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Old 01-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Picked up my 1st corals

Ok, sadly, I returned my sand sifting starfish. But I didn't want to b responsible for it starving to death.
So, I picked up a red war coral. I placed it in the center of the tank and at mid level (20 gal). It seems ok but discolored a little. Is this normal? All water levels were fine. I'm using LEDs for coral. Might it just b stressed? Thank you


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Old 01-13-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with this coral, but when I put new corals in my tank it takes them a couple days to get used to the new enviroment. I start them on the sandbed with little flow and move them up every couple days.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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What kind of LED lights do you have? Water parameters ok?
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Thank you for the replies. I had LEDs designed for coral. All water parameters were checked (by the coral shop) this morning when I bought the coral. Everything was ok.
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I would put that favites on the sand bed. It's definitely not a high or even medium light coral.
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Ok, but how can I remove it from the live rock if I superglued it? I didn't want to leave it to float around in the tank. Thank you
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Just snap the glue off. It will come off easily. That thing isn't gonna float, but if you are worried about it, glue it to a piece of rubble and then you can move it around to wherever you like if need be.
Also, in addition to building a skeleton, they do encrust on the rock below. I would choose a flat piece of rock to glue it to.
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Snap it off? Ugh! I don't want to hurt it. I'll give it a shot if u say so.
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It shouldn't hurt it to snap it off just be careful of the fleshy part. You will notice as it grows it will turn into a neat little mound. Mine triplied in size in less than 6 months I had 3 half heads to start with.
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