Is My Scolymia Healthy

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by justonwo, Aug 25, 2015.

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    The bugs are most likely eating the dead tissue. I hope you save him, it's pretty
     
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  3. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    Thanks, I'll do what I can. My water parameters all seem to be getting close to the right ranges now. dKH = 9, Ca = 520 ppm, Mg = 1530.
     
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    I put a few pellets of fish food around the scolymia and turned out all the lights so it was pitch black. Within a few minutes, it's feeder tentacles were out and I fed it some mysis shrimp. It ate a huge mouthful. With the water parameters converging on where they need to be, hopefully this guy will bounce back. This is becoming my #1 project for the tank. Make this scolymia look glorious.
     
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    Good luck! I hope it comes back for you - it is really pretty! scolys are very expensive in this neck of the woods
     
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    Thanks, this will be my near term challenge. I think I can do it! I've got the alkalinity around 9 and the Ca and Mg where they need to be. So the water quality should be fine. Just need to keep feeding it. What would you suggest? A few times a week perhaps? Every day too often?
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Yes every three days is more then enough.Theres more to water quality then what you listed.;)
     
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  9. justonwo

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    Indeed, I think all of the other parameters of importance have been controlled within reason.

    pH = 8.2 and has been for several weeks
    Temp = 79-80 °F
    SG of water = 1.025
    Phosphate = 0.5 ppm (API test, which I'm not sure I trust anymore), perhaps this needs to be lowered
    NH3 = 0
    Nitrate = < 5 ppm
    Nitrite = 0 ppm
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Just remember the more food you add the more waste you have to remove.lps corals do not require spot feeding at all to remain healthy provided there is a nutrient source(fish).
    They will grow slower but when space is limited its actually a good thing. It's not a race to see who can grow corals the fastest. ☺
     
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  11. justonwo

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    Good point, Vinnyboombatz. Taking deep breaths and patiently waiting.
     
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    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    Sort of a stupid question, maybe, but should I be trying to get the grains of sand that inevitably wash up onto my scolymia off the top?