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Offline ghurlag

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Gradual decline of a lot of things in the tank.  Needs more water changes.

Offline Steve

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I think I counted 13 polyps.
Alk about 8.5
Ca about 400
Mag about 1250
Nitrates below 5
Phos .02
Light and flow the same.
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I think I need some of those . Some nice pictures.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2020, 21:43:23 »
Fourth month update
6/12/2020    Parameters

Alkalinity           125ppm 7.0 dkH
Calcium      480 ppm
Nitrate      4.0 ppm
Phosphorus   9ppb .028ppm phosphate
Temperature   78.6
Salinity         1.024
Magnesium   1330
Ph               8.2

Kessil LED lighting
MP40 and Maxspect Gyre XF350

Dosing Calcium Chloride and Sodium Bicarbonate
Running GFO and Chaetomorpha.
Dosing Nitrate as needed.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2020, 14:55:38 »
so   I recently had green algae cover up 6 of 8 polyps. They stopped opening. to remedy this i found a suggestion to peroxide dip the frag. I scooped up some tank water, enough to cover the zoa, andd put the zoa into the container. I added H2O2 slowly until it started bubbling. i squirted the liquid around. then returned the frag to the tank. all of the algae disappeared. I am waiting for the zoa to either recover or not. one polyp has started to open.
wish me luck.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2020, 21:05:47 »
Dave, has the zoa reopened?

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2020, 21:22:25 »
not yet ons seems to try then close back up. i squirted reefroids on the polyps and the very center of each one kept a a spot of orange on it. still hopeful

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2020, 23:36:22 »
They will revive in time. Mine always did the same after a peroxide dip.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2020, 03:10:33 »
thank you. I appreciate your experience.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2020, 11:45:49 »
Yay!
the polyps are opening. not all yet but more than were opening before the dip. maybe 5 of 8.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2020, 17:46:50 »
Fifth month update
7/12/2020    Parameters

Alkalinity           125ppm 7.0 dkH
Calcium      490 ppm
Nitrate      2.0 ppm
Phosphorus   14ppb
Temperature   77.9
Salinity          1.024
Magnesium   1200 ppm
Ph               8.2

Kessil LED lighting
MP40 and Maxspect Gyre XF350

Dosing Calcium Chloride and Sodium Bicarbonate
Running GFO and Chaetomorpha.
Dosing Nitrate as needed.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2020, 19:54:45 »
August update final month
8/11/2020    Parameters

Alkalinity           145ppm 8.12 dkH
Calcium      490 ppm
Nitrate      3.0 ppm
Phosphorus   7ppb .025ppm phosphate
Temperature   80.9
Salinity        1.025
Magnesium   1250 ppm
Ph               8.2

Kessil LED lighting
MP40 and Maxspect Gyre XF350

Dosing Calcium Chloride and Sodium Bicarbonate
Running GFO and Chaetomorpha.
Dosing Nitrate as needed.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2020, 20:01:02 »
I think Kelly should win by default since he is the only one who has been faithful to post! Mine are doing great will try and post a pic soon.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2020, 22:35:36 »
i have to report that although my frag looked to be flourishing at the first. they have not been very happy for awhile. i have 8 heads and usually only one or two open.  :( 

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2020, 02:22:17 »
These are growing well. Beautiful zoa.
Alk 8-8.5
Ca. 400
Mag 1270
PAR about 150
Low moderate flow
Temp. 78

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #65 on: August 18, 2020, 08:43:49 »
i concede to all the other contestants. must admit it was fun!

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i concede to all the other contestants. must admit it was fun!
What do you have going on that failed to grow a zoa? How are the rest of your corals doing?

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2020, 11:35:46 »
when i look at testing results
   4/11/20 vs 8/5/20
      pH 8.1    7.8
 sp.gr.1.024   1.026
 Ca    321      413
Mg  975       1230
nitrate 0       2
phos   ?        0.1
KH     6       11.2
Temp. 80    80   
to me the biggest change would be the KH i think i have some rock (manmade) dissolving; WC perked it up for a bit.  i have other stuff that seems to be ok  i moved it up and down in the tank.

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #68 on: August 19, 2020, 17:22:50 »
I know everyone has an opinion Dave but I would lower the alk some. Your mag is low as is your Calc. I know you donít have a lot of corals so probably not using much of either but I would boost them some. Lower the alk slowly if you do lower it. How are the sticks doing?

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Re: Humphrey's "Pink Rings of Death" Coral Grow-out Contest Sign-up!
« Reply #69 on: August 19, 2020, 22:46:56 »
they look good and i will be doing WC's to lower the ALK. the mix is at 8.6 so that should bring it down. plus i removed the suspect rock. thank you sir.

 

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