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Help......
I was out of town for 8 days and when I got home my tank sitter said that my Green Polyp hadnt been opening up at all....
It looks very brown and unhealthy....
I immediately took my water to get checked and my PH was 7.6
Every thing else was good.
SO,
I came home and added some buffer.
I feed my tank ZO Plan daily.
My tank has some coral safe fish, Live Rock, these Polyps and 3 small mushrooms... Thats it. These are my first corals.
Do you guys think they will recover? If so how long will it take?
Should I do anything else to the tank to help them...
I have a 95 gallon wave front ALL GLASS
They are under 265 watts..... 50/50 10000K/ 03 Actinic
I have medium flow and the Polyps are towards the middle of the tank.
 

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How long have you had your tank set up? A pH of 7.6 is actually really low. We usually aim for a pH of around 8.1 to 8.2 during the day. I have to wonder why your pH is so low, perhaps phosphate or poor oxygenation of the water.
 

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I had done a large water change..perhaps that was the problem...anyways, I have had my tank set up for about 5 months..

I have:
1 Fox Face Rabbitfish
1 Clarks CLown
1 Scooter Dragonet
1 Sand Sifting Goby
1 Royal Gramma
1 PJ Cardinal

1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
5 Mexican Turbo Snails
30 Blue/ Red Leg Hermits
1 Fighting Conch

I am adding a UV steralizer this week and will be adding a Powder Blue Tang and a Flame Angel in two weeks.
 

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Oh anyways,
I added buffer yesterday as soon as I could...
My LFS guy said the corals were doing that because of the PH level and that they should recover in a few days...... I hope so..what do you think?
 

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Hmm....that sounds like a whole lotta fish for a 95 gal tank. I would really work on correcting the pH problem before adding anything else to the tank. Tell us more about your filtration system. Is your focus more on fish or corals?
 

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I have a ProClear Wet/ Dry system and a protein skimmer. I have about 145 pounds of live rock.
Thats it for filtration...
I do water changes regularly and am constantly adding water because of evaporation.
Water temp: 78 degrees.
I let my lights run 12 hours a day.
I am really interested in the fish side but, want to have some soft corals and inverts in there also.
I like corals alot but , this is my first aquarium ever..
All of the fish in my tank are pretty small..
The foxface is about 3.5 inches
The Goby is about 4 inches.
Everyone else is smaller.
 
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