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Ph 8.2

temp 78

salinty 25

phos .04

alk 8.5

cal 425

amonia 0

nitrites 0

nitrates 0 

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Tired

Well, none of that should be keeping it shut. You need to get your nitrates up to at least 5ppm, or your corals will slowly decline. 

 

Give the gorgonian more time. What flow is it in right now? 

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Pbalz

New tank started to feed a bit this week so maybe that will help

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Pbalz

What is a good nitrate dosing agent

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seabass
11 minutes ago, Pbalz said:

What is a good nitrate dosing agent

Many people use Brightwell NeoNitro.

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Pbalz

So my only coral not opening is my torch it’s been 5 days how long would you wait before you dip him and I only have sea Chems coral dip is that ok 

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seabass
21 minutes ago, Pbalz said:

So my only coral not opening is my torch

Can we get a pic of it?  Or better yet, a video which indicates flow.

 

If the flesh is receding and the skeleton is being exposed then I might start to worry.

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Pbalz

I will take a video tommorow no skeleton just not extending

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Pbalz

Maybe I will go back to my office today and take a video 

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Here is a pic for some reason it won’t let me attach a video it’s the only coral not open 

new parameters

Ammonia/ nitrite 0

ph 8.17

salinty 1.0025

cal 522

alk 9.8

phos .18

nitrate .5

temp 78.4 

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seabass

Looks pretty healthy.  Have you tried placing a thawed frozen mysis shrimp on it?

 

3 minutes ago, Pbalz said:

for some reason it won’t let me attach a video

Post the video to YouTube, then link the URL here.

 

Calcium is high, but shouldn't be causing any problems.  Make sure alkalinity stays stable.

 

Some would say that phosphate is high, but that wouldn't be causing any problems with coral health.  Nitrate is low, which could potentially be an issue; however, when you let nitrate increase, the limiting factor for algae growth might be eliminated.  I'd probably like nitrate at 2 to 5 ppm and phosphate at 0.03 to 0.05 ppm.  But obviously, elevated nutrient levels don't have a direct negative effect (other than potential algae growth rates).

 

Some people like to keep their tanks closer to 80 degrees.  While not significantly higher than what you are keeping it at, it might favor slightly faster coral growth.

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Pbalz

Ok I will raise temp all is up from last week it was 8.6 cal also up last week it was 485 don’t know if that’s an issue I will feed him today

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On a different note I have a reef glass skimmer and absolutely hate it my back space is very tight looking to upgrade as this skimmer always needs adjustment any ideas my space is 2 7/8 by 3 7/8 it’s a peninsula 14 if anyone has this tank and is running skimmer

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Tired

You may not need a skimmer. Skimmers are good for if you have excess nutrients and/or organics in the water, but not all tanks need them. You could try running the tank without the skimmer for a bit, and see what happens.

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Pbalz

Ok will do 

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geekreef_05

agreed, with the corals you have the skimmer maybe taking out alot of their food.

 

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Pbalz

Fed torch with a mysis no change any other ideas 

The rest of tank looks very healthy

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seabass

Did it eat, or even seem to react to the shrimp?

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Pbalz

It didn’t do much it held the shrimp 

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Tired

Then it didn't eat. It should have engulfed the shrimp completely. 

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Pbalz

No didn’t do that at all any ideas I would like to not lose it it was added wed last week

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seabass

Does it look different after lights out?  You might even try feeding it shortly after lights out 

 

I'd probably try to feed it a mysis everyday until it takes it.

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mcarroll
On 1/9/2021 at 12:39 PM, Pbalz said:

Ph 8.2

temp 78

salinty 25

phos .04

alk 8.5

cal 425

amonia 0

nitrites 0

nitrates 0 

 

16 hours ago, Pbalz said:

Here is a pic for some reason it won’t let me attach a video it’s the only coral not open 

new parameters

Ammonia/ nitrite 0

ph 8.17

salinty 1.0025

cal 522

alk 9.8

phos .18

nitrate .5

temp 78.4 

What caused the big jump in phosphates?  Did you start dosing?

 

IMO that torch was fragged really low, so he might be staying "tucked in" while he finished healing from that.

 

I wouldn't worry too much since he's out (not fully retracted) and seems nice and puffy.....and everything else seems to be doing well, and numbers all seem relatively favorable.

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Didn’t dose anything should I be Erving some phosphate or leave it alone

Sorry removing phospahte

 

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