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Old 01-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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unhappy goniopora?

I have an unhappy goniopora.


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It has been like this for roughly a day and a half and I'm not sure why.
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Temp 76
Amo, trates, trites-0
Ph- 8.2
Calcium-460
Mg-1400
Kh-11.8
These params are basically always the same, never any big swings. I'm a little miffed on why its receded like this. Originally thought it was a hermit bothered it but now its been a day and a half. Any ideas anyone?
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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I have a goni as well but mines a little bigger, it has 4 branches. It was mostly closed during night, and when I was moving it around a lot. I put it on the sand bed and it opened nicely but not fully like I saw at the lfs. I just moved it up on the rockwork today, I purchased this 2 weeks ago and I just dont think Ive ever seen it fully open but maybe because i moved it 2-4 times.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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I haven't had a problem until yesterday myself. Maybe I should move it to lower light?
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They dont have a good track record in home aquariums. If you are to keep it weekly PWC`s will be needed. They need pristine water conditions.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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They dont have a good track record in home aquariums. If you are to keep it weekly PWC`s will be needed. They need pristine water conditions.
I do weekly changes and I think my water conditions are excellent, at least I always thought they were. Hopefully tomorrow will turn out better.
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Now that I think about it I just removed a bag of phosguard Friday. Could that have changed anything?
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #7
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So its looking better. The only additional thing I did outside my normal maintenance was put tHe phosguard bag back in. Strangely that seems to be making a difference. I had the goniopora for a month and all was well then I put the phosguard in for 4 days and everything goes to heck.
I had the phosguard due to minor algae outbreak (maybe over feeding or too long of a light cycle, i think its lights). Either way seems like the goni is dependant on it now... ?
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hmm not sure, im glad its doing okay. I just moved mine up a couple of days ago. 2 out of 4 branches are almost fully opened. Not sure what's going on.
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my tds is high coming from my rodi machine - i think that's the reason my tank has not been flourishing as it's supposed to. Once I get that under control (when the new filters come in) I will let you know how my goni acts.
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my tds is high coming from my rodi machine - i think that's the reason my tank has not been flourishing as it's supposed to. Once I get that under control (when the new filters come in) I will let you know how my goni acts.
I would be interested in hearing about it... I have suspected my lfr has been selling me sub par ro/di for a few weeks now. I don't have tds meter to check though. I should buy one to find out.
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