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  1. Amphrites

    Mystery Euphillia

    So I recently bought this coral, it was being sold as a cristata but it lacks the shaped-pronounced skeleton and has polyps which look more like tiny hammers. The heads are full-grown at about 1/2-2/3" wide with a relatively large mouth. I have no idea what on Earth this coral is, but was told it is a fast grower and frankly I think it looks great and will be perfect in a nano-tank setting with its' small-size, bizarre-compact-and-bushy growth pattern, and daisy-shaped heads. That said, has anyone bumped into a coral like this before?
  2. Azure Phoenix Reefing

    Hammer coral not feeling so well?

    So, the last couple of days, my Euphyllia is acting up a bit. I am not sure if it is not feeling well, or if it could be splitting or perhaps something else I am not aware of. What do you guys and girls think/suggest? This morning The afternoon As for parameters, only thing that is slightly elevated is my phosphate, since I am trying to balance out my chemistry some more. Other then that, my latest paramaters, before the water change last monday.  Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: ~10ppm Phosphate: .35 PH: 8.1-8.2 dKH: ~10.5 Calcium: 460 Salinity: 1.025 Temp: 77 Could it be preserving energy? Is it dying? I don't see any little critters, nor brownish goo, or zooxanthellae being expelled or whatsoever. It's been doing this for about 3 to 4 days now. Did a 25% waterchange on monday, to see if that would help out, so far it seems not to. Other corals and livestock seem to be ok and active and I haven't changed anything particular lately. Curious what you guys think could be going on 🤔.
  3. DylanCutchin1

    Corals about to touch each other

    Hello, I have a large wall hammer in the center of my tank, a branch GSP is about to touch the hammer, along with a zoa frag, and a duncan, I moved away some other things that were on small rocks but the rest is all touching each other as it supports the 'bridge'. I don't know what to do about the GSP as it isnt on a frag plug, the zoa is, so i could just move that. As a last resort i would like to just rip it off. I also have a nicely growing duncan that is about to touch this rock at the top of all softies, I could just move the whole rock away or sell it as keeping all these softies and hard corals is playing with fire and more fire. Any tips & advice is gladly welcomed. P.S. I trying to get the GSP off so that is why it is closed upbut i would say about 1 cm of space between that and the hammer.
  4. sapling

    Sapling’s 45p nano

    Hello everyone, so due to a incredibly rushed move I was forced to break down my fusion 10 and diy 25 😞 so two days here I decided to start a new tank! There’s a lot of local stores here and I amazingly saw a 45p and just had to have it when I saw. Anyways the equipment is a bit bare bones 1 aquaclear 30 1 aquatop 50w 1 nanobox tide I was able to take with me 11 pounds dry LR 10 pounds live sand ive decided to use dr Tim’s fishless cycle method and have been following that dosing with the ammonium chloride. Until the cycle is over I only have a sponge but plan to use purigen as well. Possibly red seas supplements or some other phosphate removal to correct water parameters from SW from the store. The next thing im thinking of is making a stand to house either a small sump to use Lily pipes to hide equipment or an ATO and reservoir, as evaporation is incredibly fast in Phoenix compared to Memphis. My planned inhabitants will most likely be no fish. As for corals, I’m wanting to keep a euphillia dominated tank. Possibly a couple other mushroom or lps. I’m currently looking at a large group of sexy shrimp with a couple other small critters like hermits and snails. I am also wanting to seed the tank with copepods but unsure what cultures I should be looking at? Is there any recommendation? Anyways here are the pictures of the tank so far! 7/23/18 thank you for any comments or advice!
  5. anniebanana267

    New Hammer Coral shriveling??

    i bought a small little Hammer Coral from my lfs about 3-4 days ago and it's been doing great. it even opened within a few hours of the same day I bought it. it's been doing great up to now when I got home it looks shriveled. a couple of its "tentacles" (I can't remember what they're called 😕 ) seem to be all dried up and they have a little black dot at the end. and I can see its "mouth" in the middle is open. I'll add a picture as soon as I can get a good one. parameters are : ammonia and nitrite 0 nitrate 20 salinity 1.026 pH 8.0 temp 78°F i don't have any other test kits but nothing else is out of wack because I took a sample of water to my lfs and he said everything is fine. please let me know! thank you 🙂
  6. coryscritch

    corys IM 14 gallon

    hi guys about 10 years ago i had a 65 gallon reef that i loved! since moving to nyc i haven't set one up until now. which began as a very basic 10 gallon tank. a month in she started leaking which forced me to upgrade to something a little bigger but much nicer. so heres what i have. tank -IM nuvo 14 gallon heater-cobalt 100w lighting -current orbit marine led (light works great for the price and what i have for now) -finnex light (for refugium) filtration -purigen -chemipure -phosnet i also have the algae barn nano refugium kit. -finnex hob refugium i have about 17lbs of live rock i got from my LFS (pacific aquarium) 5lbs of live sand flow -sicce .5 silent pump (stock pump was too loud) nano koralia weekly water changes (about 2 gallons) the old tank is pictured first. i liked the rock work much more in the first tank. all together the tank is about 3 months old.
  7. dawz2

    Bubble Hammer?!

