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Old 03-19-2020, 07:51 AM   #1
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Coral not opening..

1. Type & how long you have had it:
I believe its a soft coral. When i bought it it was open and beautiful looking. Pink with daisylike pedals that liked alot of flow. Im honestly not sure what the accurate name is.
2. Current lighting & Bulb Age:
New led lights on timer. Had the bright setting on for the first 3 days but i just dimmed it down and reduced the flow to see if there are any changes.
3. Nitrate:0
4. Calcium:450
5. Phosphate
6. Alkalinity:8dkh
7. pH:8.4
8. Salinity: 1.025
8.5 Magnesium: 1480
9. Temperature:80į
10. Liquid or strip test kits: both..
11. Location in tank: back bottom
12. Current amount of flow: low. To med
13. Current tank dosing regimen: 20 gal reef tank with 10 gal sump. Been cycling for 3 months. I added 3 clown fish and 2 coral.. I have the one coral described here and a frogspawn coral wich is doing well.
14. Nearby coral: none
15. Explanation of problem
coral not opening
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:20 PM   #2
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Well, for starters make sure that you only buy things that you know what they are. All I see in your pictures is rock and what could be a frogspawn.
Secondly, at some point your clowns are going to figure out that one of them needs to be a big girl and you will loose at least one clownfish. They need to be kept in pairs only. They are damsels and can get mean.
If that rock was at one point a coral, I don't see anything attached to it anymore. Could it been a rock full of christmas tree worms or something similar? I have literally no guesses as to what could have been on that rock from what you described.
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Well, for starters make sure that you only buy things that you know what they are. All I see in your pictures is rock and what could be a frogspawn.
Secondly, at some point your clowns are going to figure out that one of them needs to be a big girl and you will loose at least one clownfish. They need to be kept in pairs only. They are damsels and can get mean.
If that rock was at one point a coral, I don't see anything attached to it anymore. Could it been a rock full of christmas tree worms or something similar? I have literally no guesses as to what could have been on that rock from what you described.
Appreciate the response. I called the place i got it from and they said its a pink gonapora.. I am familliar with the clownfish needing to be paired thats not my issue. The lady told me the gonapora are sensitive and take a while to open back up in a new tank..
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If that was a goniopora, aka a flower pot coral, these are very difficult to keep corals and that one is already gone. That is all rock, I see no tissue left.
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