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Old 01-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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My elegance is dying lol

I just got this 2 days ageo was open and happy at my fish store for two weeks supposedly now I bring it home and boom it's dying . I have
2 hot5's coral plus and purple plus and 2 stunner strips.. It's in a relatively low flow area and slightly shaded..

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Have you consider moving it towards the light? Feeding it?
Other water parameters will help as well
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Did you acclimate the coral into the tank? And in all honesty I'd move it up so it has more light. Here is the info on elegance. Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Aquariums: Elegance Coral LPS Hard Coral
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Have you consider moving it towards the light? Feeding it?
Other water parameters will help as well
Well I figured less light is better then more to start w , I fed some mysis it didn't take it not surprising how closed it is .
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Alk is low , trying to decide weather to use baking soda or buy a 2 part...
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Did you acclimate the coral into the tank? And in all honesty I'd move it up so it has more light. Here is the info on elegance. Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Aquariums: Elegance Coral LPS Hard Coral
Truthfully I'm not sure if its an Aussie or indo
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Well, Aussie ones live well in the aquarium where the indos have a poor survival rate if I remember correctly. I would suspect that this is it poorly adjusting to your alk level.
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This is what's left of my elegance , we'll see what happens from here
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Where do you have that placed? What kind of flow and light?
Hank is right about the Aussie and Indo specimens, but I wouldn't expect something that looks great in the LFS to fail in just 2 days Unless it doesn't like something in your tank.
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Where do you have that placed? What kind of flow and light?
Hank is right about the Aussie and Indo specimens, but I wouldn't expect something that looks great in the LFS to fail in just 2 days Unless it doesn't like something in your tank.
Currently top 1/3 placement , medium/low flow ,HOt5's 54w coral plus / purple plus and 2 ecoxotic panorama pro 445 nm blue led strips.

I agree I think I started it in the wrong spot and then moved it to much or something and now I just leave it alone and it's holding steady maybe slightly improving
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