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Fred   

Alk 9.6

Calcium 420

Mag 1360

0 nitrates and nitrates

O phosphates

My torches, hammers and Duncan are dying back. Any ideas? Lighting via sbreefs uv 100%

Whites 28%

Blues 57%

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TrentN   

Check your potassium. Duncans are a good indicator of potassium levels. Too high it shrinks up too low it shrinks up.

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mdw2589   

Increase your nitrates and phosphates a tad. Euphyllias like dirty water. Also, uv can be intense with the SB light. I only run mine at 70% at 24" deep. They'll fry coral.

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kbass   

I do not think it is a lighting issue. I would raise your nitrates a bit and check your potassium.

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TrentN   

You can go to the local big box hardware store and get liquid stump remover. It's potassium nitrate. Raise both with one dose. I'd keep it small to start with maybe 20ml a day to start.

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Fred   

I'm currently running a canister filter so I'm also running carbon and go. But thanks to sbreefs I won the eshoppes r100 fuge and I'll get that going asap. Might need some help with that too lol

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kbass   

If you decide to use the "Stump Remover" (Potassium Nitrate), it really needs to be spread out over several doses. However, it does NOT really add much to your potassium level (almost none in fact). But it will increase your nitrates.

I've used it with good results, but use caution.

Happy Reefing.

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Fred   

I've ordered red sea test kit potassium, iodide, and something else. And ordered ordered a product called potassion. Have overflow box, return pump and protein skimmer on the way. Think the gfo is taking too much out of my water

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kbass   

Did you just add the GFO? That could defintely be the issue...especially if you added too much too fast. 

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TrentN   

Have fun with the test kit. Potassium test takes 20min alone. BTW it's Potassium, Iodine, and Iron.

Kbass is right if you added what BRS says to for your sized tank in an established tank, it will csuse problems. GFO is one of those things that too little is best cuz too much is disastrous. Just fo instance if the calculator said you need 1 cup. Start off with 1/8 a cup. Work your way up to the 1 cup over many changes.

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Fred   

It started when I did 2 big water changes 2 weeks apart and changed out canister filter. Didn't use the old media that I had in it. Changed out carbon and gfo. I should know better than to do anything too quick

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