Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-12-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
Something for my candy cane coral!

I bought a candy cane coral thinking I was good with my 4 light system. I added 2 more lights over the coral itself.

Does not seem to be helping. I replaced all my bulbs so they are brand new and it shows! It's really bright, but not bright enough still for my candy cane. I moved the candy cane higher up and still no luck.

It's opened, but not light it should or could be. So I was wondering if there is anything that is not very expensive that I could buy to just hang over the candy cane itself to give it more lighting on its own?

I really can't spend a lot, my limit is $50.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 01:19 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
My lathers or good, but they don't need a lot of light anyway. My toad stole is always open and amazing looking!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,542
Can you take a picture? I have a hard time believing that 6 bulbs of T5HO with new bulbs isn't sufficient for it. If it isn't inflating well, it would be a sign of something going on with alkalinity instead.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 01:59 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
I will try and get a good picture. My water test are good! Like I said my leather coals are ok.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 02:07 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
I will say, that my lighting is 2 60in 10,000k and 2 60in Actinic blue lights. I replaced all four two days ago.

The other lights is in another fixture that is only 48in. Both are 10,000k bulbs, but they are very old. I am trying to buy new bulbs for it.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 02:14 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
I wanted to get a Frog Spawn, but the Candy Cane was cheaper and the person told me to test my tank out with the Candy Cane before the Frog Spawn. Being the Candy Cane is basically the requirements. I really want a Frog Spawn, but I don't want to kill it plus 120 for a frog spawn is expensive (a big one).

I already talked to another store, they will take my candy cane back if I can't get it to live. I don't want to kill it.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 02:34 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
SniperHank

I uploaded pictures to my album. I marked them as of today 2-12-2015.
I added more rock to my tank as well about a week ago. I also added the other Leather Coral a few days ago. So it's not fully acclimated yet, could you tell me what the other one is? I didn't catch the name of the coral before I left, I bought it because it looked cool and I knew my Toad Stole was doing well, so I bought another Leather. I am wanting a Devils Hand as well, but I will wait and see how this other coral is going to do.

I did upload a picture of the Candy Cane as it is right now. I am hoping it's ok, but I just don't think it is. I think it should be more open than it is. I could be wrong! here is a link to my album.

Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community - baron1282's Album: Off
__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 02:47 PM   #8
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,527
did you acclimate it to your lighting since your using florescent bulbs ,
alot of shops use stronger lighting , than a 4 bulb fixture
when I first started in this hobby I started with a single 2 bulb florescent fixture and that was plenty to make my candy cane happy ,
the more you move it the more you stress it making it take longer to puff up
I always kept mine mid level with a mild flow
remember it can take a week or so to get used to your lighting give it time
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #9
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,542
Was that much skeleton showing when it was purchased? I still don't think lighting is the issue at hand here and would like to know what the actual numbers are for your parameters.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 12:44 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
Sure. I do not have a reef kit. I am going to buy one soon. I simply have the saltwater master kit.

I don't have time to test right now today. I am going to work right now. I will test tomorrow and get the results.

I did move it closer to the light. I really had to jar it to move it. Maybe it will come back better now. I hope!

Just out of curiosity, why would my toad stole look amazing, while my candy cane looks awful?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what looks similar to candy cane coral? copi Saltwater & Reef - Identification 5 03-02-2005 07:13 PM
Candy Cane Coral (Updated with Pics) Phyl Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 12 02-18-2005 08:49 AM
Candy Cane coral tripper Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 12-20-2004 07:41 PM
Need help on Candy Cane coral bill0298 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 03-17-2004 12:23 AM
Candy Cane Coral Spider Webs biotoxin Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 01-23-2004 10:59 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.