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Old 05-01-2011, 03:17 PM   #31
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I am beginning to suspect that Xenia and star coral don't like the kind of "stripped" water I supply for my hard corals and other softies. I seem to remember during times when I didn't maintain the reef like I normally do (vacation, illness, etc) that the mushrooms and star coral took off, while the hard corals died back. Maybe they like a bit of organic matter in the water.
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I am beginning to suspect that Xenia and star coral don't like the kind of "stripped" water I supply for my hard corals and other softies. I seem to remember during times when I didn't maintain the reef like I normally do (vacation, illness, etc) that the mushrooms and star coral took off, while the hard corals died back. Maybe they like a bit of organic matter in the water.
I agree 100%. Maybe that is why they say that they are easy corals to take care of. You don't need a amazing tank to keep them happy.
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Maybe your tank for whatever reason just can't support them. I bought a xenia about a month ago that has almost tripled in size and is spreading on one of my rocks, a few kenya trees with one that's dropped 5 branches in 2 days(each one about 3" long), and a hairy mushroom that's quadrupled in size since I've bought it, and then there is my gsp which hasn't grown at all (still the size of a dime) and I've had it for several months now, longer than the rest of my corals. I figure some things just aren't meant to be in some tanks. My ammonia, trites, trates, and phosphate are at 0.
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I am finding that carbon filtration is helping a lot. That would indicate to me it was chemical warfair.
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True true on the carbon. What you could also try is moving them closer to the light or farther away.
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