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Old 10/21/2018, 08:00 PM   #1
EthanHawaii
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LPS dieing and SPS healthy

Hello, my LPS (frogspawn and Hammer coral) has been slowly dieing for the last 5 months. The first few months the corals werenít opening up fully and then the 3rd month it lost one head and now itís lost 3 heads. Iím not sure whatís happening because my SPS corals are doing really well. I thought it was Brown Jelly Disease, but from what Iíve read BJD kills within hours or days.
What could this be?

Cal: 445

Alk: 8.6

Meg: 1345

Ammonia: 0.00

Nitrate: 0.00

Nitrite: 0.00

PH: 8.0



Thanks,
Ethan

This is my Coral now.


Hereís my coral 6 or so months ago.



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Old 10/21/2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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My guess is you have stripped the water of everything. Start feeding more and see what happens.

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Old 10/21/2018, 08:23 PM   #3
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Agree, feed more to increase some NO3 and PO4.

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Old 10/22/2018, 03:08 AM   #4
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OK, I'll start feeding every day now.

Thanks for the replies


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Old 10/22/2018, 10:03 AM   #5
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Yup, your water is too clean.


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Old 10/31/2018, 01:39 PM   #6
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I had this happen to me in the past. I killed off a 50+ head frogspawn I still cry about to this day lol. I am just now realizing that LPS in general do not thrive very long without feedings.


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Old 11/01/2018, 07:15 PM   #7
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Yup, your water is too clean.
Agreed. Nitrate should be 2-5ppm and you don't mention phosphate, but should be .02 - .05 max.

Please ensure Alk remains 8.6 if that's what you run, at ALL times. A change in Alk more than .5 will make corals very unhappy.

What about light? That's the only food mine get


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Old 11/02/2018, 10:45 AM   #8
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Might be the wrong place to ask but how do you guys keep your nitrate and phosphates at those levels? I have been in this hobby for years and have had my ups and downs but the one thing I have never been able to do is have my nitrate or phosphates even measurable? Mine are either 0 or so low they wont read (using red sea test kits). Maybe this is why if I don't spot feed my LPS they start to go down hill but I can never get these levels up. If I skip water changes it seems to do harm. I do 1 5ish% waterchange weekly. Feed tank frozen at least 4 times a week and pellets in between, spot feed lps once a week with reefroids. Only skim and waterchange, no charcoal or phosphate removing etc...


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Old 11/08/2018, 12:33 AM   #9
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I wonder if lights too bright for frogspawn and hammers. Hammers will take s little more light, but frogspawn are a lower light LPS I have read. I have a 90 gallon cube mixed. I keep sps directly under lights and LPS on bottom and back of tank.


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