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Old 07-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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Favia not doing so well

He isn't doing great....everything else in the tank is doing fine. So I'm thinking its placement. How long should I wait before I move him again? Any other tips to help save him?

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Old 07-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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It looks like there's no flesh left. Just the skeleton. It looks already completely dead. If everything else was doing fine, then maybe it was too much lighting.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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What about this one? It was right after I got it.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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Looks fine. Not very vibrant in color, but that could be the lighting or camera.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
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Well at least I didn't buy it already dead. LOL
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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I would put it on the sand bed I had one do this and after a month or so it came around.. What kind of lights do you have ? How did you acclimate it...
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:16 PM   #7
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From what I can tell you have it way to high in the tank your lights are bleaching it. Like I said in last post move it to the sand bed and give it a month or so and maintain good water parameters..
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #8
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Let it float for a while for temp. Put small amounts of water in the bag a little at a time for water condition. And I got it after my lights were off. So I put it about 5 inches up from the sand bed. I have 2 AI sols on a 55 or 65 g tank. Have them parallel and about 18 inch about the tank. They are about 65% but I can double check that later.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #9
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Worth a try. Thanks.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:25 PM   #10
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Well at least I didn't buy it already dead. LOL
True . To be on the safe side next time, drip acclimate your corals as light acclimate them. As you probably know by now, corals and other livestock don't like too much change. They like consistency. Putting them in a bucket (preferably a styrofoam box) and dripping water in slowly is better than adding a cup every so often. Also dipping prevents risks of disease/pests taking over. Photoacclimating is very important especially for this case. Getting the coral gradually used to the spectrum and intensity of the light is just as important imo.
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