Inverts and Corals Keep dying...... Any Ideas???

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#21
So over the last 1.5 to 2 years I have settled to just have FOWLR tank and decided to take a stab at some simple inverts again...... unfortunately still no luck! My tank is probably 4 years old and still don’t see any coralline algae, and have no luck with any inverts or softies?
 
#23
All the fish seem to be great and have had most of them a long time. I have an Ecotech Radon XR30 on the display and a cheaper light in the sump that alternates to try to minimize ph swings. The one in the sump is a ***** special.... haha, it’s a Fluval coral life I believe???
 

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#25
Magnesium is important for good coralline growth you also need alkalinity at the correct level. It also grows better with low phosphates.
 
#26
I figured I would let everyone know that I finally figured out the issues I had! I am finally able to keep corals and inverts!!!! Just softies at the moment.

***The Issue***
Overdosing GFO and stripping the water column of trace elements. After I finally figured this out I did about 8 10% water changes over a period of 4 days. I have several inverts and about 8 frags of softies. They all seem to be doing pretty good! Who would have thought GFO could have had such a negative impact..... hahahaha
 
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