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Old 03/15/2017, 08:54 PM   #126
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That's really cool. What color(s) work best?
it really all depends on your light, how much blue you have etc but when i have all my lights on t5s and the reefbrites the very light orange ones work the best


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Old 03/23/2017, 12:45 PM   #127
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still really seeing the signs of the alk burn more and more everyday, this definitely is the worst thing that has happened in my reefing experience.

I honestly thought about just shutting it down and going flowr for awhile but I decided to stick it out. Since I have not had the success since moving the tank, I just order a triton test to make sure it was just the alk swing and not something else in the water.

I also ordered some cost effective frags since I have had everything stable for 2 weeks now to confirm it is the alk swing that caused everything and not the water. There are only about 5 of my 70 corals that were not effected by this alk swing and seem to be doing great and showing great PE at night.

Everything else is still declining slowly but I am hoping soon it will stop. I cut a lot of the burnt tips off the sps and hoping that will slow the decline.

Just sent my water off to triton, so I am hoping to get it back sometime next week.


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Old 03/23/2017, 05:31 PM   #128
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Gotta wait it out. The corals will either recover or not.. it can take months in my experience..
It's not fun, I know..
Test frags are a good idea. If they don't do well, maybe check the whole system for other potential irritants like bad magnets or impellers etc..


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Old 03/23/2017, 09:12 PM   #129
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Gotta wait it out. The corals will either recover or not.. it can take months in my experience..
It's not fun, I know..
Test frags are a good idea. If they don't do well, maybe check the whole system for other potential irritants like bad magnets or impellers etc..
yup exactly what I am doing, plus I am hoping I can at least focus my eyes on some good points when the rest if doing horrible.

I have a feeling that I am going to lose 80-90% of the corals, and the ones that survive I may keep 50% of them. This is so much worse then anything I thought I would experience. Damn. All I can do is just tell myself is this is just a hobby and its for fun, but its hard because right now it is anything but fun hahaha


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