Pincushion not opening

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  1. Christo

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    Hi Guys

    I Got this Pincushion Last Week Saturday and its not opening up. At first I left it for a couple of days to get use to its new home, which he did and started opening up on Tuesday and Wednesday, But then Closed again and is still closed Today! Any Thoughts!

    Tank Parameters

    NH4. 0ppm
    NO2. 0ppm
    NO3. 0ppm
    PO4. 0ppm
    Alk. 8.0dKH
    Ca. 470ppm
    Mg. 1410ppm
    pH. 8.36
    S.G. 1.025

    Thanks

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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Look s like its still sulking i moved mine a week and a half back to a new tank, it only opens on occasion. I would give it some more time to adapt to your tank
     
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    well 2 things pop into mind:
    your lighting is alot more powerful than what its used too, so it will close
    and your nitrates could be too "clean" for soft corals, do you have other soft corals?
     
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    @dallasg This is the first soft coral I added to the tank. I was thinking the same, not the so much the lights but the Nutrients! If this is the case.... How am I going to go about it to help this guy out?
     
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    Do you run phosphate remover?
     
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    Hi @RiaanP Only running BioCubes!
     
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    OK, just give it another few days. The water quality is a bit too clean for pincushions, as it does seems that they do like a bit of dirtier water.

    It will adjust and eventyually come out.
     
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    Clean water, sulking, light adaption. Give it days, even a week or two. I once had a pin cushion "sulk" for longer than three weeks. It it's base still looks ok and it's not disintegrating, it's still fine.
     
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    Thanks Guys!!
     
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    My buddy had a problem that a filefish nipped his pin cushion and some other corals, so if you have a file fish that may also be something to look at.
     
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    Thats why @Franna29 's pin is growing so insanely. And mine is in a go slow.
     
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    You trying to say my water is dirty? :m12::lol:
     
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    The term is nutrient rich
     
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    Touche :16:
     
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    No, i am saying its a bit sleeezy. Hehe
     
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    have you tried changing your lighting bulbs ?
     
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    I think it's flow causing your leather to sulk. Mine does the same if I switch the wavepump to pulse mode.
     
  20. Christo

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    Moring Guys! A little update on the PinCushion! So after exactly 2 Weeks she started showing Signs of opening, Not fully open yet but slowly getting there.

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    that is good news.
     
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