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I need help corals are dying
Old 04-12-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
 
Exclamation I need help corals are dying

I have several corals in my tank. I have frog spawns, brain, mushrooms, bubble, ext. I had a 1W LED light on them, but I changed recently to a 4 bulb t5 and still my corals are still closing up and dying. I need to know what I need to do to save them.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
 
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I have several corals in my tank. I have frog spawns, brain, mushrooms, bubble, ext. I had a 1W LED light on them, but I changed recently to a 4 bulb t5 and still my corals are still closing up and dying. I need to know what I need to do to save them.

What are your parameters? Most importantly Alkalinity and Calcium.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
 
I checked my perimeters and they are all fine
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
 
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I checked my perimeters and they are all fine
Can you post the results? What did your alkalinity read (in dKH)? What about calcium (in ppm)?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #5
 
Also, what is a 1W LED? I'm pretty new so this doesn't make sense.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:51 PM   #6
 
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1 watt Light Emitting Diode, the power of the bulb in the fixture.

Agree that we need numbers to be able to see the "larger" picture.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:19 PM   #7
 
OK, after getting a few questions answered and talking to a few people, I think I/we know what your problem is. Your corals arent dying, there trying to acclimate to the new lighting. You need to cut your light schedule back for a week or so to 4 hrs a day, then gradually increase it back up to 10 or so hours a day. The lights you were running were not sufficeint to keep the corals you have in your tank.

One question I have now is how long were they under the previous lighting and how were they doing before you switched lighting?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #8
 
Aren't corals extremely sensitive to nitrates?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
 
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Aren't corals extremely sensitive to nitrates?
The stonier corals are. And SPS (Small Polyp Stony) are even more sensitive than LPS (Large Polyp Stony). Are the FrogSpawn, Brain and Bubble having more trouble than the mushrooms?
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:32 AM   #10
 
Kinda pointless to keep adding to this thread when the OP hasn't been back to answer any questions. I still stand by my lighting theory. He said his parametars were fine. I guess my way has always been the KISS method. The thing that makes the most sense is his lighting. Based on what he had in there compared to what he switched to, that'd be like taking a newborn baby to the beach and setting them in the sun for 8 hours.
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