Urgent help needed the moon is not shining...

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  1. Mrabkin

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    Hey guys,

    I just got back from a long business trip to find my moon coral looking really sad. All my parameters seem to be fine and all my other LS is looking great.

    He has been in this system for around 3 months without hitch, so this was a surprise.

    My only thought is that he my be too high up in the tank and the 75w metal halide right above him may be too much.

    Battling to upload pics from my tablet.... will post asap.
     
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  3. Mrabkin

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    Try target feeding it for a couple of days and see if it does not get better.

    Take daily pics to make assessment process easier.

    Target feed with bits of frozen food or cut up hake.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Mrabkin

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    Excuse my ignorance, but I thought he is a filter/particle feeder... where do I target feed him, into the centre of the polyps?
     
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    Sorry man just a suggestion. I would mush the food up as fine as possible and spray all over the coral. Just see if it will help.

    If possible, turn off the lights, all romantic like, for say 15 min, then turn power heads off. Then target feed and let food be absorbed for 15 min. If you have cyclop eeze or a similar product mush it in with the other frozen food.

    I have a rainbow acan that I have tried to save for about 2 months now. I got it as the guy said it was dead. Look what it looked like when I got it.

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    And now, had to turn lights on but this will give you an idea.

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    This was a candy cane also given and presumed dead.

    Before:

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    Now:

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    Hope it helps.
     
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    Awesome stuff!
    Well done!!
    I will give this all a shot and keep u updated.

    Thx so much.
     
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    No problem, just hope it helps.
     
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    i agree with pierres advice.. but it does look a little far gone.. if you can rehabilitae one polyp/crown there is a chance it can recover fully over time..

    good luck
     
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    Aptasia-X on clam mantle

    Hi y'all, just squirted a small amount of aptasia X on my clams mantle, tried to get d aptasia next to, that piece of mantle contracted and clam is closed, did i just made a booboo or is Ap-X really THAT reef safe, whar should i do
     
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    Would he have to feed every mouth or just one? With my LPS I just push a small piece of fish roe/hake etc on the mouth and it sticks lol
     
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    so with the help of you reefers, and some target feeding, its looking good!!

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    The crowns i've circled look like they are a bit more fleshy, when target feeding, they open and eat well...

    how often should i be feeding?
     
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    Holding thumbs, but be pesistent, hope it surprises you and makes a full recovery. Wanting to see the full moon again.

    PS do you know if they like full flow, strong lighting or should they be a bit protected. I presume during recovery that alot if flow and light might not be a great idea as the tissue is thin. Does anyone know?
     
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