Xenia coral

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  1. Pofmuis

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    I bought 2 frags off Xenia the past weakand they haven't open the way that they looked like in the lfs how long will it take this is a photo off them this morning are they still okay?water is No2 zero Nh3 Zero phoshate 0.03 Salt 1.026. Temp 25

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  3. carlosdeandrade

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    What is your NO3 number? Xenia love water that is slightly "dirty?" Also, if they don't pulse, it means nothing. I have two different species of Xenia in my tank and one pulses while the other doesn't. Also, give them time to settle in.
     
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    What is your kh? My Xenia don't like changes in kh.
    Give them a while to settle in, they are one of the hardiest corals you get so I wouldn't be worried yet.
     
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    On another point, that algae you have there, although it looks cool, it has the ability to over run your tank quickly

    Get rid of it
     
  6. KeeganP

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    Agree with 459b,

    They'll be fine, They are very "fussy" when moved or touched.
    Give them some nice flow as well, not too much and not directed at them.
     
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    Yip, flow also plays quite a big role. Need just the right amount.
     
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