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Old 09-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Open brain coral

I've had an open brain coral for about 4 months now and it only opens when it gets fed and at night the feeder tentacles come out but other than that its all shriveled up and just skeleton. All the parameters are fine so I can't figure it out. Does anyone have any ideas why it's like this?
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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What params have you checked? Tank size and age? How much flow do you have on it? What lights are you using and what is the placement in the tank? Do you know what lighting it was under before you got it?
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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Ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, ph, calcium, alk, 65gallon about a year old, I have and mp40 for flow, a 6 build aquatic life t5ho, placement is bottom middle, mp40 is about 2/3 up the glass
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Lights at the fish store was a marineland reef led
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #5
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Do you have the mp40 full blast? Does it look like a lot of flow is hitting the coral?
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It's at a little over half and it looks like quote a no of low hitting ot
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #7
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They like low flow. I would suggest moving it to an area with less.
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Should I keep it on the sand bed or does it not matter I heard that should be kept on the aand
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
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Yes leave it on sand bed.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #10
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Alrighty thanks ill let you know in a few days if it is better.
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