sps problems

isistius

New member
wow. where do i start......

first a little about my system:

135
2x150w 10k ab mh w/ 2x130w dual actinic
2 modded mj900s, 2 add'l mj900s
turboflotor1000 w/ oceanrunner 2500
quietone 6000 return
temp consistently 80-82
ph 8.3
nh3 0
no2 0
no3 0
po4 0
mg 1400
alk 10.2
ca 500
sg 1.025

i just started getting into sps with my first few montis. when i first put them in my sg was 1.020 (totally slipped my mind to test). now it's back upto 1.025 over 2 weeks. my mg was alos down to just above 1000. that is now up to 1400. all of my monti's started to brown out. since then i have seen some light pink on the edges of my red monti. does that indicate new growth? also, my ca never seems to drop, infact it increases over time. i use natural sea water with a ca of 420 for water changes and only top off with ro.

as far as the other montis, i have not seen any new growth (not really too sure what to look for) but i haven't seen any more tissue loss. i guess i'm just going to have to play a waiting game.

also, i will start dosing kalk, which is already made, but since my calcium is that high, i shouldn't. am i right? or should i dose anyway?

any suggestions would be great.
thanks in advance
 

Serioussnaps

New member
Your alk is high too....at least the CA and ALK are somewhat closed to balanced. Do you run a CA reactor? I can;t figure out why your CA is so high if you do WC's with 420 CA and no supplementation?
 

isistius

New member
no ca reactor. and 10.2 dkh is too high?? i thought anywhere between 8 and 12 is acceptable for reefs
 

isistius

New member
i don't have any acros now. montis only. i am not supplementing anything for calcium. it never goes down. in fact, it goes up. i can't figure it out. i don't supplement anything for alklinity either.
 

JB NY

Active member
It's not any one factor. Your tank is not stable. Keep all the parameters the same for 4-6 months and watch how much better your corals do.
 

isistius

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9877630#post9877630 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by JB NY
It's not any one factor. Your tank is not stable. Keep all the parameters the same for 4-6 months and watch how much better your corals do.

can you offer any advice on maintaining stability?
 
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