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Old 01-11-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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Question Corals won't open

So, my zoas and GSP have been closed for a week and I have no clue what is wrong. Parameters are fine, will test tomorrow to give them since I didn't make note of them this morning as was running late for work. Everything else appears to be doing fine in my tank, some of which like my duncan and moon brain aren't as hardy as these. i've raised and lowered the zoas and GSP in the tank, adjusted flow...I'm out of ideas.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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Have you made any changes to your tank lately?
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:58 AM   #3
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Ya. Chalk bass, blue damsel, 2 emerald crabs, 6 line wrasse. Was my reefs order. Finished off my tank. Nothingbpicking at them.
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What are "fine" parameters? Nitrate? Phosphates?
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ammonia - 0
nitrite - 0
nitrate - 0
phosphate - 0
pH - 7.8
temp - 79
salinity - 1.028
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I think salinity is a bit on the high side. I'd try for about 1.025 and see what happens. Ph may be a bit low also.
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I'm aware that the salinity is high and the ph is low. My hydrometer is stupid and gives me all kinds of mixed reads. Going to be buying a refractometer here soon to fix that. As for the ph, it's early so it'll be lower. This is an improvement from my ph morning readings being around 7.4. When I get home from work it'll read around 8.1-8.2.
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Just an update, zoas and gsp still have not opened. I saw one head on the gsp the other day, but has not come out since. Even though it has good flow to it, it ended up getting algae covered. I gently brushed it away with a toothbrush and gave it more flow to get away from that issue.

The xenia I got in my order this week fell apart as soon as it came out of the bag, even with the PHs turned off. Been a hard week for my corals and my one mushroom appears to be struggling and turning white. It is as high up in my tank as it can be and my other moshroom leather is doing fine further down in the tank. I'm hoping it pulls through, it was a great looking leather.
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Does the mushroom look cupped or flat?
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Flat. The one that is doing well is currently cupped though, he got moved and is adjusting to his new spot.
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