Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #21
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
So after doing some reading, what I thought was the sweeper tentacle was actually the hammer expelling zooxanthellae. You can actually see it in the vid I posted above. It is doing it again today. I would say this is not good. Hopefully I am not killing this thing. It actually looks worse today when I compare it to the video from yesterday. Having the lighting far subdued today doesn't seem to be helping, and like I said it actually looks worse. The tentacles are so far retracted that it is barely even moving in the current at all.
__________________

fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #22
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
Well, unfortunately, no good news today - neither of the LPS looks any better, and in fact, the hammer actually looks worse.

I am wondering if something else is going on here, as today, 1 of my 3 zoa colonies did not open all the way, and it has been that way all day. Most of the polyps are only about half open. Do I need to run the AI Sols at less than 40% intensity?

I did my weekly water change today, and tested everything.
0 NH4
0 NO2
10 NO3 (dropped after the water change from my last reading)
.12 PO4
1.025 SG
79F Temp

1 clown is still bugging the hammer, but the other clown has left the frogspawn alone pretty much all day, and it still is all closed up...
__________________

fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AquaRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 2,638
What lighting was the hammer and zoas under at your LFS? I know a few guys who switched to sols after the price came down when the Vega's were introduced. They started theirs at 20% intensity and moved up 5% or so every week. I'd try dropping it down some for a couple days and see how things react. I'd rather do less light than more to start out with imo.
__________________
225G Reef Upgrade
AquaRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #24
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
The hammer was under MH. I think the tank with the zoas might have been pc... But they opened great for the first week. Today is the first day they didn't open all the way. I will drop the light down to 20% for tomorrows photoperiod....
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AquaRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 2,638
Do you know what wattage of MH's? 150,250, 400?
__________________
225G Reef Upgrade
AquaRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #26
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
No I don't. I could call and ask I suppose. It didn't look particularly bright. They had a lot of sps frags in the tank so I assume it was halfway decent wattage but I don't know for sure.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AquaRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 2,638
If it was a 150, then I'd definitely think the 40% was a bit bright. Hopefully the next couple days go well!
__________________
225G Reef Upgrade
AquaRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 11:22 PM   #28
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
Thanks Rick. I will give it a try. I just hope I am not past the point of no return with them.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 08:47 PM   #29
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
Wow, things really went down hill today. The frogspawn and the hammer are both so retracted, you can hardly see the tentacles. The zoa colony that was half open yesterday was completely closed up today. One of my other colonies had some closed up heads.

Do you think 20% intensity was just not enough light? Should I increase it some for tomorrow or just leave it as is for another day.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #30
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Well, if continuing to turn down the wattage isn't working, is it possible to move them from directly under the light?
__________________

__________________
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, corals, frog, frogs, frogspawn, hammer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.