My Bubble Coral won't open up like it did in the store!!!

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by MagReef, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. MagReef

    MagReef Flamingo Tongue

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    Should I put it in the sand or just a little higher than that? For now I have moved it to sit on the rock right in front of the six line wrasse in the picture that I took. So we will see what results I get from that. Does anyone know what I can do about the green algae or whatever it is that has grown on the skeleton tips. Could that be from too much light? Will/Can it go away now that I've moved it down and maybe it won't be a breeding ground for that green stuff anymore? I sure hope so, that bubble coral is my favorite, but its also been the biggest pain!
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With that much lighting over your tank, I would put it on the sand.
     
  4. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

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    Is that a choclate chip star in the back ground? They are not reef safe.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good catch Raven. I didn't even notice that!
     
  6. MagReef

    MagReef Flamingo Tongue

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    Well the chocolate chip star was in there before we started the reef part. He stays on the walls and does not get on the rocks, therefore since I found out he wasn't reef safe I have kept him anyways. If he ever stops being a wall-hugger then I'll get rid of him. I did another iodine dip on the bubble coral and put in on the sand. Haven't seen much change since I did that yesterday so we will see.
     
  7. ziggy222

    ziggy222 Fire Goby

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    the cc starfish will get old reel quick in a reef tank.that bubble is getting way to much light.i'd put it way at the bottom.
     
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  9. flipnap

    flipnap Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    magreef, get a couple of harlequin shrimp.. then you can have as many CCstars as you want! Mwooohaa haa haa :mad: