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Old 06-05-2015, 06:52 AM   #1
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20 Gallon long reef tank

I thought I would start a thread for my 20 gallon long tank at work.

I am having a problem with my Ausie gold hammer. It closed up and I don't know why. Everything else in the rank is fine including my frogspawn.

Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?


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Old 06-05-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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Looks like the gammer is dying out. 😔

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Old 06-05-2015, 11:25 AM   #3
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Could,a low salinity cause the hammer to close and die?

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Old 06-05-2015, 11:38 AM   #4
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They are sensitive to salinity yes. What is your salinity? Has the coral been moved recently?

How are your other parameters? Any recent changes? Water changes, top
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My salinity dropped to 1.021, i unplugged the top off and mixed some saltwater to add to the sump to try and bring it back up. Its at 1.023 right now. The hammer hasn't been moved since I placed it in the tank. I am testing the tank on my lunch break. Will post the test later. The hammer sits right next to my frogspawn. The frogspawn is open and looks happy. My cinnamon clown was trying to host with the hammer. I don't know if that had anything to do with the hammer closing up.

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Old 06-05-2015, 12:36 PM   #6
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I would imagine it is the clown harassing it that's making it close up... Especially if everything else seems happy and ok. Looks like that could be the only significant variable...
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Here are my tests.
Ammonia - 0
Nitrate - 0
Nitrite - 0
P.H. - 8.4
Calcium - 460
K.H. - 125.3
Phosphates - 0
Salinity - 1.023

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The clown is sometimes hanging around the frogspawn now.
Sorry about the coralline algae I need to clean the glass.

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The area with the drawing is where the hammer is.

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The hammer is definitely dying. I can see some of the skeleton.

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