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Old 03/20/2007, 02:41 AM
xunkn0vvnx xunkn0vvnx is offline
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Coral have literally stopped growing

I don't understand, my coral have not grown in the past 4 months. They have stayed the same size and look very healthy. My water parameters are perfect, accoring to Randy Holmes ranges. As long as the water is within the parameters it is ok right? Does it matter that it fluctuates a lot? Should I get a doser?

I am debating whether or not my MH is not producing enough light. When do you know when to change MH bulbs?
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Old 03/20/2007, 04:37 AM
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how much and how often do you feed them? what corals do you have by the way?
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Old 03/20/2007, 08:12 AM
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If it fluctuates that is bad. You want all your parameters to be perfectly steady even if they are within acceptable ranges.
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Old 03/20/2007, 09:33 AM
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what paramters do you test?

i'd think that iodine and calcium are pretty important.
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Old 03/20/2007, 09:52 AM
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Re: Coral have literally stopped growing

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I am debating whether or not my MH is not producing enough light. When do you know when to change MH bulbs? [/B]
Check to see if your local club has a par meter you can borrow. If your par is out of whack, then it's time for you to change your bulbs.

You can also use papona (not sure on spelling) to help increase growth. Keep in mind that this may cause a spike an ammonia and nitrate.
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Old 03/21/2007, 03:50 AM
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tnn> pappone. use the recipe too, corals love it.

xunkn0vvnx> posting your water parameters would be very helpful too.
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Old 03/21/2007, 03:50 PM
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yeh, saying your parameters does no good for those of us trying to help. exact numbers can help a lot.

also, what size tank, what lights, how old is the bulb?
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Old 03/21/2007, 04:14 PM
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I wouldnt go longer than a year on any halide bulb. How old are they and what type?
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