Reef Tank is Suddenly Cloudy with Unhappy Coral

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  1. Kanaranzi

    Kanaranzi

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    Hi Folks,

    This is my first time posting in this community, looking for some guidance from pros please...

    Please see below for the details on my reef tank. The issue I face is that the tank suddenly and quickly became fairly cloudy and some on my corals and not happy at all. I'm testing like crazy to try and find the culprit.

    Any suggestions please?

    75g Reef Tank

    Parameters:
    Salinity – 1.024
    ORP – 4476
    PH – 8.48
    Temp – 76
    Alkalinity – 10
    Calcium – 390
    Ammonia/Nitrates/Nitrites = 0

    Hardware:
    Apex Controller
    LED Lighting
    Eshopps – RS-300 Sump
    Octo Classic 150-INT Protein Skimmer
    Octo AQ 2000S Skimmer Pump
    Supreme Aqua-Mag 700GPH Return Pump
    AquaTop MR-20 Multimedia Reactor
    2 Cobalt Neo-Therm 150w Heater
    Eshopps Over Flow Box 200G

    Coral:
    Green Star Polyp
    Duncan
    Star Polyp
    Zoanthid Green Super
    Toadstool Mushroom Leather

    Fish:
    1 Rainford Goby
    1 Watchman Goby
    1 Yellow Clown Goby
    1 Yellow Watchman Shrimp Goby
    1 Domino Damsel
    2 Clownfish
    1 Firefish Goby
    3 Green Chromis
    1 Green Mandarin Dragonet
    2 Lyretail Anthias
    1 Yellow Tang

    Inverts:
    4 Tiger Sand Concg
    1 Blue Linckia Starfish
    1 Brittle Starfish
    1 Chocolate Chip Starfish
    1 Cleaner Shrimp
    1 Coral Banded Shrimp
    1 Pencil Urchin
    1 Pincushion Urchin
    Various Snails
     
    Kanaranzi, Mar 18, 2019
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    SarahSmile :)

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    Hi there!
    Please do not take offense to any of my observations. I mean them with love.
    How long has your tank been set up?
    It is grossed overstocked. 15 fish in a 75 and all those inverts. It's too much.
    What are you running in your reactor? Any carbon or media?
     
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    SarahSmile :)

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    Your chocolate chip starfish is not safe with corals either.
     
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    Agreed your tank is overstocked but, all is not lost.

    Please reply and let us know where you are at with your tank so we may help.
     
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