Galaxy coral help!!?

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  1. Raven

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    Howzit guys,
    I bought a galaxy coral a about two months ago.
    All were fine, but now it seems like the coral is dying...
    It's under a medium to high flow area, under 54 w T5 lights.

    I don't target feed any of my corals - I just feed a home made food + flakes in the tank.
    The home made food consists of Shrimps, mussels, Nori, hake and calamary...
    This is fed twice a week.
    The rest of the time I feed fish flakes once a day.

    As for my water parameters - Not sure...
    My tests kits are all done, and due to budget constraints I won't be able to buy any new tests kits this month.

    The coral is on it's own little space - no other aggressive corals close to it.

    The rest of the corals and fish are doing fine.

    Do this coral needs to be target fed?
    What other requirements for this coral?
    What can cause this coral to die?

    Thanks guys!
     
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  3. gaz19

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    a picture would really help, is the flesh receding from the skeloton?
     
  4. SCOOBY

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    Hi.The Galxea coral needs good water made up from R O and good salt.Then the calcium must be 380 mg/L and up ,good water temp about 25 and a M/H and do you have Liverock in your tank.That wil give your Galxea good food.Good water flow and your alkalinity 6-9 KH.My galxea is now 3 years old and managing good!!!!!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA Scooby. Why don't you start a new thread in the new members forum and tell us a bit more about yourself and your setup? :wave2:
     
  6. JD167

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    Raven, send us a pic pls. Flow shouldn't be too heavy. Maybe move it where the flow is a little less and monitor closely. Maybe even take some water to a LFS for testing. Waiting for the end of the month may be too late.
     
  7. Raven

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    Update

    Hi,
    I've moved my galaxy coral out to my frag tanks a couple of months ago.
    And it did very well.

    I had to move it back into my display tank.
    For the first month or two it was doing great - but now it started to die on me again...

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    I'm doing some heavy skimming - can it be that it is starving in my tank?
    I feed coral snow at least once a week.

    The water parameters are all ok - except for the Kh - which is very low (5-6)
    I'm trying to push it up with baking soda every night.

    Must one feed more?

    I'll maybe move him out to the frag tanks again...
     
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    What Is Your Water Temp,cal,alk And Does It Have Nice Flow?
     
  9. Tony

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    What's your calcium, alkalinity and lighting like?
     
  10. Raven

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    Hi,

    water flow = medium
    CA - 450
    alk - low (5-6).
    temp - 26-27 c
    Lights - T5 (80w x 3) A bit old - need to replace lights again.
     
  11. viper357

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    I have put two of my galaxy corals right in the corner of my tank on the substrate in order to try and reduce them sending out their long feeler tentacles, the water flow is quite low in that area and they are thriving.
     
  12. Tony

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    You alkalinity is also a bit low. Try and get it up to about 8
     
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    Hi Raven try and to get rid of the little pest anemones next to it, they could also be stinging the coral.

    And Scobby please put on some pic's your galaxy so that member can see how big these mothers can get.
     
  14. Raven

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    ;) - I've done that yesterday - nuked the little buggers with kalk water...Injected em!
    Hopefully it will work this time, as it's the second time that I'm trying to get rid of them.
     
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