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Old 09-18-2016, 11:33 AM   #1
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I have a small purple kenay tree that I got at around 1 inch about 2 or 3 months ago. it has not grown at all and I have tried every thing I can think of and looked on the internet for similer problems. it looks perfecly healthy ans it is in a 95 gallon tank with a 25 gallon sub. 2 power heads that have been moved in every posible spot and tried on every setting. its in with other corals but no neer it and the fish dont realy mess with it. any advice? Click image for larger version

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Can you tell us more about the system, like the lighting and what not that supports it along with current parameters?
Though it doesn't look like it is in bad shape in general, it does look slightly sluggish so it could be happier. Soft corals do adjust to new systems like this along with times when they shed their outer layer from time to time, but this shouldn't take months upon end. I would assume that it simply does not like where it is at this time. I would try another spot in the sandbed and see if it perks up in a few days...depending on what else you can tell us about your setup that could help us point you in the right direction.
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Can you tell us more about the system, like the lighting and what not that supports it along with current parameters?
Though it doesn't look like it is in bad shape in general, it does look slightly sluggish so it could be happier. Soft corals do adjust to new systems like this along with times when they shed their outer layer from time to time, but this shouldn't take months upon end. I would assume that it simply does not like where it is at this time. I would try another spot in the sandbed and see if it perks up in a few days...depending on what else you can tell us about your setup that could help us point you in the right direction.

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I have two wave makers one slightly bigger one in the top back right corner and one smaller one in the bottom front left corner. they are both china made and are on the lowest setting.Click image for larger version

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I'd put it on the rocks. I've noticed with soft corals they really don't grow well on the sand.


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I'd put it on the rocks. I've noticed with soft corals they really don't grow well on the sand.


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I had it on diforent rocks up until today i moved it down becuse I thought it was getting too much water flow. should I put it back and adjust my powerheads around it? also about an hour ago I cliped a branch and stuck it in a rock. probebly was a bad idea but I took a chance.


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Yeah, I'd say that was a bad idea. Kenya trees are as close to a soft coral weed as you'll find. Once it is in a place where it is happy, it'll take off. After some time, it'll stop dropping tiny kenya trees that will then also take off. I wouldn't put it anywhere but the sandbed where that can be managed.
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Yeah, I'd say that was a bad idea. Kenya trees are as close to a soft coral weed as you'll find. Once it is in a place where it is happy, it'll take off. After some time, it'll stop dropping tiny kenya trees that will then also take off. I wouldn't put it anywhere but the sandbed where that can be managed.

Seems healthy now but the base of it seems thin to me. could there be worm eating it or am I just paranoid?
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