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Old 04-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Water changes make my xenia mad...

Hey Gang,

I have a 28 Gallon bow front tank, and every two weeks I make a 5 gallon water change.

I make sure the SG and temp matches the tank water perfectly.

Well...Every time I make a water change, my pulsing xenia close up for 3 to 4 days. The practically shrivel up to nothing. After a few days they come back to life...pulsing and fully open.

Any ideas?


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Old 04-14-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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What other soft corals do u have in ir tank? Have u tried pouring the water in really slow and does the ph match? Also have u tried making them close by poking them maybe they just are fussy

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Old 04-15-2012, 02:08 AM   #3
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I noticed Xenia likes nitrates. So when you do a water change you reduce nitrates which makes them unhappy. When i upgraded my skimmer all my Xenia died. Water is too clean for them
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