Coral Help please

Discussion in 'General Coral Care' started by Mariner, 13 Aug 2012.

  1. Mariner

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    Hi Guys
    i bought this coral 3 days ago, when i got it the tentacles where long and
    it had more thickness to it. Now it looks smaller and thinner, im very new to Marine tank hobby and any advice would be much appreciated. I really hope its healthy?
    Also note that i am using Herbtana at the moment, and also using Zeo- Vit system.

    Here are some tank parameters if it will help.

    Salinity-1024
    Temp-26 c
    KH-8
    CA-400
    NO2-0
    NH4-0.25
    PH-8
    NO3-0

    Lighting
    Solarmax T5
    4 X 24 W Globes
    1 blue, 1 purple, 2 white
     
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    What type of flow is it getting? i have the exact same 1 in my tank
     
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    hi morne, i have polario 10ml it gets medium flow
     
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    hi, how old is your marine tank, your water flow and lights, find out what your anemome needs. they all different. feed it once a week lance fish. thy do not like hake. loock up what kind off a anemone it is and what's his needs.
     
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    tank is been running for +- 2.5 months,
    i have a polario 10ml pump, tank 600 x 600
    lights solarmax t5 4 x24w
     
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    mornewil Morne

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    Its a torch coral, they need medium light and medium flow. i feed mine once in a while frozen food and mostly fuel. thriving in my tank
     
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    It does not look like a Anemone to me! More like a Euphyllia of some sort or maybe a Heliofungia?
     
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    Correct, i have the exact same 1
     
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    mornewil Morne

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    Maybe it must still adjust to new water pars. When i bought mine it also looked a bit retracted after adding to my tank. After a few days opened up fully again & thriving ever since.
    I had it under PC lights 1st. So dont think your lights could be the problem. I say give it some time, doesnt look too bad as of yet.
     
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    hi, see there is your problem solved. answers from exspert they know what thy talking about.
     
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    very true, thanks again morne will do so <3
     
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    mornewil Morne

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    No probs dude, but im no expert lol. Just trying to help;)
    Keep us posted
     
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    As Morne said give it time to settle into you tank, it will eventually open up as nice as it was when u purchased it. Keep it out of direct flow, can cause tissue damage. Everything seems fine by the look of your parameters. Goodluck;)
     
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    +1 for torch coral. Lower flow is the most important thing IME.

    Also ditch the Herbtana. Zeovit relies heavily on strong protein skimming, and you can't run a skimmer with Herbtana (which a lot of people say does nothing anyway).
     
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