Duncan Corals - Still having trouble !

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by nathan, Feb 3, 2010.

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  1. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    Duncans require low to moderate lighting and not moderate to high. Duncans, in general, are always open even when the lights are off.
     
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  3. nathan

    nathan Astrea Snail

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    mmm this is soo frustrating .. lights off now , and yet again more are out . bit stronger than last night... when the lights are on . i have no luck . im really begining to think that the light is too close to them .
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Still wondering :)
     
  5. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    Beat me to it. +1 to metalfan

    Mine are rarely closed. They are in partial shade at bottom of tank under T5.
     
  6. nathan

    nathan Astrea Snail

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    performed another water change today . nitrates are close to 10 ... maybe another change tomorrow should bring them right down . yet to see any improvemnt with the duncans.
     
  7. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    Sorry if it was mentioned earlier but did they used to be out all the time? If so, mine went through a phase of about 3 weeks where they never opened up. When they did, there was a new head forming. Maybe something similar is happening, but getting those nitrates down will certainly help things.
     
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  9. nathan

    nathan Astrea Snail

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    mmm id say its been 2 -3 weeks with not much visability. although i know heads have split into 2 , and on the sides of the stems there are small little lumps iv noticed which could be production of new ones.

    nitrates are pretty low . although i think im going to purchase a new test kit for them