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Old 12-11-2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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Is the leather dead?

I have had this leather for about a month now, and it has only opened a few time. During the time I've had it, I have switch from crap lights to new hydra52s. That was a week ago and the leather hasn't opened since. I was wondering if it is dead or just taking a long vacation :/.

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Old 12-11-2014, 11:48 PM   #2
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It isn't dead, just upset. Did you acclimate the tank to the new lights at all? It is probably the issue, going from almost no light to a ton of light. Think being in a dark room and opening it up to a bright sunny day in the middle of December. Basically the same effect on your coral. It takes time to adjust and you should have the new lighting turned down and slowly turned up a week at a time.
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I have the lights on 25% power and on coral acclimation mode. All the other corals are flourishing, except this one.


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How is the flow to it? One thing leathers do is pull their polyps in for a day or two sometimes as they shed a layer. It is something they do to, what I have been told, prevent parasite issues.
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It shed about a week ago and hasn't done it since. Flow is a combination of different strengths as I have it on a controller that changes it up. But it does get a range of flows throughout the day.


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leathers are sensitive to phosphates they like clean water also sudden changes in lighting
will affect how a leather reacts ,I would try to stick to 1 flow pattern it may be confused with different forces of flow
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:24 PM   #7
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I have the two big head on either side alternating ever 6 hrs.

Then there are four on the back wall that are always on.

That's my flow chart.


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leathers are sensitive to phosphates they like clean water also sudden changes in lighting
will affect how a leather reacts ,I would try to stick to 1 flow pattern it may be confused with different forces of flow

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