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Old 12-01-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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what happened to my sponge?

i had this white sponge high up on the rocks before i bought my new light(260w pc) when i put the light up i didnt think to move the sponge down. within a few hours of being up there he changed color to this weird green and developed some light colored areas. since then i moved him to the sand in front of a powerhead(not getting blasted but getting current) and beneath a rock ledge so does not get direct light. is he dead? his shape is still the same , nothing is peeling away or anything(do they do that?).thanks 8O

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Email it to me, I'll resize and post.

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This link should help.
I don't know too much about corals, but I believe they may need time to acclimate to the new lighting.
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Just make sure he does not come in contact with air if you move him.


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IMO I dont think that sponges like a ton of light or current. My orange ball sponge gets minimal light and not really any significant current. HTH
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Light acclimation is very important as well as acclimation to water parameters that you normally do when you accimate something to your tank. You may have just stressed it. Place it in a quiet area of the tank that gets some flow and light and let it be. Should bounce back.


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