Please ID my new corals

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  1. Reaper

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    Hey guys,

    Not being too clued up on sps, could you please clarify what these are.

    I think the pink one is a ginopora

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    These are about 3 different frags I combined onto one piece of lr
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    Oops, the last pic is a bit out of focus, sorry. The frag I refer to in that pic is to the left, just left of the pink coral
     
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    99% sure it's a red Goniopora, but need to see the polyps and count the tentacles to confirm. 24 tentacles = goniopora.
     
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    Thanks viper, will take more pics when he eventually decides to open up
     
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    How much light does it want / need? I've got it on the top parts of my lr, so don't know if it's maybe getting too much light seeing as it's still not opening after 2 days...
     
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    That's a red goni..don't like too much light or flow..move it lower down to area with less flow.gonis can be tricky corals to keep
     
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    Thanx @4age. Will move him now
     
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    You going to have to feed your goni aswell.
     
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    I've read up about them, there's so many people not feeding them and getting growth, then there's others feeding, getting about the same growth. I will be feeding him though, not to sure what I'll try, maybe cyclops?
     
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    No you need to feed somthing like Goni power or Phytoplankton. A mate of mine feeds his using live phytoplankton with great succes was almost dead before he started feeding it now 8 months down the line its thriving.
     
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    Oh in that case I'm sorted, I feed live phyto already to quite a few of my corals.

    What about the sps, do I need to add something for them too?
     
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    ***, last night my green sps in the 1st pic was still nice and bright green. This morning when I woke up and turned on the tank lights, it was 3 quarters from top to bottom white. Just the bottom 1/4 is still green. What could this be and why would it have happened? Also, will it recover?

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    Sorry for the bad pic, these Samsung tab cameras is useless
     
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    Sorry to see:(
    It could be bleaching or rtn. Let the experts comment.
     
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    That bottom green bit looks more like algae growth, if you look at the first pic its the bottom part that doesnt look healthy. Can you still see any polyps on it? If its bleached it may come back, if its tissue death then theres nothing you can do
    Check KH, could also be temp. What are your parameters?

    Hows the green digi doing (third pic in first post)?
     
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    I don't think the bottom part is algae on it, it's the colour it was when I got it. Could the white parts be tissue death so fast, overnight? The rest of the sps is fine, the digi has nice polyp extensions, but I can't seem to see any polyps on the white or green parts of this baby...

    Really don't want to lose him, very nice sps. My water params are all within check:

    Sg: 1.024
    Ph: 8
    Kh: 7
    Nitrate: 10 (working on these, the matrix is starting to work)
    Nitrite: 0.3
    Ammonia: 0.4
     
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    Its almost certainly your Kkhanything under 7 I have found causes RTN and although you say your kh is 7 who says your test kit is 100% accurate I personally like to keep my kh around 9 so I have abit of room if kh decides to drop abit. Very unlikely that piece will recover.
     
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    Ok so I can just ad kh buffer to raise?
     
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    Your ammonia is worrying, it shoukd be 0, there is not enough biological filtration
     
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    Yes but dont raise it more than 1 kh per day
     
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