My Open Brain Coral acting strange!!!!

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by aquariaman, Oct 2, 2010.

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  1. Golden Rhino

    Golden Rhino Spaghetti Worm

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    Another option is to block the light directly over the coral if moving it is a problem. That may be the easier option, as it will allow you to increase the amount of light gradually until the coral can tolerate your lighting spectrum and schedule.

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  3. aquariaman

    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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    Well havent posted on this thread in a while but the brain still looks like this. I have perfect water conditions and it still hasnt got past the skelton size. grrr. What is happening? I have been so patient and nothing has happened. Please, through some suggestions at me!! I NEED THEM!! It would probably be my favorite coral if it inflated!
     
  4. RedGambit

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    Random thought you say 500W mh lighting? do you mean total, like 250x2? or what? and how tall is the tank ?
     
  5. aquariaman

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    Yes, 2x250 watts! I think 20"
     
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    You are frying the coral. Move it under a ledge for protection from the light.
     
  7. RedGambit

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    You're lights might be your problem, Most of the LPS and softies on Divers Den are kept under T5's (usually 6 bulbs I think) where as the SPS/Zoas/Anemones are Kept under Halides. Your'e Light might just be to much for it :s. It takes a while for them to acclimate, Usually a few days.
     
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  9. aquariaman

    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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    I have a ton of other coral such as ricordia, kenya, leather ect in the middle of the tank. Are they more sensitive?
     
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    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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    It has been two months. How long does it take to acclimate?
     
  11. RedGambit

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    Ricordeas Im not sure of, Most leathers otherwise tolerate it. I can easily start leathers out at mid level in my tank with 8x54W T5.
     
  12. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Acclimation with Brains IME has only been really 24 hours if that.

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