    My hammer is doing great, but it has had a big bubble for the last several weeks! What in Oden's beard is going on?! Here’s a pic and short video clip:
  8. I'm pretty new to all of this. I had freshwater tanks for a while, many years ago, but didn't really understand the hobby and I didn't take the time to learn. I've always wanted a salt water tank, but stayed away because I was afraid of the the time and money commitment. A friend of mine owns a pet store. For years he's been trying to get me into the hobby because I'm always hanging out at his shop looking at his saltwater stuff. In December he finally got me. He gave me a Coralife 29 biocube. Oh boy, I had no idea what I was in for. It's been just under 6 months and it has been a hell of roller coaster, both good and bad. There's a lot to recap in just 6 months, but I'll start with where I am now. Then I'll recap everything I can recall going through/doing along the way to this point. Hopefully others can make use of all of the things that have and have not worked well for me. Attached is what my tank looks like as of April 8, 2018. Hardware: Coralife biocube 29 Stock hood/lighting: CF daylight, Actinic Blue, Blue LED bar x2 Stock Pump Upgraded ultra quiet hood fans Hydor 425 & 240 powerheads EHEIM Jager 150W heater Filtration: stock bioballs, carbon filter cartidge, Chemipure Elite Blue biobag 2 digital electric outlet timers to control lights Livestock: 2-Picaso Clowns 1-Yellow Wrasse 1-Purple goby firefish 1-Redstripe cleaner shrimp 1-Sand sifting starfish 6-crabs (3-red, 3-blue) 2-Nessarius snails 3-Turbo snails 2-Trochus snails 4-Astrea snails 1-Zebra snail 1-Bumblebee snail Corals: Duncan Frogspawn Hammer Kenya tree Zoanthids Blue star polyps Hollywood stunner
  9. bronson123

    Is my Hammer Coral healthy and happy?

    Hey! l have had an ORA Wall Pink Hammer Coral for a couple weeks now and I have had it in two locations: on top of rock work with more flow and now I have the hammer on the bottom of tank with low flow. l am new to reefing in general and do not know how to tell if my coral is happy and healthy, since every coral is different. Some of the smaller tentacles on my hammer have small curls in them and l am just concerned. Also, the hammer coral’s tenticles look spread out instead of compact like other hammer’s l have seen. Please give me some feedback. The hammer comes out everyday and never stays retracted, which makes me feel he is just fine! l will be upgrading to a Kessil 160w light eventually. Thanks!! For my tank details: - 20 gallon - Dual Marineland biowheel filter - 500 GPH power head - Clownfish, damsel, chromi fish - Frogspawn and Zoa Coral - Live sand - 2 Marineland LED Lights Tank was established and cycled until levels were at zero before adding anything. Cycling took 21 days before anything was added. l cycled with the product Stability and my water is tested every day. Water temp is kept at 74 with salinity of .022. The tank has been up for almost two months now.
  10. TitusNuvo20

    Titus' Fusion 20

    So we just upgraded to our Fusion 20 from a generic 10 gal. We had the tank for a few days and were just waiting on a stand from Walmart. Once we got the stand, it took us about 4 hours to transfer everything over. Equipment: Fusion 20 Wal-Mart Flipper stand Eshopps nano skimmer AI Prime HD 2 hydor nano circulation pumps 1 spin stream 75 watt neo therm heater 2 IM Fish Guards for the overflows Auto Aqua Smart ATO micro Hardscape: Mostly used carib-sea aragonite sand 10 lbs Then new sand same kind 7 to 8 lbs 40 ish lbs live rock transferred over Corals: Green birdsnest Bird of Paradise birdsnest Pulsing Xenia Season's Greetings montipora Lots of Green star polyps Hollywood stunner chalice 2 various acans Red cap montipora Hammer coral Frogspawn Jack o'lantern lepto Florida Ridordea's: orange, blue, green Yuma Ridordea Duncan coral Meteor Shower Cyphastrea Lots of zoas: Eye of Sauron Gold Midas Sunny D Rasta Radioactive Dragon Eye Fire and Ice Gobstopper My Clementines Gatorades Blonde Blue Eyed Bitches Watermelons Darth Mauls Fish: 1 oscellaris clown 1 snowflake clown 1 mandarin dragonet Inverts: 2 RFA's Assorted Snails: astrea, trochus, margarita
  11. Hey! Anyone in the Milwaukee area looking for some healthy livestock check out my craigslist. I'm in college right now and Im about to intern out of country for a conservation project an cannot take care of these fellas. Just need a good home for them. Im asking 180 but Im willing to work with the right respectful buyer  Also here is a video I shot of the tank on 1/11/18 for some more views of the livestock.  Thanks!   https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/d/looking-for-home-for-corals/6446016679.html  Â
  12. aerotiy

