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Old 01-05-2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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xenia prblems. any ideas?

man, this xenia i got is growing like crazy. not sure what kind it is but lately its started to look really bad. they polyps have gotten extremely long,(some are over 5 inches long), and very thin and stringy looking. the one in the pics is not in a high flow area but i have some that i fraged about 2 months ago getting strong current and they are all looking like this. the polyps are so long that they dont even stand on their own.


ph: 8.2-8.3
ammonia: 0
nitrite: 0
nitrate: 20
sg: 1.028
ph: .5
im trying to get the sg down slowly
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Looks like anthelia to me, not xenia. NO3 is also high.
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Old 01-05-2006, 08:40 PM   #3
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cool. whats making it look like crap.

p.s. it was sold to me as palm xenia.i dont know.
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No it is not pom pom xenia. Looks like to much flow. Nitrates also high.
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they are in a low flow area and will not stand on their oun. just wondering if i should get rid of them. i dont want them to die and kill anything else. when i got them they were tall but thick. now thin and im pretty sure dieng.
i wasnt disagreeing with you, i just didnt know.also, the lfs that i got it from runs his tank with nitrates at 20-30 and his do not look like this.

sorry for al the questions but this stuff has gotten at least 6 times the original size in 3 months and ive fraged it into 3 pieces.if its going to be a problem im planning on getting rid of it before it becomes a problem.

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I agree it looks like anthelia. Mine loves flow. You could try doing some extra water changes and see that helps. My corals usually perk up after I do one.
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Oh, forgot to add, when I first got mine, it went through a few down times where I thought it wasn't gonna make it. But it perked back up. I wouldn't give up on it just yet.
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fluff, how long did your polyps get? these things are like 5-6 " long.do they stand on there oun?
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My stalks are around 3-4" long and about 1/2 size of a pencil. Not sure why they would get so long and thin. Just a theory but are they getting much light?
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