, it doesn’t seem to effect any other type of corals, should I just stop using it?
Could it be that nopox is depleting nutrients so much that the more nutrient-hungry corals like the softies are starving and just straight up dying super quick, while the others are kinda more 'eh' about it?
 

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What kind of corals exactly are dying? I doubt it's the nopox itself but you never know. I have a huge bioload of fish and all types of corals and dose 10 to 20ml of nopox per day with no issues to anything.
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Could it be that nopox is depleting nutrients so much that the more nutrient-hungry corals like the softies are starving and just straight up dying super quick, while the others are kinda more 'eh' about it?
No that’s not possible because it happens within 5 minutes of me adding it they basically instantly melt right in front of me in minutes
 
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What kind of corals exactly are dying? I doubt it's the nopox itself but you never know. I have a huge bioload of fish and all types of corals and dose 10 to 20ml of nopox per day with no issues to anything.
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It’s all soft corals like pink capnella, Kenya tree, sinularia, clove polyps and etc
 
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Sounds like it may have been overdosed or at high concentration which would cause the destruction of the Zooxanthellae population which can cause UV shock (as lights produces the energy and zooxanthellae and starvation of corals with nitrate bottoming out as a spiked reduction.
test your nitrates to see where they stand right now and for the future , dose 80% of recommended as you have to factor Useable gallons in the tank
 

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