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Old 09-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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What to look for with new corals

Well here it is I am moving along with corals and would love a list of things to look for light, water flow, food for each type of coral, lps, sps, mushrooms....
Ie. my mushrooms were getting all squishy looking so I moved them to less flow and now they are happy.
Is there any type of set standard, polyps not extending means...fluorescence fading means...
I have been doing my reading just looking for a little real world insight.
Thanks much
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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I use this site https://sites.google.com/a/asira.org/www2/caresheets
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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I use that site also but they don't tell you what means what when they are unhealthy
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IME polyps not extending = flow, or water parameters, fluorescence fading or bleaching = lighting to much or not enough. I spot feed with marine snow once a week just before a WC
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Cool thanks, can you tell that with leathers also?
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Yes as soon as they (corals) show signs of stress that's what check for
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With leathers they shed sometimes so if they close up for a day or two don't freak out give it time. Maybe do a pwc
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Awesome thanks for info
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