Urgent help needed Hard Coral

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  1. Mannetjie

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    Good day

    I am not that new to the marine, but I am all new to manage this. I had a lot of problems and are sorted now but as I go I want more more and more. I bouth 3 hard corals or it could be anemone. I have loaded a pic so that you can see. This was a very nice one to buy. It is has a hard shal with long tentecils. But it was in my tank for a few hours and it look like it died.

    What can I do?
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    How did you acclimitise the corals before placing them in your tank?
     
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    That is a long tentacle plate coral. It is just retracted. Give it some time to get used to your tank and it should extend again. It likea low to medium waterflow and low to medium light as well.
     
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    I have placed it in the tank with the bags for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then I added some of the thank watter... bit by bit.
    After about 5 min of this I rinsed it with the tank water and placed it in the tank. My firts one is about 2 weeks old and it was okay for about 4 day's. But it shrunk and looks like it is dieing.
    I got two more... yesterday. The one is all big but no tentecils and the other on is also looking dead.
     
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    They need to be acclimatised for at least 30 minutes. Please start a new thread with all the info on your setup and your parameters (salinity, PH, KH, calcium, nitrates etc)
     
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    Here is my first coral
     
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    Can I add it on to here? (info neede)
     
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    It just looks like the tentacles have retracted, however, do you have a more recent pic as an update?
     
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    This pic is taken this moring about 10:00
     
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    Is there any tissue breakinf away from the coral, either from the edges or the top of the coral. You will see the tissue lifting and breaking off or else white skeleton will be exposed from the tissue retraction
     
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    nope, it is as it was from day one. Just that it looks not okay. I also had to add sume suplemts for them... what I got from the pet shop. Can it that I have added to many?
     
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    What supplements did you add?
     
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    I have the folowing supplements -

    - Magnesion
    - Strontion
    - Calcion
    - Reef Plus
    - Funky Old Reef Mud (Powder)
    - Coral Vital LSB (Not to sure how to use this, but I have added 20ml and itlooks
    like slime

    All the levels in my tank is currect but my Nitrate level reads between 2.5 and 5.0 I do have a Nitrate Reactor in place, and my Alg level is Low....!
     
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    What do you mean by current, have you tested parameters?

    Don't add any supplements to a tank that you cannot test for. Please don't add any more corals until you get a better grip on whats going on in your tank. Go to the beginners section here Beginner Discussions - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Read and ask all the questions you want.

    Do you have any test kits or is your petshop testing your water? Please PM me the name of the petshop.
     
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    Yes I do have a test kid and also a scope to test the salt. This is all fine exept the ALG.
    I only test normal, Nitrite, Netrate, Amonia, ALG, pH also the salt and this is ..24. I use dif Pet shops.
     
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    What lighting do you have and is there any direct current over the animal? The fact that the coral tissue is not receding or breaking away is a good sign. From the second picture it looks like there are bits of gravel on the coral. Is this the case or is it the tentacles?
     
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    No there is no sand on them it's the tentacles... I Have 2 x Blue T5 and 3 x White lights white one purple T5. The curent is strong in the tank. At knight I put the moon lights "LED" on
     
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    Try redirecting the current directed towards the coral or that area. If this doesnt work then the coral may be adapting to it's new surroundings
     
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    Thank you all and to you Tony

    Lets give it a few day's and see what happens. I will keep you all up dated and I will also psot some new pic. It took me the hole day to learn just to load a Thread :lol:.

    I am all exited to the Marine World and it keeps on being a challenge. There are so many people out there especially in Pretoria SA that want these Marine tanks. You make so man new friends ext.

    Well let see and like I say, will keep you posted.
    If there is any one with some other advice let me know


    Cheers for now then.
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    The one just open.... I need to share
    But no tentecils... lets see tomorrow

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