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ashr
03-08-2017, 02:38 AM
Hey all

Wanted to hear some thoughts on this... I have had this large stag colony for about 6 months. In the last couple of months it is constantly slimming. Some days its better and other days it's really bad. It does this at night, in the day and when feeding happens or not.

Levels:
Phos: NA - Will test tonight
Calc - 500
Alk - 9.8DKH
S/G - 1.024
Mg - 1600

Lights:
8 bulb ATI that at max is 70% for a few hours.

The coral is half way and has a power head near it. All other corals are fine other than the frags of the same coral.

Thoughts?

http://i.imgur.com/xfIRuds.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/9SwSF5N.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/mnEZAZJ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/KVzZ4Nx.jpg

Myka
03-08-2017, 02:56 AM
I have a couple that are sensitive like this too, and I've not figured out the trigger. I do know that they are super reactive after a water change.

ashr
03-08-2017, 02:59 AM
Right? I feel like anything I do to the tank sets it off.. I asked the person who had it before and he said he never had any of these issues.. so odd..

Even more so that any of the frags I made do the same thing.

DKoKoMan
03-08-2017, 03:22 AM
Is there any tissue loss during this?

ashr
03-08-2017, 03:33 AM
When it first was happening yes.. but not really so much now.. it just looks ****ed off all the time haha

DKoKoMan
03-08-2017, 03:58 AM
Ha ha that's strange no doubt. Especially if no other ones are affected and water hasn't changed.

ashr
03-08-2017, 04:43 AM
Yeah, it's very odd.

I am gonna see what happens when I bring my Calc, Mg and Alk down a bit.

DKoKoMan
03-08-2017, 05:13 AM
Your current levels don't look too bad! I'm running close to the same.

Myka
03-08-2017, 01:18 PM
I am gonna see what happens when I bring my Calc, Mg and Alk down a bit.

Yeah, your numbers are pretty wonky. The SG is low (should be 1.026 for reef), but then "big 3" are super high. If NO3 and PO4 are very low or indetectable then the high alk could be irritating the Acro(s) - that combo is known to cause RTN and STN.

Which test kits are you using?

Animal-Chin
03-08-2017, 07:07 PM
is the powerhead hitting it directly with flow? I'd try moving the powerhead first.

Bblinks
03-08-2017, 07:50 PM
Number seems to be high....but don't think that's the culprit. Check your no3 and po4 numbers and we will see if we can figure it out.

ashr
03-08-2017, 10:13 PM
I will bring the S/G up through the next water changes and check my Po4. I will also move the powerhead a bit. It's above the coral shooting up, so not right on it.

I am using Red Sea test kits and Hannah Phos tester

jason604
03-09-2017, 07:53 AM
you should be more worried about having other sps near it. I had my green slimer slimed so badly on other colonies that it smothered it to death overnight.

Franco
03-09-2017, 03:31 PM
just and suggestion.

can it be a chamical war....you have Cabbage coral, Toadstool coral, Colt Coral
do you run carbon?

Myka
03-09-2017, 04:36 PM
I will bring the S/G up through the next water

Don't do that until Ca and alk drops or you will increase them even more. :)

ashr
03-10-2017, 03:29 AM
Don't do that until Ca and alk drops or you will increase them even more. :)

Ohh good point, thank!

Also, the link in my sig is my old tank.. not a ton of lps in my new tank.