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Old 03-12-2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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Carnation corals are a NO light species. They rely solely on what's in the water column. Definitely not for a small tank or a new tank. IMO, not for any tank.
The only way to keep that alive would be to have a phytoplankton drip, and constantly add it to your tank. This would be impossible though, because it would foul your water very quickly.

I once saw a coral called a "blue pineapple soft coral" on a stock list and decided to order it. What came in was a tunicate- Not a coral at all and not easy to keep happy either. If I was a LFS, trying to make my bills, what would I do? Not sell it? Tell folks this thing probably won't make it and you shouldn't buy it?
Most stores will label it as a "pineapple soft coral" and sell it. Maybe even a "christmas tree".

All that said, is that that kenya tree looking thing you asked about in other threads? If so, you have something seriously wrong with your water. Those are not easy to kill and if it's dying, I'd be doing some water changes.
Is there any flow in that tank?
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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Yea that's true, which would totally suck tho!
I mean I don't think that it was overly expensive, if they were trying to sell it off as another thing would they up the price?

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Truthfully, I would return that thing ASAP. It's going to foul that tank.
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I think I might have to. I tried moving it so I'll wait a day and if no change I will return it.

Thanks for the help!
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You have a ton of aiptasia in there.
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