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Reply #45

Give it time. Corals are always delayed in their response. So it is likely something that happened a week before. Maybe your light change was too quick, but don’t make immediate changes, better to change things slowly and see how corals adapt?


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Reply #46

I’ve got 5 trochus snails in the tank now to help combat the diatom bloom , they are having a right old time in there at the moment attacking and eating that .
It’s like piranha at a free all you can eat buffet .
Reminds me of a half price closing down sale at Debenhams .
So disappointed right now ,
Let this be a lesson to all newbies , ,,
18 years keeping marine aquaria , take you’re eye of the ball and make a rookie mistake and it could cost you .
Don’t want to frighten you from the hobby , just be careful .
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Reply #47

All the fish seem fine and dandy though , I know they’re not the same as corals but if there was a bad problem they would be effected in some way ,
Hermits and snails are all fine too .
I’ve never bothered with full spectrum always used the old faithful blue and white led’s . Never had a problem ,
Wish I’d taken Ajm’s advice now and not bothered and stuck with what I had ,
Sod’s law .
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Probably just increased the light a little bit too quickly mate.  Let them recover for a few weeks then increase it 5% a week until you get to where you want to be.

Grab a pic showing the problem if you can?

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Reply #48

Give it time. Corals are always delayed in their response. So it is likely something that happened a week before. Maybe your light change was too quick, but don’t make immediate changes, better to change things slowly and see how corals adapt?

Very true and thanks ,
This is why I don’t want to throw loads of chemicals in the tank to try and do a emergency fix just now , I’ve got stuff I can put in but like you said , it could just be adjustment .
Well one thing at a time I suppose.
Keep testing and checking parameters, try and get control of the diatom situation and yeah add some carbon .
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Reply #49

Thanks Ajm , will do , I’ve turned lights down so will do what you said ,
Think it’s better to just stick with the blue and white or add the colours as well but keep it all low settings .
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Reply #50

This is the food I put in . Followed instructions ,
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Not using this again .

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Reply #51

Think the mug I got the misses explains my feelings Wright now , should have got this for myself . Lol
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Reply #52

When tank lights up properly I’ll take a embarrassed picture of where I am at the moment .

Also is it a good idea or bad idea to use algae magnet to remove diatom bloom off the glass ( don’t want to spread it everywhere make it worse ) or let the trochus snails have a feast and wait .??
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Reply #53

It does sound like it is probably new light intensity causing the issue. Slowly acclimatising to the new lights (as per @ajm83) is the way to go. I dont think the additional colours will cause an issue

I would scrape the glass if i were you. In my experience the snails manage some but never all

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Reply #54

When tank lights up properly I’ll take a embarrassed picture of where I am at the moment .

Also is it a good idea or bad idea to use algae magnet to remove diatom bloom off the glass ( don’t want to spread it everywhere make it worse ) or let the trochus snails have a feast and wait .??
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Hi Dave

Personally I’d use Algae Magnet I tend to once every couple of days!

Never had much luck with snails, more to do with high nitrate and aggressive hermits 

Maybe barking up wrong tree but whatever the snail eats will eventually make it back into the water via waste which may in long run effect water quality I think the point I’m making is either way there will be a negative regardless of how minor...

Why not do both


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Reply #55

Right here we go then .
Think I’ve lost the frogspawn, will be putting it into the breeding trap in a bit and see if I can save it , also to stop any of it flaking round the tank and stinging other corals .
Just don’t understand it , how it can all go this bad in short time .
Well pissed off
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Reply #56

This looked like this once before last year until I put it in the breeding trap for a while and it came back a lot better and healthier so hoping to try and do the same to get it to re-grow .
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Reply #57

Looks worse because I think hermit have had a tug at it as it’s drooped down , it used to look like this ,
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Reply #58

Weird it doesn't really look bleached,  did you dose anything to the tank in the last few days?
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Reply #59

Did put some ph buffer in about a week before hand , some stability, and pristine ,
I did use some vibrant the week before that so maybe it’s the vibrant , never used that before ,
Hospital tent day 1 .
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