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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby obet_carlos » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:44 pm

whats the color temp of your lights? maybe its a factor..
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby yoki » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:22 pm

redadeath wrote:
Only had browning issue during the first few months of intruduction of wild sps and when i transfered to my new home, i guess the big culprit is when they are stressed. But they will slowly recover if you correct the problem.


yes friend i still have browning issue even after i upgraded my ligh from 250 w to 400w

aslo i didnt make light acclimation when i upgraded

browning make me very sad

do u think make my refugee bigger will solve the problem
In my opinion you dont think it will help

i feedfish daily i will feed them only twice perweek


also do u thing algae turf scrubber may increase browning in coral ?

Its a double edge sword, if it depletes phosphate to zero yes, but on the other side it helps control phosphate and No enhancing sps color. If you can see my tank thread my almost bleached sps are recovering. Just give them time bro.
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby wolfpak » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:46 pm

redadeath wrote:
hidden gems comes from wild brown sps.


sorry what do u mean by hidden gems ?
or u mean hidden germs ?



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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby redadeath » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:16 pm

Its a double edge sword, if it depletes phosphate to zero yes, but on the other side it helps control phosphate and No enhancing sps color. If you can see my tank thread my almost bleached sps are recovering. Just give them time bro.


what is the best alkalinity for wild corals ??

i set mine at 9-10
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby obet_carlos » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:08 pm

redadeath wrote:
Its a double edge sword, if it depletes phosphate to zero yes, but on the other side it helps control phosphate and No enhancing sps color. If you can see my tank thread my almost bleached sps are recovering. Just give them time bro.


what is the best alkalinity for wild corals ??

i set mine at 9-10


if you have biopellets, set it to 7-8 dKH..
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby redadeath » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:38 pm

No i use refuge with chaeto algae and algae turf scrubber does 9 to 10 kh brown corals
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby yoki » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:24 pm

redadeath wrote:No i use refuge with chaeto algae and algae turf scrubber does 9 to 10 kh brown corals

It is within range, if they are used to that alk it would not be much of a problem. Can you post pictures for us? Are the polyps extending? Shorter than before? Or retracted all the time?
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby redadeath » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:44 pm

Polyp at night extend about2-3 ml great I will post picture soon
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby yoki » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:50 pm

redadeath wrote:Polyp at night extend about2-3 ml great I will post picture soon

Only at night? How about before you have changed light to 250? They still extend only at night?
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby redadeath » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:48 am

yes at night they fully extend

the same when 250 watt they extend at night

at light on they extend but not too much only the head of the polyp
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby redadeath » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:02 am

here is the video of my tank
please comment

thanx all my friends
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby redadeath » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:06 am

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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby yoki » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:18 pm

redadeath wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_E_wn5xoLU&feature=youtu.be

The sps color on the video looks fine, but i have noticed on the other video that the sps is pale brown, have exactly the same prob when i transferred my sps, but now they are a bit ok
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby christian » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 pm

redadeath wrote:
browning of wild caught corals in my experience are caused by: high phosphates and lack of flow...

all my sps comes from the wild. i experienced browning as well before and found out that high phosphates and lack of flow caused it. but also found out that when the problems are solved, brown sps corals will turn into beauties again. also experience getting brown sps from the wild and most of the time hidden gems comes from wild brown sps.

you can also monitor your ph, also found out that sps will be so much colorful when your ph is stable. no big fluctuation of ph is good.

also monitor your alk, most of the time alk is the culprit of stn or rtn.

back to your question, too much light in sps will just caused rtn and eventually bleached sps corals.

in focusing on your phosphates, it is understood that your nitrates are Zero... it is given that a tank should have a zero nitrates before it can flourish to have colorful sps.

thanx god you gave me hope

most people on reefcenteral do have zero experince in wild corals

do u suggest that i get more accurate test kit than sera test kit
as it gives 100 mg 50 mg 20 mg 10 mg 0mg

so what reading i should have for nitrates so to be sure colour should restore?

is salifret good test kit ?


yeah salifert is a nice brand. check also the expiration of the test kit...

better if you can get hold of hanna instruments...
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Re: strong or weak ligh

Postby redadeath » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:43 pm

today i measeure no3 with salifret and it is zero

i will wait untill my hanna po4 arrive

wish hanna po4 is better

low range
or normal range
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