Is this purple cap healthy?

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by nightster, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. nightster

    nightster Pajama Cardinal

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    How long should I leave it mid tank for acclimation? I would like to move it up so it has more light and more flow. I know its only been there for half a day, I'm just curious...
     
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    I'm having a hard time really getting a good look. I suggest turning down the exposure on you cam and you might get a little better pic.
     
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    Well I'm using my droid so I can't really change any settings, sorry.
     
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    Just looks a little bleached but should come back in no time in the proper conditions. The purple Idaho Grape colony that I have likes intense lighting. Give it a week or two in the location that you have it in and if you see improvements start moving it up.
     
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    nightster Pajama Cardinal

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    I'm just concerned there isn't enough flow for it in that spot, but the only spots I have with high flow are closer to the light...
     
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    This can't be a good sign, small hermit and a snail.
     

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    It seems pretty white, how will I know if its a goner?
     
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    Looks like the flesh is pulling up
     

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    So this morning I walked by my tank and its laying on my sand bed! Stupid hermit...
     
  12. Corailline

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Bummer

    Do not be too disappointed, you will come across monti frags routinely when looking for corals and you can usually get them for very cheap or free.

    For me montipora are more senstive to lighting changes then most of my other sps. If I start them out high they usually bleach and it takes a few weeks to see improvement. If the piece was just fragged they can just melt completely quickly, I know I have had it happen.

    Maybe you should check your ammonia level to be sure the last value was in error.

    If you use epoxy to place them it is a lot easier to remove them and change location in the tank. Acclimating a coral to light can take weeks that why frag racks are nice.