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Old 10-17-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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This coral has been in my tank over a month and has not
shown any signs of life and the snails and crabs walk all
over him, should I just get rid of it? Maybe someone else
will have better luck. He looks like his edges are dry
My parameters are good and I do weekly water changes,
the only thing off is calcium and that is low (340).
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Have you ever thought of dosing calcium to supplement your PWC water. Also Oceanic has a higher calcium content. What brand are you using now?
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i don't think it's the calcium. have you tried moving it around to different flow/lighting areas of the tank?
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:42 PM   #4
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I agree with Mr X, It looks unhappy but not dead. Try his suggestion.
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I agree with Mr. X and TC. Leathers go through slothing periods where they close up and look ugly but will come back.
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excellent point Ziggy!!
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BTW that angel is not picking on it is he. I had an angel pick mine to death yrs ago.
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Man, mike that's another great point! What ever it looks unhappy.
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The angel isn't bothering him, just the crabs and snails
I use IO salt mix. Where do you get oceanic? Online probably
I have moved him up higher closer to the light and powerhead
and see what that does. I just can't believe he hasn't opened
up in a month. He looks like he's drying up instead of slothing.
He has done that twice. My chili coral is still alive I'm proud
to say and the Ricordea seems ok, but not much growth there.
I'm ready to see some action!
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I get mine from my LFS. I have to agree with the guys thay They dont consume alot of calcium. I doubt that`s the reason.
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