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Old 07-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Coral ID

I got this Coral about two months ago and never wrote his name down, now I have forgot. All I remember is he needs high light. Can anyone help me out?
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:13 PM   #2
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Looks like a tabling acropora.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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Definitely an acro of some sort... was it that color when you got it? It doesn't look so good.
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I know the pictures make it look much darker, almost black. It's a light velvet, same as the day I saw it in the fish store. He's growing real slow though, not sure how fast there supposed to. But he is growing, I've been watching a branch sprought out the middle, seems to be flatning out. Thanks guys.
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What kind of lights do you have? And what are your levels like?
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I got two T5 HO fixtures. They are 30" and have two 39w bulbs each. If by levels you mean parameters, they are normal as of saturday the 3rd. I haven't tested calcium in a while though, I can't find the test kits anywhere.
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You can tell me to shut-up at anytime if i begin to pester you, I'm just trying to help you color that up. Chances are there is a lot of potential in that little frag. :p

Whats normal, do you record your levels that you could give some exact numbers?
Do you test for phosphates?

Chances are that your nutrient levels are pretty high, just doing some simple things can drop those and you will see a lot better growth and color out of your SPS.
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Oh no, I will take all the help I can get. Let's see, pH 8.1 - ammonia .25/0 - nitrate 25 ppm - salinity 1.022. That's all I got. Please do tell what those things are to give me the growth and benifits I need.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:24 PM   #9
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Those lights I got are 36", I typed the wrong thing, not that it matters.
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I would start by trying to drop that nitrate below 20ppm and moving that frag as close to the light as you can. I would also order a calcium, alk and a phosphate test if you can spring for one. Calcium and alk levels for sure are a really important measurement with SPS. excess phosphates will very easily cause that brown out.
Should be like $20 if you get them online.
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