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    alot of my coraline is turning white, I've read that this is bad and it seems to be getting worse over the last couple days. Water change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kokain00 View Post
    alot of my coraline is turning white, I've read that this is bad and it seems to be getting worse over the last couple days. Water change?

    unfortunately this is normal too. LR is shipped around the world in a box ( sometimes with a bag ) with only some wet newspaper for protection. it is quite common for the coraline to die from exposure to air during shipping and handling. it will grow back in time once the tank has cycled and all it's requirements are met. ( light, Ca and Mg ) the last time i moved my tank, it took about 8 months before the coraline started growing again, now 2+ years later i spend more time scraping it off the front glass than anything else.

    i wouldn't worry about doing a water change yet, but have you tested it yet?
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    yes i did I tested it the day after I put the live rock in and ammonia and nitrites were very high and 3 days after that I tested again and all are present but have died down
    ammonia-0.1
    nitrite-0.2
    nitrate-5
    And Calcium is very high at 580ppm, can to much calcium be bad?

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    whats your SG? and how are you testing?

    what salt are you using?

    some salts purposely have a high Ca because it is used up so quickly by corals, snails, clams, etc.... ( Calcium Carbonate ) this level shouldn't be a problem especially with no livestock in the tank, at the worst you might get a little precipitant.


    but we really are getting off topic from the original thread and forum. why don't you start a new thread in the Members Tanks forum and tell us about your system ( what equipment you have etc.. ) and what you want to keep. ( fish only, corals, etc.... )

    it's great to be able to go back and see the progress you have made :b16:
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