Someone please help me!!!! My hammer corals keep dying!!

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Why not. If the store is running 6 Alk and you are running 9 Alk that is big deal
This is the only store that I know of in my area that sells coral Frags. Otherwise I have no other place to get corals for my tank. This store doesn’t give people parameters. It’s just a all sales are final store
 
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Deep breath, the coral is just getting used to it’s new home. I would go ahead and check tank parameters and if they are normal then, you can relax and just let the coral adjust. They should be happy in a day or so.
Nitrates are 20.
Alk is 11dkh.
phosphates are 0.45
Calcium is 480.
Ph 8.2
Salinity 1.025
 
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If you dont want to run GFO you cam always use Nopox or phosguard. But i run GFO and never had an issue.
Do your corals even grow? While your using the gfo? I’ve heard that it can severely stunt coral growth?
 
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After dipping, typical behavior.
Moderate light and water flow, feed 2x per week and lower third of tank.
Salinity of 1.026 and ph of 8.1-8.3
 

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My acans have grown at an amazing rate, not so much the hammers. I had issues with zoas growing but it was my fault because i always kept the water too clean, now that i cut back to water change every two weeks instead of every week they are taking off. I dont run gfo all the time i use it when the phosphates get high.
 
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My acans have grown at an amazing rate, not so much the hammers. I had issues with zoas growing but it was my fault because i always kept the water too clean, now that i cut back to water change every two weeks instead of every week they are taking off. I dont run gfo all the time i use it when the phosphates get high.
What are you running for filtration?
 
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Try phosguard. I leave a bag in the media basket of my AIO 24/7 and my hammer grows like an absolute weed. Also (as stated above) feed regularly.
What should I feed? And how often? Also are my phosphates really too high?
 

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