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    Cool Will heat cause corals to close?

    I only have a stick on exterior thermometer and my guess is that it is not too accurate. That being said the temp is reading 82 but normally around 78 and everything is closed/closing. Nothing else has changed to my knowledge. Will heat affect the corals like this? TIA, Nancy

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    BoD Member rgfast's Avatar
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    I don't see 82 as a problem
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    Removed the canopy today! No change in ther corals I was concerned about but the water feels great! 20% water change today, also!

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    what did you do to cycle tank? you know the way I'm able to add live stock so soon is the Bac. dosing I do
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    Live rock and sand from the 55, kept a close eye on my parameters......I thought. What do you know that I don't.....(you know what a goof I am)? Tank was set up end of may, corals are a few small pieces - adoptees from TMAC.
    Last edited by nanshaw2001; 07-01-2012 at 08:22 PM.

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    Wouldn't be from the heat. Before I got a chiller my tank would get up to 88 and the corals were absolutely fine. What are your water parameters?

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    there are several things that can cause corals to close up. something is pickin at them, rapid heat increase, parameters are off , tank cycle, heavy metals (copper, brass)
    i would do a test on everything an go from there
    300 SPS Reef tank

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    If I remember right Nancy found a brass fitting on a pump about a month ago
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    Cool

    That was a fairly old post about things not opening. All is good now!

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    sure was didnt even look at date ha
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