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Old 08-24-2008, 02:16 AM   #1
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leather coral looking scrunched up

when i first got my leather coral it looked somewhat flat around the rock in peices, now its looking scrunched up like it was shoved in a small space, its a cabbage leather and the " leaf " looking parts are looking more cramped together like it doesnt have space to go outward, is it growing that fast? or is it shrinking into itself.
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:23 AM   #2
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:55 AM   #3
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well its def growing. What kind of Lighting you running?
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:18 AM   #4
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65 watt pc , 10k and actinic blue.

the frag that i made from it is now touching the sand off the rock.

also i have noticed that this thing has been shedding some kind of web everyday i have to use a power head to remove some.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:31 PM   #5
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i looked at it this morning, its definitely shrinking, i thought that this coral would have the opposite effect and grow, has this coral found a way to reverse time or is something wrong w/ it.
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no idea..... crazy! som1 here should be able 2 help u out
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:40 PM   #7
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i think alot of topics get lost in archives and are never heard of again. perhaps a good book on corals and propagation, any one know of a good book?
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It`s sloughing. Leathers do this every couple weeks. It will be OK and then it will look all bad getting smaller and slightly changing color. It will stay that way a day or two then go back to being OK. Then in a few weeks it will do it again. You`ll be OK. My cauliflower does the same thing.
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grand, im glad to hear this, thank you, i was worried that it was dieing or something, i was stressing on about how i should have gotten another light.
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Mine was like yours a while back. It sloughs every two to three weeks. Here is a pic of it now.

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