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Old 08-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Hammer coral

Had this hammer coral now for about a month the skeleton is starting to show as in the pic it does extend a bit bigger than the pic but also does shrink as well is this anything to worry about??? my tank parameters are all good the nitrate s are at 4 but everything else is perfect the lighting we have is specifically for corals but can't remember the exact technical details
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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What light are you currently using? Has this coral come in contact with any other corals?
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It's not within reach of any other corals we have four t5's two life glo bulbs one blue and one power and the hammer coral is placed at the top of the tank.
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Found out its brown jelly disease, been told to treat it with iodine hopefully it will work, took it out and dipped it so will see if it works, any one else came across this problem?
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Found out its brown jelly disease, been told to treat it with iodine hopefully it will work, took it out and dipped it so will see if it works, any one else came across this problem?
I had a nice walled hammer and I put a button polyp too close to it. Didn't think the polyps could sting the hammer. Well, it did and brown jelly started and killed he whole coral within a few days. I used coral RX to dip it but aid should've used Iodine
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First, what are your water parameters?
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Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0
Ph 8.1
Salinity 1.025
Nitrate 4.1

The coral hopefully has stopped receding now and haven't seen anymore brown jelly stuff today
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Nitrite 0

Ammonia 0

Salinity 1.025

Ph 8.1

Nitrate is 4.0

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NITRATE is the main cause, and i take it can is for calcium? Your sorta low on that, they will need at least the 420ppm
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NITRATE is the main cause, and i take it can is for calcium? Your sorta low on that, they will need at least the 420ppm
Sorry got the 4.0 from your nitrates mixed with calcium levels!?! What is your KH ( alkalinity) and cal. at?
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