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Old 01-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Xenia dying!

I recently got a stronger powerhead and placed the Xenia on the opposite side of the tank and it got a lot of flow. When I came home today, it was shriveled up and the heads were discolored. I placed it on the sandbed in a low flow area. Was that the right thing to do?
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I recently got a stronger powerhead and placed the Xenia on the opposite side of the tank and it got a lot of flow. When I came home today, it was shriveled up and the heads were discolored. I placed it on the sandbed in a low flow area. Was that the right thing to do?
.... it may take days for things to readjust to a new area,..there also may be a lighting issue going on in that new location..too much, not enough??? .. You could always move it back to its old location if all else fails,...sometimes,it's just a trial and error procedure ,..what size powerhead did you switch out?
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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I was going to get a koralia 750 but heard it was strong and went with a 550. The lighting isnt a problem in the old area nor the new. This is where i put it when ifirst got it. Is it hardy enough to survive all that? It seems pretty bad but im new to this.
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I wish I could be more help but I'm not a pro when it comes to Xenia...I'm sure there's alot of knowledgable Xenia folks out there that'll chime in with some good advice ....sorry..., btw what's your real name ?
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No problem and it's Adam.
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Mine suddenly died was dead for almost a year and then a month ago it decided to come back to life. It has since taken over the whole rock like a weed!!! This doesn't help you but I thought I'd share anyways! LoL. They like to just sway in the current IME. Nothing powerful. Just enough to move around slowly.
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Alright thanks for the advice. Mine is starting to gain color but the heads are still discolored. Is this a good sign? I'll most likely put it in a different area although it looked like it was supposed to be where I had it. Wish they were easier to place..
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I've had Xenia closed up for over a month. It lost most Colour & form. Everyone thought it was dead, but it's now back to life, good as new.
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I bought some live rock for my cycle and it came with some cool stuff on it. One of the pieces of rock had some xenia on it its suprisingly doing fine. I have it in the middle with moderate flow...
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When you say moderate.. Are the heads swaying or are they pretty still?
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