First coral death

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by PharmrJohn, Jul 31, 2008.

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  1. Reeron

    Reeron Blue Ringed Angel

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    I think it is. I use about 1 1/2 teaspoons to raise my dKH (goes up about 1.5 dKH). That's for my 38.
     
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  3. ryanwolf

    ryanwolf Skunk Shrimp

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    Look at it this way...my tank couldn't even support one...
    and tangster would kill me if he found I bought one with 216watts of lighting.

    Karma, Ryan
     
  4. ziggy222

    ziggy222 Fire Goby

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    i saw healthy xenia die from changing from instant ocean to reef crystal salt and sps die in the io.anyway its pretty hard to kill it in io salt
     
  5. ssgheislerswife

    ssgheislerswife Ritteri Anemone

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    I use it, because the water I buy at the LFS the dKH is 9. It takes 1 tsp to get mine up 2 dKH.

    Everything is happier when its at 12...

    Gin

     
  6. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    I have 4x39watt & 2xatcinics25watt in my tank, i have xenia quite a bit, is this lighting not ok then?
     
  7. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Well, it's official. All my Xenia (both starts) are dead. I raised my alk to 11 and the sick looking one started to bump up a little in it's health. Then both of them crashed. And boy-howdy, did they crash!!! They melted!!!! It was a trip. Someone in an earlier post mentioned that that is how they go. Noooooo kidding. Wow. So, I took what little death there was left on both rocks and am going to put in it's place Kenya Trees.

    Now. Alk and Kenya trees. Someone in a previous post mentioned that alk should be on the low side for KT? Did I misread that? Any takers on this one? I am holding off on my weekly addition of puppy uppers to increase the Alk until I hear from ya'll.
     
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    1st time Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Sorry you lost you Xenia----
     
  10. aaron1969

    aaron1969 Astrea Snail

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    What are the tail tail signs of dying coral as i am a noobie?
     
  11. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    It depends on the coral. With Xenia, it melts. Literally. It closes up, turnes kind of a weird whitish color, and melts. Pretty neat actually, if you look at it empirically. Other corals exhibit different signs and symptoms. What that is I don't know.....I have been pretty fortunate that the only coral I have lost is Xenia.

    Oh no.......Kenya trees.....I saw them die once also, they just fell over and looked very bad. You couldn't mistake it. Turned from brown to grey.
     
  12. scenario1313

    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    Sorry for your loss John I just can't wait to be able to put corals in my tank. I think it is ready but I just keep holding out for some reason. I have found a local guy who is moving with some great deals on his corals for example.
    -Orange Monti Caps on plugs (half dollar size) - $10
    -Blue Caulastrea (Trumpet coral) 3-4 heads - $10
    -Pink Zoot Suits Paly, 3-4 polyps - $25
    -Softball sized rock with approximately 18 Purple Mushrooms - $40
    – Green Star Polyp frag - $5
    - 3 head hammer coral - $15
    - 2 head frogspawn - $15
    – Captive Grown Pink Birdsnest frag from Live Aquaria - $20

    What do you think.