Pin cushion not extending

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  1. flamming angel

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    Okay so i no that these do shed and only until they do that will they be fine.
    However mine hasnt been extending full for some time. Like just a lil opens. I took some putty and stuck the base to a rock. Will this affect it. Any advice on what i can do. It is in a good flow area, all parameters are fine and i have a 150MH and 4 t5's for the lighting.

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    when we mess around in the tank, if we just brush bast and touch our pin cushion 1ce, he sulks for like 3 to 5 days before it starts to open up again.... I didn't know they shed anything though?
     
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    They have a layer of "slime" that they remove.
     
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    what putty did you use?
     
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    used the prately ones. The ones that was mentioned in one of the threads on masa
     
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    so you used pratleys to stick the leather directly to the rock?
     
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    The pin cushion had a small base so i put prately on the small base and on the LR and then stuck it. Some did go on the pin cushion itself so thats my concern. Im sure that doing that is a problem
     
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    Pratelys is best used on SPS. Super glue gel is best for softies.
    Not too sure what effect the putty will have on the leather, but leathers are hardy so should recover if any damage was done. Can you see any tissue dmamge where the putty touched the leather? How are your other corals?
    This thread has a picture of a good way to attach softies:
    Coral Glue - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    thanks man. Didnt see an damage in the morning but wil check when i get home. Hope it recovers.
     
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    how long has it been sulking?
     
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    since saturday after puting the putty.
     
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    thats not long at all. I wouldnt be concerned just yet.
    Had it been in the tank all the time and you glued it to the rock on satuday or did it come from another tank?
     
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    okay so i got it for abt 6 months. First had it in nano, which id didnt open full like just a bit. Then about 4 months after that i put it in my new tank. Since in the new tank it hasnt opened at all. Thanks for assisting.
     
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    so i had a good look last nite and a few extended and its shedding again. Will monitor it.
     
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