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Old 02-28-2014, 02:49 AM   #11
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This is the light I have now. Do you guys have any recommendations? Tank is about 30 inches long.

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Old 02-28-2014, 02:50 AM   #12
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Hi! Can someone tell me what my two corals are?

Your tank might go through a soft cycle then with some of the rock drying out. Check for any ammonia and do wc's if it gets above .25ppm. You can use these changes to siphon out the sand to if you decide to (again I highly recommend this, sand is probably the cheapest part of the reef tank so why let some one else's dirty sand ruin your new tank when it can be replaced for $30-$40, JMO though). While a brown is definetly better than clear, it still shows that the corals aren't getting enough light. My advice for saving these to is to leave them in the places they are in and keep your water params in check. Euphyilla corals do not like to be touched and moved and can adapt to a wide range of flows, so let them recover and maybe look into upgrading your light. The taotronics dimmable LEDs on eBay are priced well and should let you keep anything you want
Edit: general rule of thumb, coral browning= not enough light, coral bleaching = too much light
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:59 AM   #13
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That definitely makes sense and would explain what's been going on with the tank. Most all of the sand still needs cleaning so I might as well just change it out. Bummer that light is insufficient, it's a quality unit (which is supposedly designed for reef life) and fits the tank nicely. Perhaps I can supplement with an additional light instead of swapping? Thanks again for the advice, you probably just saved my tank!

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Old 02-28-2014, 03:16 AM   #14
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Your welcome and good luck . Any other questions you can feel free to pm me. Yes you can probably supplement that light but for the money you really can't beat these units
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:25 AM   #15
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Ah those are sweet! Whelp.. it appears I have some money to spend :p

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Old 02-28-2014, 03:41 AM   #16
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Oh and if it makes any difference my current light is designed to mount super close to the water's surface, it's currently about 1 inch away. That may explain the low wattage. The largest model they make 48-57" is still only 46W

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Old 02-28-2014, 07:25 AM   #17
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Looks like a bleached hammer and maybe a normal hammer hopefully someone will chime in but that bleached on doesn't look healthy
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I think the first coral is a branching frogspawn 2 nod is definitly a hammer coral
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:41 PM   #19
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Thanks! I was thinking it might have been a frogspawn. Didn't quite look like any of the torch coral I'd seen.

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Does it have multiple tips per polyp? Frogies have multiple torches have one per polyp
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The one with purple tips is a frog. See how there are multiple tips on each tentacle?
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