    New favorite

  13. weston.bechtold

    Will LPS sting LPS

    Hello all, Im striving to have a pico tank full of lps euphyllia and one small zoo colony. I am wondering if I will be able to pack torches hammers and frogspawn closely together without a coral warfare going on. If not, can I put the same corals together? For example hammer next to hammer, or torch next to torch? Any comments are appreciated!!:)
  14. Hi everybody I purchased this frag at a lfs in Denver and it was doing really good for about a month now for some reason just the green hammer Coral is closing up and it's been closed for about three days. If anybody has any suggestions as to why it's closed I'd like to know thanks. ----Tank stats---- 30gallon Salinity 1.025 Mg 1260ppm Alk 8.4dKH Ca 480ppm Nitrate 0-2ppm Temp 78.5°F
  15. Lugmos12

    Hammer coral weird tentacle

    Spotted these two weird tentacle heads on this green hammer. is it normal? Â
  16. I introduced a new small single head branching hammer coral to my reef tank. Placed it next to my existing 1 year old 4 head hammer. In a matter of 1-2 days, I noticed that my old hammer had its two heads that are facing the new hammer retracted and slimming. Moved the new hammer to another place. The new hammer looks healthy. The old hammer has 2 heads affected and the other 2 heads (the ones that were not facing the new hammer) doing OK. The affected heads are showing some brown slime (I hope it is not brown jelly) and I have seen some tissue and polyp detachment. Any recommendations? Params: Tank is 1 year old with healthy coral and fish. Salinity: 1.026 pH: 8.2 PO4: 0.02 ppm NO3: 0.5 ppm Alk: 8.9 dKH Ca: ˜430 Temp: 80.6 F constantly for 1+ year Other: I have been vodka and vinegar dosing for about a year now. First NOPOX, then Vodka + Vinegar for, and currently Vinegar-only. I don't think this is related as all other corals are doing fine, including the other heads of this affected coral, but maybe worth mentioning. Pics: 1. Zoom of affected head. 2. Affected hammer coral 3. New hammer coral
  17. Lugmos12

    Broke branching hammer

    So i was trying to trim the skeleton of my hammer and i broke the entire thing into three pieces. ugh it was doing really well
  18. Lugmos12

    is this hammer splitting?

    I see two mouths and it looks like it's stretching in the middle
  19. Lugmos12

    Hammer

    I got this Hammer head from a local refer. Is it safe to cut the white part down and then glue it to a rock? Can the white part be placed straight into the sand?
  20. Hi! I have a 6 month old 14 gallon nano (Fluval Evo) that has been doing great. We have 2 clown, 1 blue damsel, 1 Rainford Goby, basic clean up crew. For corals, have zoanthids, a pulsing zenia (growing and pulsing nicely), 2 headed torch coral, Long Polyp Leather, 2 Duncans, Bubble Coral, Green Polyp and Metallic Green Hammer Coral (the coral in question) The metallic green Hammer was added to the tank exactly two weeks ago with a couple frags of the green polyps. It was doing totally fine, opening every day, closing a bit a night. Unfortunately I had to leave town last Friday for a family emergency out of state, and left the tank in care of very capable girlfriend - she can handle the basic feeding and watching the tank, she doesn't overfeed. I tested parameters right before I left and they were great: Salinity 1.025Temp 77.9Ph: 8.1Nitrates 0Phosphate 0.09Calcium 400Alk 8 dkh We do a weekly 10% water change. I have a couple of Arlo cameras on the tank so I can spy on it when I'm travelling just to make sure everything is ok. I noticed over the weekend and progressing through today that the hammer was not opening and is expelling some brown gunk. I've tried to read up on the forums about this and see conflicting reports (based on different people's photos) that things like this could be brown jelly disease or the coral is expelling it's Zooxanthellae. I wanted to post my actual photos for real opinions on what's happening with mine, if anyone can help. Unfortunately I'm not home and won't be for 3 or 4 more days. I can try to direct my girlfriend what to do if anyone has ideas. Hoping for input that it's going to last until i get home and can test water again. EVERYTHING else in the tank is perfectly fine and doing great. Also of note (and wondering if this could be it) - one day before adding this coral, we upgraded the tank lighting from the stock Fluval lid lighting (primitive on/off white or blue only tank light) to the AI Prime HD+ with a nice light programming setting and schedule recommended by many others. I put it on a 3 week acclimation schedule to ramp up the lights from 50% of setting to 100% of setting over the 3 weeks. I'm curious since the hammer looked great for about 5 days then slowly started to do this (looking like these photos today) - do we think the AI Prime (only at 50% and acclimating is not acclimating slow enough and the coral started to react to too much light? Again, everyone else is fine. I think it's interesting that the coral looks best on the ends (where it's under the shade of the live rock) and worse in the middle, where it's under direct light. If this is a too bright of light issue, i can lower and extend the acclimation schedule. Based on these photos though, do people agree with this assesssment? Or am I in more serious trouble? Will it recover? I'm hopeful since I do still see a lot of green throughout, it's just expelling this brown stuff but the polyps still seem nice and green even though they are withdrawn significantly. Thanks for any advice!
  21. TripleTrouble

    Torch good neighbor for my Hammer?

    Just picked up the three headed torch coral yesterday. I initially had it on a rock shelf, but wanted to have it closer to my hammer. I read a bit and there seems to be some mixed feedback on whether they can be next to each other. In the pic, you'll clearly see the torch isn't fully extended since i just moved it. What do you think? Too close?
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