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Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by saltwatersig, Sep 13, 2008.
damn test kits! congrats on your recovery. looks healthy
Tank looking good Sergio, remaining colonies are HUGE.
I agree with Erin!
Issues notwithstanding what was the problem again? Oh wait, the stuff is so massive you need more room! Nevermind.
That clam is ridiculous I'd like to see it in person sometime.
Can you teach me how to grow em big like that
The abiotic calcification and difficulty holding Ca and alk stable are pretty classic symptoms of Mg problems.
My plan is to always keep a caulastria in my tank. It pulls back to the skeleton when Mg is low. I learned this in my tank journey before I started dosing anything. Thanks again for the tip Norm. There may be other conditions that cause this, but it will make me check my test kit at least.
Sergio the tank is looking great to me. Sorry it does not look like you had planned. I have more setosa...
Glad you've "figured it out". Nothing worse than a struggling tank and not knowing what's wrong or how to fix it.
Glad to see things going good for you Sergio. I'm also having what I believe to be magnesium related issues, never have I found a test kit that I can use (I'm chemistry retarded I guess), only one that has been used is Bryan's chemistry lab experiment test kit which he did not me
Almost makes me want to go the direction of a calcium reactor just to not deal with the 2/3 part solution... but then again I'm sure there's a ton of other issues with going that way
Glad to see you got things straight.
Thanks for the kind words everyone..... unfortunately my finding the problem and then correcting it took not only a long time in seeing positve results but also killed quite a bit of corals along the way. My Ignorance kept me thinking that everything was just around the corner in getting back on track
At this point in time what seems to give me more stabilty with my parameters seems to be the 2 part dosing on brs dosers w/timers , when I had my calcium rx online, always fiddled around with the efluent drip rate (either too slow or too fast) . The corals appear to be doing great and hopefully I can put my problems behind me ( at least my coral problems ).
I am very thankful to have this club as a great source of information and support :bigsmile:
You can see that after a kalk overdose or snowstorm, but then you know what the issue is.
I suspect if you measure Mg levels after that type of event, it's probably all wacked out due to the massive drop in the Ca. It can take a long time to get Ca/Mg/alk/pH back in line after an overdose.
Just an update.....tank is doing well .....clown fish laid eggs just below green anemone . Hair algea seems to be slowly shrinking back
Strangely, I sorta like the green from the hair algae... lol
Agree with Joost sort of adds a nice touch.
That red purple stripe chalice looks great! Let's frag it!
That's great news Sergio, you're back!
Love the colors in your tank, sergio. Glad things are looking up.
couple more pics .....clown fish and their eggs w/eyes .....in other words....more fish food for the rest of the tank
FTS looks sick
I can see the setosa in there. Very cool.