What’s wrong?? Montipora color

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I am not sure what’s the issue with this guy, started on his underside and now it’s getting it all over. Is it too much light should I move it to a shaded spot?
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also... it looks like it has been trying to grow straight up, not enough light.

can you share your tank setup - details and water parameters? maybe a full tank shot as well.

any other corals in the tank? how are they doing?


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Mine went the same and did nt recover. I put it down to a swing in alk I was having at the time
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have been stability issues with my ph and using seachem reef buffer almost daily to catch up my ph. Doesn’t that lower the alk? Maybe that is the issue.
 
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also... it looks like it has been trying to grow straight up, not enough light.

can you share your tank setup - details and water parameters? maybe a full tank shot as well.

any other corals in the tank? how are they doing?


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have only had it for two months, I recently moved it higher in tank, but it was already pretty high to begin with direct under the light. All my other coral are fine, zoas, favia, Xenia, leather etc

I’m not home for another picture, the only issue I’m having is ph and using seachem ph buffer to try to get that up
 

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have only had it for two months, I recently moved it higher in tank, but it was already pretty high to begin with direct under the light. All my other coral are fine, zoas, favia, Xenia, leather etc

I’m not home for another picture, the only issue I’m having is ph and using seachem ph buffer to try to get that up
As JGT said focus on Alkalinity SPS will not tolerate ALk swings
 

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have been stability issues with my ph and using seachem reef buffer almost daily to catch up my ph. Doesn’t that lower the alk? Maybe that is the issue.

have you tested your Alkalinity recently?

if you're only dosing this buffer to chase PH, and not to keep Alk levels where they need to be, there's a very high possibility your alk is through the roof.


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have you tested your Alkalinity recently?

if you're only dosing this buffer to chase PH, and not to keep Alk levels where they need to be, there's a very high possibility your alk is through the roof.


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I just ordered a alk test kit. I’m really new to keeping coral and I was really focused on ph, salinity, nitrates, calcium. Now I realize alk is probably one of the most important ones!
 

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I just ordered a alk test kit. I’m really new to keeping coral and I was really focused on ph, salinity, nitrates, calcium. Now I realize alk is probably one of the most important ones!

don't go chasing PH. let the tank run at the PH it wants, focus on salinity, Alk, Ca.


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