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Old 06-06-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Open Brain Dead?

Take a look at this guy. I've had it for almost a year now but today I noticed it looked like this. I've seen its mouth open and watched it feed many times, but never anything like this!
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It looks receeded but it`s not dead. The fleshy part is still firm. You dont have anything picking on it do you? What are your water test results like?
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
Phosphate: 0
Calcium: 400
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Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
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You may want to check your light outputs? I also have some corals going into decline once a while but I cannot find the reasons why! I have two toadstools and they are about 6 inches apart. One is thriving and the other is struggling to survive. DP
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These lamps are about 8 months old, I don't have any way to test them that I know of. I guess I could replace it
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8 months on power compacts... about time to change 'em in my opinion.
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I'll order a new set this afternoon. Advertised they were said to last for 12 months but better to place it safe I guess!
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They probably would last 12 months if you were only using them 6 hours a day but the more you use them the less they last.
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I replace mine every 6 months, and am always amazed at how much brighter the new ones are.

With that said though, I don't really think 8 month old lights are the problem. What's your alkalinity and pH?
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