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Old 09-19-2012, 02:45 AM   #1
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Candy cane?

Hey. I got a candy cane coral 5 days ago. Everything was fine with it until yesterday. One of the polyps is deflated and the mouth is open. The other 2 polyps have been looking great. I used a flashlight to look at the tank tonight and there were pods swimming everywhere, the good polyps had their feeder tentacles out, but the angry polyp did not.

It's a 5 gal tank. Been cycled for a couple of weeks now.

Ammo 0
Trites 0
Trates 10 or so
Salinity 1.025
Temp 78

I have an emerald crab, 3 blue leg hermits, 2 nassarius snails and also a couple very small zoa colony frags. I use instant ocean reef crystals. I do a pwc of at least a gallon per week. I have diatoms blooming. My light is a 12W LED par38 bulb with 4 white, 6 blue, 1 green, 1 red about 7 inches from the top of the tank. My tank is 12 inches deep. PFS and Sterilized VA Beach sand is the substrate. I have a HOB filter at 90gph.

Here's a picture of it today, and then one tonight. Its the polyp on the right.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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I hear that when heads split one deflates....
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