Euphyillia Coral help

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  1. acso151

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    Help please! I have a 11 month old tank that is doing well except for my euphyllia corals. I started with current marine orbits lights (I know, stupid move) and have upgraded to SBOX lights. I have Zoe’s, mushrooms, Favia, birds nest, and other mixed tank corals that are growing. My birds nest is my best grower but the Hammer, Frogspawn and torch are the worst. The hammer has retracted tight and they are not dying but not responding. I test my water regularly and no signs of trouble. I have tried various places in tank thinking flow or light may be issue but no improvements. Now I’m thinking that the water I get may be issue. I get water from grocery store at the water stations that are RO water but not RODI as far as I now. Could this be the issue? Please chime in as I am at a loss.


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    Following...my tank is around the same age. I had trouble with keeping frogspawn but my 2 torches are very happily growing and splitting. I have my torches lower in the tank with moderate flow. They looked a bit unhappy the first couple weeks in the tank. But they perked up after. I feed mysis to them weekly which probably helps. But find it odd that the frogspawn did so poorly.
     
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    Update: my frogspawns and torch and Hammer are doing great now after feeding tank Korallen-Zucht amino acids. Not sure if that was the only thing but I do think I was keeping my tank to clean without supplementing nutrition.


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    A belated Welcome, keep us updated
     
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    Sorry I missed your initial post. Heads up on the water... some places put additives back into it for "flavor". Culligan water would be an example of that.
     
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    I was using RO water from grocery store back then but got a TDS meter and did not like results. I then started to get my water from New Wave Aquaria (Shout out) for RODI. Now have BRS 4 stage. I think it had to do more with nutrition than water but who knows once it started improving it was rapid!


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