Lighting: T5 HO
, Aquatic Life, 4 bulb (2x10,000K, 2x 7,000K, Lunar LEDs)
I've had this Montipora Capricornis for about 6 weeks now. When I bought it, it was a tannish color but bleached within a couple days. I assumed this was an acclimation issue, but it has been 6 weeks now. The polyps are still visible, they haven't decayed or fallen out. It sits by itself on top of the highest rock and receives good flow. There are no other corals near it. Here's what else is in the tank:
Blue Pulsing Xenia
2x False Percs
1 Blue Tang
1 6 line wrasse
1 Lawnmower blenny
1 Bi-Color Angel
1 Coral Beauty
I know some have yellow alert on the angels, but I got them a few weeks after the montipora, and I've watched them like a hawk. The tank is well fed and they do not nip at any coral polyps. They do nip at the stalks occasionally. But that doesn't seem to bother the duncans or the euphyllia.
As of recent, the kenya trees on both sides of the tanks aren't opening up much, even the little frags hiding in the rocks aren't opening, and the duncans don't open for long. I did a couple water changes that seemed to help a little. Found that my dKH
was at only 5, so i started adding buffer to bring it up to 8. Been at 8 for a couple days now. So I'm wondering what this could be? Was it the dKH
and I should just give it time now? Or is there something else I'm not thinking of? The water is a little on the cool side, but in range of suggested temps.