ive posted a few times about this moody little guy. here's the update.
amonia - 0
nitrite - 0
nitrate - 0
ph - 8.2
in a 64litre, which i think calculates to 17G. with two 24" T5 lights. they are on for about 9 hours a day. temp is 73f. erm.....more info....ive got 6KG of LR
. one Nano powerhead plus a filter creating a good flow. 4 astrea snails, one cleaner shrimp, one hermit crab.
so....the coral. ive had him about a month now. when i put him in the tank he opened up pretty quicky. within the first week he shed twice but opened up really great afterwards. at this time i also had two 15w blubs and two weeks later upgraded to the T5s. after upgrading he seems to almost double in size, he looked GREAT and then one day, about a week ago he just seemed to flop. he wrinkled up and dropped right over, and halved in size. ive also noticed that near his base...and i cant tell if its coming out of him or what, is a kinda mushy yellowish looking fluff???
suggested maybe the temp was a bit high, which i hadnt thought about as the lighting was bumping the temp up a few degrees. ive since corrected this. they also suggested trying him in a different location in the tank but ensuring he had a good flow, so ive done that too.
today...he's changed very little. i dont know if he's gone less wrinkled or if ive just got so used to him as he is. what is confusing me is....one the LR
that he came on there was also a very small, the size of a penny, offspring toadstool which i have removed and put in a different location, higher up in the tank. this little guy, although very small, seems to open up with tiny polyps.
said that corals can also suffer from shock and the mixture of the lighting change and the slight raise in temp could have shocked him.