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Old 06-09-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Xenia wont open! :(

All my other corals are doing awesome but my Xenia wont open! Why? My Xenia is in the bottom right hanging out with my clown goby.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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What kinda of system is this how old what's your parameters...
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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It's a month and a week old. So almost a month and a half. Live sand. Live rock. Water from a previous tank and a aqua clear with bioballs from a pre established aquarium with filter floss. The tank has two small percula clowns and 1 clown goby and the parameters are decent ammonia is less than .5 and the nitrite is around .25 with nitrate at about 10 ppm. I just did a water change and added prime today. So hopefully that helps him. It's got lots of light, 50 3 watt LEDs by marine land with 3 moon lights and the aqua clear is a 20 gallon filter and it has about 7 pounds of rock in a 5 gallon system, I know crazy nano but I do have 2 other aquariums for the clowns when they get to big. I've got a 10 for when they're abou 1.5 Inches and a 29 gallon once they get 2 inches.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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I would say its because the tank isn't cycled. Poor fishes with traceable amm an nitrite
Xenia is pretty much indestructible too, that's my guess...
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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Oh it could also have too much light. Is that 150w of LED on a 5 gal? Are they dimmable?
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #6
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Oh it could also have too much light. Is that 150w of LED on a 5 gal? Are they dimmable?
That is right and no they are not dimmable. Should I cut it off the rock and move it under a overhang?
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From my experience they like a more mature tank with dirtier then say a sps tank water would be .. and I think you have to much light on them ....
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #8
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In my opinion there are way too many fish in a 5 gallon tank. I dont know of many salt water fish that can live in a 5 gallon tank. You will probably always have ammonia issues unless you do more water changes. I would suggest a larger tank. I believe I read a post where you said you had a toadstool and xenia also. Xenia will grow like crazy and the toadstool can quickly take over a 5 gallon tank. They get huge. I think you have the wrong livestock for such a small tank
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #9
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Also the picture looks like a duncan coral, not xenia
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #10
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Oh. I see it down at the very bottom. Yeah it doesnt look happy. Is it sliming real bad or looks like it is melting? If it is melting and falling apart i would remove it before it crashed your tank.
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