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Old 02-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Alveopora help

My alveopora coral did not fully open today. Has anyone had the same problem with this type of coral? PH is at 8.0 everything else is at 0. It has been fully open since I bought it over 6 weeks ago.



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Old 02-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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Don't freak out till it hasn't opened for a few days
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #4
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These guys can be slow to acclimate and even then they might need to be moved to another position if they don't open in a few more days. The flow and lighting is so different between tanks, you just have to experiment to find a sweet spot for them.
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Well it's day number two that they have not fully opened. It had always been open since I bought it but now all of a sudden it does not fully open. I guess I'll give it a couple more days and move it to a new location. This is what it use to look like.



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Old 04-06-2012, 02:37 AM   #6
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Changed color to a neon green but still does not fully open how it use to?
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:53 AM   #7
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I'd be looking towards all that gha being something to do with it, levels must be out of whack to have so much growing like a lawn.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:30 AM   #8
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That's an older picture before I installed my phosban reactor. No more GHA and levels are good.

Nitrite is at 0
Nitrate is at 0
PH is at 8.2
Amonia is at 0
Calcium is at 420
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:33 AM   #9
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They are known to do poorly in captivity, just like the relative goniopora. Mine will sulk from day to day but then come out nicely.
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Great it's one of my favorite corals by far. Has anyone had any luck with this coral?
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:45 AM   #11
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I've had mine in for about 4 months and it's grown so maybe I'll get lucky but I'm naturally pessimistic so I always expect the worst.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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How long do you keep your lights on and what type of lights do you have?

Here are a couple of updated photos.



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8 hours daily, they are in 29G with 156w T5 2x 14000k 2x actinics.

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I have not found them easy to keep. I had heard that flowerpots for example like more turbid water and that our reefs may actually be too nutrient poor for their tastes.
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I'm actually not sure how they uptake food, they have no mouths that I can see....?
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They have a mouth, it's very tiny in the center.
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I've looked countless times and the centre just appears to be a solid white mass, not like any other LPS I've seen.
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It looks like you're doing something right. That is how Mine was looking for the first month or so. Do you have it placed low in your tank or high?
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About mid level. It's composed of 4 branches, I managed to secure the very base where it's just 1 branch between my rock work, so it sort of protrudes rather than sits on the rock.
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What's gha
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