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Old 05-02-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Candy coral trouble?

Hey guys been awhile since I've posted but my candy cane is looking a little shriveled. Seems ever since the power outages we had up here in late October last year we were w.o power for 10 or so days. And all the tank mates seem to have made it. But the corals especially my candy cane have looked a little tiny since then. Wondering if that has anything to do w it. It's under a 6 light t5 alittle above half way of the tank. It used to look healthy in that spot. The water parameters are fine ive been feeding it coral smoothie twice a week at night here's a few pics.

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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Here's a shot of what it used to look like
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Looks like they are multiplying though so that much be a good thing
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
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It def isn't as inflated as it used to be, that is for sure. Any other changes besides the power outage? What powerheads do you use? Could they be sucking rather than blowing due to the power shortages?
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:43 PM   #5
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Everything in the tank has been the same since then, I was heating the water on the gas grill to keep all the tank mates from freezing. But that was in oct. everything else seems to have bounced back but the candy cane. The only thing I can say that it's doing it looks like the individual polyps are dividing so maybe that's why they arnt inflating? The feeding tentacles come out when the lights are out and appears to be eating
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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That's actually what I we thinking.
I have 2 8-10 head colonies side by side and when a head divides it looks like crap for awhille. It probably took time to recover from the 10 day blackout, regain strength, and is now just looking dwindled because it's splitting. If everything else is OK, that's probably it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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Hope so but if that's how they reproduce, I think it was about a 10-12 polyp piece and more than half are dividing. It must be in good health if it's growing right
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
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The hammer coral and my other small frags seem to have recovered well
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #9
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Yeah, def has to be healthy to be reproducing
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They look a lot nicer than mine been in tank almost 2 months and they still didn't inflate
another off wall question whats the best setting to use on camera I cant get a good pict that's not blurry
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