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Old 06-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Is my hammer coral okay?

From previous hammer corals I've seen in other tanks the tentacles come out and at night go back in. Mine is not doing this and some times the tentacles get really skinny it's weird. After my lights have been on for about 3 hours the coral is happy and looks good it's just at night when the lights go off it looks and acts weird.

2 150wMH's about 15" from the water

Water using API drip test kit
AMM-0ppm
RITE-0ppm
RATE-10ppm
PH-8.2
Calcium-is high! Some where between 480-520
Salinity-1.024ppm

The tank is a 56g with 40lbs of LS and about 50-60lbs of LR has been up for almost 1 month.

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Red pygmy wrasse
2 ocellaris clowns
Scooter bleeny(eats brine)

Corals(all frags)
2 different types of zoanthids
Hammer

Any input would be greatly appreciated thanks!
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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Really cant see it that good. That almost looks like a torch coral.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #4
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How long have you had it and what kind of flow is it in?
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:54 AM   #6
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How long have you had it and what kind of flow is it in?
About a week. the flow is moderate it has flow but just a little bit.
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It may just need some time. I don't think mine fully extended for a few weeks. And I think it took a week or so to start extending as well. Good light and slow to moderate flow and it should be happy in no time.
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It may just need some time. I don't think mine fully extended for a few weeks. And I think it took a week or so to start extending as well. Good light and slow to moderate flow and it should be happy in no time.
I'm sure it's fine I just wanna make sure because I wanna introduce bigger and cooler corals. The hammer is kind of my test coral.
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It should look like this in a few days or something is wrong mines under two 150 mh

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It should look like this in a few days or something is wrong mines under two 150 mh
Look like what?
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