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Old 06-06-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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Do you think my colt coral will rcover?

hey guys iv got my 35 gallon salt tank established for about a year. I run 36 inch marine glow flourecents. About 3 weeks ago my balast died and i had no lights for 3 weeks (a combination of no time or money). During that time i would open to blinds on my bay windows to try and get as much sunlight possible on the tank, anyway after getting a new balast my candycane seem to be ok and look like they will recover, however my colt isnt lookin to too hot its lying on the rock like a limp noodle it looks like theirs still some spores on it. Is their anything i can do to help other than having lights (lol), or do you think its a goner?
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If youre going to keep corals, you might want to look into a little more powerful lighting. Fluorescents dont provide the light spectrum necessary for almost all corals, ecxept for a couple. Using sunlight for your tank will sometimes cause a really bad algae and overheating issue, depending on how close your tank is to the window. Right now, for your colt, it's a waiting game. I would make sure it has some light water flow on it, but not too much. I hope everything works out for you.
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Running a shorten light cycle will help your corals readjust to having light. Too much too fast can shock and kill them. I would recommend starting out w/ the lights on for only a few hours a day and up it an hour or so every few days. Colt corals are fairly sensitive to increases in lighting, but are also very hardy. I would not count it out yet, but keep a close eye on it.
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I agree with MT as they are very hardy and not to be counted out.
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