Getting a Little frustrated lol

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Durty Dj's 916, May 22, 2014.

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  1. Durty Dj's 916

    Durty Dj's 916 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    My cabbage leathers and my toadstool were added to my tank about 2 weeks ago. The toadstools polyp's are extending but not fully i would say about %50 at the LFS i see toadstool polyps and those suckers get long!! My cabbage leathers aren't dying because they still have their color and they do move around a bit but they for the most part are just drooping. I have a 50 gal hexagon tank, Could my power head placement be wrong?? I have it sitting on the back pane of glass smack in the middle of the tank. My light is a fluval led it has about 24 leds in it. My toadstool is placed about half way up from the bottom of the tank. So I am confused from what i have researched both corals are very hardy they defiantly aren't dying but man i want these suckers to perk up!!!!
     
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  3. Dyonopses1

    Dyonopses1 Skunk Shrimp

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    A pic and a link to those lights would be helpful.
     
  4. Durty Dj's 916

    Durty Dj's 916 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have never used that fixture, but I consider them to be more of a supplemental lighting when added to other types of lighting such as T5. Independent review states it can grow soft corals but I have my doubts.

    Product Review: Hagen Fluval Sea LED Light - reefs.com

    First I would definitely mess with the flow (increase) and see if that helps. If no resolution than I would look into the lighting.

    Always check water chemistry when trouble shooting.
     
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    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    +1 to ^^^

    IMOPE, toadstool and cabbage leathers love high flow, around 35 - 40x. FWIW, they really haven't been in your tank very long. Mine took nearly a month to even open. :)
     
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    +1 when my wife would sell those lights at petco she made sure it wasn't for a tank with coral. The full spectrum fluval would be be better if you want to stick with that fixture. Hope you find the problem.
     
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  9. Durty Dj's 916

    Durty Dj's 916 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Ok yea I'm taking this light back I totally didn't want the eco bright version this one only has 24 leds. For $20 more i can get the fluval full spectrum one with 48 leds more than double hahahaha. As far as power head placement goes I guess I'll try a few different spots. Any suggestions for a hex shaped tank
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What powerhead type and gph?

    Try some indirect but much closer flow.
     
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    Durty Dj's 916 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !