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Old 09-24-2002, 10:08 PM   #1
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Xenia trouble

Once again, thanks for all the input. There is so much to learn!

Actually, my Xenia is not healthy. The stalks are thin, weak would be a good word. Where should I begin in my testing, if I use Xenia as an indicator? The rest of the corals all look terrific, I might add.

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Actually, my Xenia is not healthy. The stalks are thin, weak would be a good word. Where should I begin in my testing, if I use Xenia as an indicator? The rest of the corals all look terrific, I might add.

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Well, why don't we start with your tank parameters..
Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
PH
CA
ALK
Temp
Phosphate

What size tank
How much light
What kind of light
How often do you do water changes
How much
What if anything do you add to your tank
What kind of filtration
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For PH and temp, the High and low for the day is important to Xenia. I will also be helpful to have those numbers. Test them first thing in the morning before any light hits the tank and again after lights out.
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Kevin and Guy,

Thanks for your response. I will take readings at the times suggested and get back with the numbers. Appreciate your suggestions.

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So what's the verdict?? did we do the test?? how is the Xenia Now??
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sick Xenia

hey i have been playing with xenia for a while and it is explosive. keep it simple . i feed my xenia once a week with . Marine Snow this stuff is great, and it is about time for a product like this. also the NEED IODINE i use sea cham reef plus. good luck
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hey i have been playing with xenia for a while and it is explosive. keep it simple . i feed my xenia once a week with . Marine Snow this stuff is great, and it is about time for a product like this. also the NEED IODINE i use sea cham reef plus. good luck
Hmmm, it was my understanding that xenia cannot feed on particulates, that they do not have the organs to process it (stomach/gut). It has been my understanding that xenia will feed off of DOC, through absorption. It has been believed that xenia needs iodine for a long time, and I think recently lots of reefers have proven that not to be the case. I am not knocking iodine, just make sure you are testig and not addig beyond NSW levels.
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