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Old 11-28-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Finger Leather Health

I have a Finger Leather, which for the last 26 days (had it aprox 3 mos, great before) has been mostly closed up. There has been some minimal diurnal expansion & retraction, minimal polyp extension and many repetitive sheddings. Polyps don't fully come out & it never inflates to its original size, but there is some change from day to night.

I know leathers can go through phases like this, but I'm getting concerned that it hasn't bounced back fully for almost a month.

My parameters are all pretty good:

Salinity 1.025
Temp 80.6
Nitrate & Phosphate undetectable
(this has changed from 10-20ppm NO3 since this started)
Mg 1100
Ca 420
Alk 11

It's a 30 Gal mixed reef with 15 gal sump, running pellets, carbon & a skimmer.

The leather is centered 1/3 of the way up under 4bulb T5 lights. It's in good flow in front of an MP10 on Short Pulse mode.

I'm wondering if I should be concerned, if I should consider fragging or an iodine dip, or leave it be?


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