Coral Assistance

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by jimmy_beaner, Jun 2, 2013.

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  1. jimmy_beaner

    jimmy_beaner Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    What is this? Just appeared this morning.
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    How long have you had the Acan?

    Always need parameters if a decline of a coral or fish is in question to trouble shoot the issue.

    Moved to ------LPS.
     
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    jimmy_beaner Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    It's been in the tank for 2 months. I'll get parameters. What kind of acan would you say it is?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can only tell you it's Acanthastrea lordhowensis.

    You want to pay special attention to the big 3 parameters especially ALK.

    If you are using LED's you may want to move the coral down some in the tank.

    Target feeding at night after see a feeding response is always a good idea with this coral.
     
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    jimmy_beaner Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    It's not an Acan. lord. I can assure you that. Perhaps I should get a better picture.
     
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    Acan Enchinata?
     
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    jimmy_beaner Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I really don't think it's an acan personally... but I'm not experienced enough to know what it is either.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it a candy cane frag?

    Regardless, it's an LPS and the basics of husbandry are pretty much the same. They all benefit from target feedings and all decline in the presence of swing in parameters and too much light. Often times you start to see the skeletal structure as the tissue regresses.

    You can go to Liveaquaria.com, Vivid aquarium.com....... for better ideas. I can not even tell size in the image.
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Oh, look at Lobophyllia hemprichii as well.
     
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    jimmy_beaner Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Ok, here we go...

    Temp. - 80
    Ammonia - 0 ppm
    Nitrite - 0 ppm
    Nitrate - 10 ppm
    pH - 8.4
    Calcium - 300 ppm (I have some dosing stuff here, just need some directions to help me bring this up, I realize it's low)
    Alk - 12 dKH, 215 ppm

    I have BRS Kalkwasser, Soda Ash, Calcium Chloride here (just ordered it in) but I've never dosed anything before.