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    fishmaster78

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    In need of help

    Post by fishmaster78 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:42 pm

    I'm in need of help. I just did a 5 gal water change on my 40 gal hex and now i'm losing corals. I noticed today that my water parameters are all in line except my specific gravity. Yesterday it was 1.028 and tonight its 1.024 i think the water i got from the store was weak with its sg therefore changing my drastically. Any suggestions on how to bring it back up or how i can revitalize my corals. I'm losing my torch, frogspawn and my monti is starting to die as well.
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    clownfish14
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    Re: In need of help

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:02 pm

    Do you have salt? If so bring the levels back up


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    fishmaster78

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    Post by fishmaster78 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:03 pm

    no i don't but i guess i could run to tat's

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    Re: In need of help

    Post by shapermike on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:05 pm

    you may have been all ready having a problem befor you did the water change if the water you got from the stor was good.
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    fishmaster78

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    Post by fishmaster78 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:09 pm

    no trust me this was an overnight event. i didn't test the water i got from the store. and my tank has been flourishing ever since
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    Re: In need of help

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:18 pm

    Personally id go get more of the store water and test it see if something is wrong with it. Once you find the problem then you can start figuring out ways to fix it.


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    fishmaster78

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    Re: In need of help

    Post by fishmaster78 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:25 pm

    good idea...thanks off to tat's
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    Re: In need of help

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:04 pm

    did you happen to test the ph of your water? I wouldn't think that a salinity difference of 0.04 would cause such drastic change in corals. I would suspect ph or alkalinity first.


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    fishmaster78

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    Re: In need of help

    Post by fishmaster78 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:25 pm

    went back to tat's tested the water and the sp is 1.020 and my ph is reading between 7.8-8.0 so i bought some buffer to raise it up as well
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    Re: In need of help

    Post by fishmaster78 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:17 am

    well i'm slowly bringing back up the sg. and the ph buffer is in...now only time will tell...this is what happens when you get careless...never again!

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