View Full Version : Need Help Please.

07-25-2017, 07:20 AM
So I posted about 10 days ago in another forum and the conclusion was raise Salinity to 1.026 and raise temp to 78. I have done these two things but i'm wondering if anyone else would have any more suggestions?

Corals have never really taken off in my tank, I had a growth spurt about 5 months ago, but only lasted a week and now they aren't growing again.
As you can see, I have a small Acropora that has completely bleached.
My water parameters are as follows, and have always been consistent with these:
1.024 salinity (now 1.026) ( Purple IO)
10.5 DKH
0.00 Phosphate
385 CAL
1385 MAG
8.3 PH
75 Degrees (Now 77.5-78.3) pretty steady, (in a room with AC)

All tests done with Salifert / Hanna Phosphate checker.

07-25-2017, 05:55 PM
wait it out now that you improved the temperature issue.

07-26-2017, 02:06 AM
Your Calcium is also on the low side. Needs to be 420 ish.

What did you use to measure salinity? Refractometer or swing arm checker?

Corals will take a while to come around. Especially SPS. Keep things as stable as possible.

What's your Nitrate at?

Northern Reefer
07-26-2017, 11:52 AM
+1 on local. I keep mine at 440. Nitrate is a limiting factor that sps hate. Keeping things stable and using lots of patients is key. Stop watching and they will grow.

Northern Reefer
07-26-2017, 11:53 AM
Low Cal that is :)