Acan problem

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by DSC reef, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Feeding tentacles came out last night so I spot fed everyone. Hopefully that's a good sign.
     
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I would have to think that is a good sign! Yay for you!
     
  4. Rawdogz

    Rawdogz Torch Coral

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    this may be off alittle, but what is your tank temp hi and lows in a normal day
     
  5. tom.n.day

    tom.n.day Eyelash Blennie

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    Have they been swollen recently? My Acans will look like crap for a couple weeks from time to time but always end up recovering. Do you have just one Acan coral? are there sweeping tentacles from others nearby?
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    My temp ranges from 78.6 to 79.8 I have 4 sets of acans and are always swollen but 2 have been shrunk up for a few days. No coral is able to sting them where there located.
     
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    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Very good that they are eating. Shrunken during the day means they are not happy about something. Too much light, too much flow, picking etc. Can you get a picture?
     
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  9. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Its weird, the one acan has been attached to the same rock for months now and was always happy. I moved the other acan lower in the tank but still no difference. Maybe there getting picked at, I'm puzzled. I checked my params again and there spot on. Also, they've been under the same light since I got them so no change there. Its a 36" 6 bulb T5 fixture with all ATI bulbs.
     
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    tom.n.day Eyelash Blennie

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    did you change bulbs? do you need to?
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Bulbs are 4 months old. I got my acans the day after I put my new bulbs in. They both ate last night again so I'm hoping they'll pull through. My other set is doing great. I'll post some pics soon.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Here's some before and after shots. Zoom in on the full front tank pic to see the red acans.
     

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