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Old 05-04-2015, 11:06 AM   #301
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You sure it bleached and the tissue didn't peel away? I've had several do that. Did you acclimate them to the tank?
Yes I did acclimate them. I will look closer tonight to make sure that there is no tissue. I think I may have moved it up in the tank to soon. I had it in the sand and the next day I moved it up about 3" and glued it to a rock and that's when it started turning white.

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I forgot to mention that my light is hanging about 20 inches above the tank. The cables that came with it weren't long enough to hang it down any closer.

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Old 05-04-2015, 10:48 PM   #303
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I forgot to mention that my light is hanging about 20 inches above the tank. The cables that came with it weren't long enough to hang it down any closer.

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That seems like plenty of room. Mine are closer to 12" from the water. What kind of lighting where these changes under before putting them in this tank? I'm thinking the lighting may not be the reason. I know euphyllias do not like changes in ALK. Birdsnest can be finicky to, but once they are happy the take off.
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That seems like plenty of room. Mine are closer to 12" from the water. What kind of lighting where these changes under before putting them in this tank? I'm thinking the lighting may not be the reason. I know euphyllias do not like changes in ALK. Birdsnest can be finicky to, but once they are happy the take off.
Thanks Paul. I wasn't 100% sure it was the lighting. That was just the first thing that I thought of since its a different light that they were used to. I probably should have left them on the bottom in the sand a little longer instead of moving them up on the rock. Lesson learned. 😟

I think the ZOA's are OK just haven't opened up yet.

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Thanks Paul. I wasn't 100% sure it was the lighting. That was just the first thing that I thought of since its a different light that they were used to. I probably should have left them on the bottom in the sand a little longer instead of moving them up on the rock. Lesson learned. ��

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Euphyllias do not take kindly to ALK swings. I wouldn't put anything too valuable in first. Also, what kind of lighting were these corals under before putting them in the me tank. LEDs can be pretty potent and light acclimation is a must.
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Euphyllias do not take kindly to ALK swings. I wouldn't put anything too valuable in first. Also, what kind of lighting were these corals under before putting them in the me tank. LEDs can be pretty potent and light acclimation is a must.
Here is the light they were under before. This light was hanging over a 20 gallon long tank about 12 inches from the surface.


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The light I have now is the Euphotica 24" programmable led by hobby lobby. Its 165 watts. You can look it up on Amazon for the full details.

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You sure it bleached and the tissue didn't peel away? I've had several do that. Did you acclimate them to the tank?
Sniper I looked closer at the birdsnest last night and it did bleach out. There's no tissue left.

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I still don't think it is lighting though its still a possibility. Light versus light and tank versus tank plus the different lights heights leads me to believe it was something else. If the tissue is gone it's more than just bleached. Bleaching is just the loss of color but tissue is still present. I would check ask the water parameters again.
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I still don't think it is lighting though its still a possibility. Light versus light and tank versus tank plus the different lights heights leads me to believe it was something else. If the tissue is gone it's more than just bleached. Bleaching is just the loss of color but tissue is still present. I would check ask the water parameters again.
OK thanks Paul. I feel really bad that I didn't do my homework on how to acclimate the corals to the new tank. I never had this issue before. I am definitely doing a ton of research now. I will check the water parameters again when I get home from work.

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