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Tried feeding both hammer and torch no luck torch closed up more hammer would not take it. Do these need to eat can they survive on light and filter feeding

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seabass
38 minutes ago, Pbalz said:

Do these need to eat, can they survive on light and filter feeding

Often they can survive on nutrients in the water, lighting, stray food from feeding fish, and fish wastes.  However, spot feeding often helps to ensure proper health.

 

However, a healthy specimen should take a mysis shrimp.  I can't say for sure why it refuses to eat.  Maybe it is recovering from being recently fragged, or maybe the parameters of its previous tank were significantly different from your tank.

 

I would try to keep parameters stable (temperature, salinity, etc) and continue to try to feed it.

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Pbalz

Ok it’s has brown strings coming outta of it now

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seabass

I would take a turkey baster (or pipette) and firmly, but gently, blow the slime off of the coral.  How much flow does your tank have (and what size tank is it again)?

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Pbalz

It’s a 14 gallon it has 350 gph pump and a 240 gph wave maker wave maker set low and pump on 3/4 cause it’s stirring up sand 

I can move the torch I tried a few spots no avail 

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Pbalz

All other corals thriving including the grubes which I thought was dead on arrival but he is out I just moved him directly in front of pump output he seems to love it there did test tiday

ph 8.3

temp 80.4

salinty 1.0025 

amonia nitrite 0 

alk 8.9

phos low at 0.02

cal 452

nitrates .8 ordered a Hanna low range today

 

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Grimes

How much flow is hitting the LPS? They don't so well under strong flow. I tend to have them just gently swaying to keep then open fully and happy.

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Pbalz

The torch is barely moving he almost directly under pump out put

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Pbalz

I have had him in three spot he did best in the spot my xinia is in now but would prefer to leave him there

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Tired

If it's directly under the pump, it may not be happy there. It looks fairly retracted in your last photo. I would move it to somewhere with much lower flow, to see if that helps.

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Pbalz

Ok that photo was taken when the emails crab disturbed him he hasn’t been that retracted but I will move him tommorow

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Pbalz

They are sending the other Pom Pom for the switch

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seabass

So I assume the pic is of the filter media that came with the tank.  Looks like poly fiber filter floss.  Clean (or replace) it at least weekly. 

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Pbalz

That is what came with tank

 

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seabass

I don't necessarily see anything wrong with using them, as long as you keep them clean (and/or replace them as needed).

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mcarroll
On 1/12/2021 at 8:31 AM, Pbalz said:

Didn’t dose anything should I be Erving some phosphate or leave it alone

Sorry removing phospahte

 

You mostly just need to figure out why it changed so drastically.   It's not OK for that to be a mystery.  😉

 

Are you sure the test was correct?  If you re-test has it changed dramatically again or is it about the same?

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mcarroll
On 1/13/2021 at 4:26 PM, Pbalz said:

ph 8.3

temp 80.4

salinty 1.0025 

amonia nitrite 0 

alk 8.9

phos low at 0.02

cal 452

nitrates .8 ordered a Hanna low range today

This makes me question the high test result.

 

It's going to be hard for your corals to get happy and stay that way with nutrients always so low, on top of any other factors they may be contending with.

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Pbalz

I tested 3 days in a row everything stable and phosphates at .04 and nitrates at .8 so I think with the Hanna phosphates test I made a mistake for the high test your supposed to hold down the button to start timer I just pressed it and that was my mistake

 

Is .04 high enough for phosphates

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Grimes
42 minutes ago, Pbalz said:

I tested 3 days in a row everything stable and phosphates at .04 and nitrates at .8 so I think with the Hanna phosphates test I made a mistake for the high test your supposed to hold down the button to start timer I just pressed it and that was my mistake

 

Is .04 high enough for phosphates

I find with the Hanna tester that it needs decent light to work well, it will sit on C1 - - - for ages before moving to C2 or erroring in low light

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Pbalz

Ya I have bright led lights in my office so it helps I just ordered a Hanna nitrate cause I feel the led lights change the color of the standard test kits having trouble with my amonia kit is there an electronic kit for amonia

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Pbalz

Are there days that a coral won’t open and is there a reason if all parameters are in check? What is the cause could it be a crab in tank messing with it?

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seabass

Could be an irritant.  Could just be pooping. :unsure:

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Pbalz

Always seems to be one that is closed up torch doing a little better in new spy still isn’t all the way open but better when do u think I should give him a dip if he does f open

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seabass

Why are you dipping the torch again?  If it's not opening, it's probably a bit upset.  I'm not sure of the logic behind pissing it off again right after it starts recovering. :unsure:

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Pbalz

Good point he has not opened all the way since I purchased him ten to twelve days ago

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