Hehe...might be a silly question but I couldn't find an answer after searching. So here goes. Got my first leather...and it goes to bed at night? Stands up and extends fine during the light cycle, then when the lights go off it lies down? And I mean it literaly rests it's head on the rock it's attached to.
Is this, ahem...normal?
I have also noticed that it looks like it's splitting in two. There is a 1-1.5 inch split on the head that wasn't there yesterday, and if I look I can see where the stalk is creviced along the same line.
Amonia/Nitrate/Nitrate are all 0
silicates are 5.5
phosphate is 0.5
salt is Reef Crystals
tank is 9 months old
leather is in a low flow area of the tank near the middle (vertically and horizontally) of a standard 55 gal
Lighting is on 36" dual with 2 10k corallife 50/50s over the middle and one 48" strip with 2 24" 100% atinics toward the front of the tank. (CustomSealife 48" moonlight PC
is on the way from Big Als)
36" burn about 10 hrs a day, the atinics 12 hrs.
Am also starting to see some bleaching on my coraline that is growing on the powerheads. Indicator of anything? The only thing I dose with is Seachem's Marinepack Fundamentals per instructions.
Also, if any one reads this and knows..what if anything, should I do about the phospates and silicates? I have been using just tap water for changes and top off.