Originally Posted by Gboy66
*sigh* Guys, can i vent a little? Bummer day in the tank today. Nothing dead, just im not too happy with my corals!
First of all, the Acan is bleaching..i have moved it around to a lower light. it just bums me out because our water is great..and i really wanted this coral to thrive.
Also, the monti doesnt look great. Sort of pinkish and however much i move it, the color doesnt improve. The polyps are always out...but it isnt growing! I heard these things grew all the time!
Which brings me to my next prob..the corals dont grow! Sure..they are always open and look ok..but i dont see tons of new growth like i think i should! I feel like we arent good coral owners.
Minor prob here..the tank was hot so i added a bag of ice made from tap. Well it was full when i added it..then i took out a near empty bag! Ahhh all the tap went in the tank. The bag must have broken. This really just ticked me off. Ideas on what else to put ice in??
Next..we might have dino. I see these weird bubbles on corals (whish i blow and suction off) and on the rocks. *double sigh*
Lastly, i have a thread on this..but my skimmer doesnt skim. Ive been messing with it but it just wont go.
Sorry i am a bummer today. I wanted to post this here instead of making like 5 more threads..:/
Ok. Here we go- acans don't need a lot of light. I keep almost all mine in indirect lighting (under a cliff, on the side, etc). Just move it and spot feed to bring back it's color.
As far as the growth: A watched pot never boils. Enough said. Lol
Over heating: I've heard of red sea tanks overheating quite a bit. Most breakdown and buy a small chiller over time. What was the temp? Maybe try adding another powered vent fan into the hood. Not that expensive.
Dino: don't blow it off the rocks- just siphon it off. I had luck in getting rid of it in one of the shop tanks by doing 3 kalkwasser dips over two weeks. No water changes! Just make sure you watch and accommodate for other levels dropping. It was bad and then gone from my tank in 3 weeks
Skimmer: patience grasshopper. It takes time to break in.