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Old 03-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #11
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hi guys, we do religiously do a weekly water change, hammer still not open.it looks like there are new little heads growing, could this also causr it to close as it's maybe usinf the available nutrients for the new heads? will post a pick in few minutes. really dont want thid hammer to die
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:29 PM   #12
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we have also put in 2 new lights, one white and one blue, will put the other two in at later stage cant change all 4 at one.still no difference
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:33 PM   #13
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:40 PM   #14
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Well the one head is dying off. The others look just fine. And no, growing new heads won't take so much energy to cause them not to open.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:54 PM   #15
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they are all getting smaller and smaller so guess I should prepare myself to loose them all, as they are all smaller than usual.have had this coral fpr quite some time.after visiting previous forums on a few different sites I see there is atleast a chance that they do grow back-heres to hoping on that! parameters are looking fine.only feed every other day, also dont throw the frozen block in as is, we defrost in water, drain then put foodbin.thats helped with the nutrate and phosphate and of course with that the algae control
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #16
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I was sitting watching the tank now after the lights went off-our peppermint shrimp is eating the hammer!!!!???
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:53 PM   #17
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we also have a purple reef lobster that seems to have eaten our lawnmower blenny and diamond back goby-would he eat the hammer too?
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If a peppermint is eating the hammer, then it is simply cleaning up the dead and decaying flesh. These guys aren't active hunters of coral by any means.
In terms of the reef lobster, more than likely it wouldn't be able to catch a blenny or goby. Even though they would perch or sit in the sand, they would swim away unless they were sick.
When you tie these things together, I would believe that there is a parameter issue going on in your tank, even with the weekly water changes. What are your current parameters?
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ph is 8, 5 but doesnt have a place where I can set it

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Phosphate is super high!
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