Toadstool leather help!

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by JasonWalker, Feb 19, 2012.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. JasonWalker

    JasonWalker Plankton

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    whatr they most sensitive to? my water readings are fairly decent is there something in particular besides shedding that would keep them closed besides shedding? he inflates at day and deflates at night with lack of polyp extension
     
  2. Click Here!

  3. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    6,166
    Location:
    southeast ohio O-H....
    they deflate at night? Not really sure what the problem is by your question! Do you have a pic? What are your parameters?
     
  4. JasonWalker

    JasonWalker Plankton

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    19,652
    Location:
    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Try increasing the flow to the coral.
     
  6. JasonWalker

    JasonWalker Plankton

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    it will during the day itl inflate like the polyps are going to pop out but they havent in a long time it gets much bigger in the later hours of the day and at night it shrinks
     
  7. JasonWalker

    JasonWalker Plankton

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    i have ;l iv adjusted the flows intensity to see if it would have a result but it hasnt
     
  8. Click Here!

  9. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    6,166
    Location:
    southeast ohio O-H....
    does it look like it has a film on top of it?
     
  10. JasonWalker

    JasonWalker Plankton

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    nah brightness in the photo made it look that way
     
  11. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    19,652
    Location:
    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Increasing the flow will prevent detritus from settling on it and discourage algae growth, both contribute to the coral staying closed and producing the waxy film more often.

    With your current Phos level, algae might be a concern.

    You will not see immediate improvement but over the course of days they usually appear less shriveled and stand up.

    Post an image with the lights on please if you do not see improvement.
     
  12. JasonWalker

    JasonWalker Plankton

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    if i were to frag it would the new piece possibly have different results?