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    Exposing corals to Air?

    Is it OK to expose your corals to the air? I want to do a water change but after draining a couple of gallons some of my corals are being exposed to the air. And I don't want to move them all down. The corals that would be exposed are, Horn Coral, Montipora dig, acro, and umbrella coral. I know that in the wild acro's are above the water at points in the day, and that there slime coat protects them but what about the other? I would only need about 5-10 minutes total time left in the air. Thanks

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    All my sps are exposed during water change. They just slime over. I would be careful with LPS and softies. You don't want their bladders to tear. Best keep them below water line.



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    Andy

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    HOLY FRIGGEN NICE PIC!!!

    anyway lol

    I agree with keeping the lps out of the open air if possible, i've allmost lost a head on a hammer coral because of that, they droop down and the water they are filled with is heavy enough to tear tentacles, as far as sps and softies like leathers i wouldn't be too concerned
    Mark
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    When I do a water change some of my monti digit, monti cap purple whip, purple bush, scroll and acros are exposed for 5 to 10 minutes. Like Andy said, they just slime over. FWIW I do make sure that the MH are off during a water change.

    Vickie

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    Good point Vickie. I usually do my water changes when the halides are off too. Sometimes I do water changes with the actinics on though.

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    Andy, NICE!! what calcium reactor are you using?
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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    Is that your tank.... i thought it was just a pic you pulled off the net

    If that is your tank than i must congratualte you that is INSANE
    Mark
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    Mark. Yes, it is my tank. Thanks for the compliment. Reefmutt. I use a Precision Marine CR422. I also dose kalkwasser 24/7 through a kalkreactor. I should upgrade to a CR622 though. My calcium demand is pretty high.

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    I would bet that is the case. I'm running a mtc pro cal and it is barely keeping up with demand in my tank- I also run a kw reactor. My tank is not as dense as yours but getting there...
    Awesome tank, Andy!!
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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    MAN start a thread on your tank , that is truly amazing,

    How big is it,

    I just got a kalk reactor all set up and running, i'd like to get a calcium reactor as well, some people would say it isn't necessary for a 50 gal, but i want to have the tank stocked with SPS.
    Mark
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    Euroreef CS6-3 Skimmer
    2x175W MH 1x250W MH 2x65W Actinics

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