need some help, xenia and clove polyps

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  1. Wesd

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    Hello everyone,

    I introduced two new frags to my setup last week Saturday, Xenia and clove polyps, both frags were graciously donated to me from Dorry and were 100% healthy. On both Saturday and Sunday night there were power failures (both were about 4 and a half hours).

    After the power failures all the corals in my tank were sulking (4*zoa frags and 1*sun coral frag, as well as the two new ones) since then the existing frags have returned to full health, but the xenia and clove polyps have been deteriating. The clove looks like it has partially bleached and the skin has started to come off the xenia, i moved both frags from about half way up in the tank to the bottom in a shaded spot last night.

    Does anybody have any idea what might be going wrong or what i can do to get the frags back to health??? I do not test my params, but i do 30lt waterchanges once a week and will do a 90lt water change this Sunday, tanks temp sits around the 25 degree mark with very little fluctuation...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance :)
     
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    @Wesd by the looks of it you tank had a massive swing in parmeters eg. Water temp. oxygen and Ammonia, you need to get your water tested asap. so that we can work from there.
     
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    It's also advisable to invest in test kits for your tank.
     
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    There is no point in spending money on corals and fish.. When the water that you want to keep them in is out of balance.
     
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    All you are doing is hoping that they will survive not ensuring they will..
     
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    make sure your water sg and temp is same in tank and new water otherwise your xenia and star polyps freak out and degenerate.
     
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    thanks guys i know i should be testing but just been so busy lately that i never got round to buying a test kit, i also never planned for corals originally, but when i was offered some frags, i did the research and then accepted them, i dont plan to buy any fish for my tank either as i go and catch my own, of course i dont want anything to die or even be unhappy for that matter :( ... The two fish that i have in the tank at the moment havnt showed any signs of discomfort, that are normally shown with a change in parameters (hence why i havnt been overly stressed about testing), on top of that the zoas and sun coral are doing extremely well and there is not a lot of algae growth.

    I know its hard for you guys to help without parameter readings and i will do my best to go get a test kit this weekend, but any suggestions in the interim will be greatly appreciated, again i do apologise for the lack of info :)
     
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    bump???
     
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    test?
     
  12. Wesd

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    no havnt picked up a test kit yet
     
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    i think everybody has helped as far as they can until you put water perams on table
     
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    after i started this thread i moved the clove polyps to the bottom of the tank in a shaded spot and despite another power failure today that lasted about 7 hours, the polyps are starting to get a bit of colour back so i hope they are coming right :) they xenia is still deteriating though :/
     
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