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  1. Hey guys! I have had my 40 liter nano running now stable for about 4 months. Everything is theiving and growing and look's very healthy. Just one coral isn't doing very well at the moment.... One digitata, actually the very first coral that went into the tank three months ago! Three weeks ago, in amther of days, the polyps retracted and the bottom went pale. The only change i made before that, was adding two mangroves in sump and removing some filtermedium. I then reintroduced the filtermedium and the digitata stabilized. The color in the pale parts slowely came back. The polyps just didn't. In the healthy parts the polyps came back better every day. Niw three weeks later, I came home today and compared to yesterday about 1cm went pale! I don't inow what's happening... It grew great in the first few months. In some parts even up to 0,5 cm. In the last two months the rock on which the digitata is, is also covered in hard, dark brownish algea. I actually like the look of it, so didn't see it as a problem. Could it be? See the photo's for what i mean. All other animals are doing great! Eating, growing, making house, cleaning, shitting and did i mention growing? i have: - couple occelaris - 1 orange spotted watchman goby - 1 pacific cleaner shrimp - 2 blue legged hermit - 1 nassarius - 3 astrea - bunch of brittle stars - 1 peanut worm - 1 bristle worm - about 30 featherdusters - small superman monti - small monti carpricornis - two small hammer corals - 1 toadstool - 1 goniopora - 2 small mangroves living in the filter - some beautiful coraline algea - handful of hitchhiker sponges - 1 monti digitata values: Temp: 25.4 sal: 1.026 kh: 9 ca: 460 ph: 8 mg: 1470 no3: 2 mg/l nh3: 0 po4: 0
  2. Azure Phoenix Reefing

    Montipora Digitata polyp extension question

    I recently got my first SPS frag, a blueish Montipora Digitata. Now, with my other corals, I could get a decent enough idea if they were happy or not concerning flow and lighting for example, because their response was quite obvious and quick (Euphyllia and Rhodactis for example). However, this being my first SPS, I am not so sure, so I figured I'd make a small thread, hoping you guys and girls could help me out. As for my parameters, I measured these this morning and the frag is in my system for about a week; Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: ~3ppm Phosphate test kit is on its way PH: 8.2 dKH: 11.3 Calcium: 475 Lighting: AI Prime HD on a somewhat customized AB+ schedule and on an acclimation period until February 23 Flow: return nozzle and Aqamai KPS Left side view right side view Close up (crop) where the polyps seem to extend the most I am not entirely sure yet about the placement, because I see a lot of shading/dark sides on the frag, which is a result of the shape as well. I am also wondering if I could accidentally burn it, having it so high up on the rocks, that's why I put the Prime on an acclimation period though. Last but not least, my apologies for the quality of the images. They were made with my phone, yet I am looking to buy a filter and magnifier soon, because I really enjoy taking pictures of the frags and how they're evolving/growing. What do you guys and girls think? Polyp extension alright, or no? Anything I could or should change, any feedback is much appreciated! Bonus question, is it normal to tweak that much in the early stages of having a reef aquarium? I just can't seem to let it be, instead, I am wondering if the light schedule is alright, what about the placement of the frags....Flow, wondering if the return nozzle is aimed alright and the KPS schedule is decent enough....Oooh, how about the turnover rate? 🤦‍♂️ (I am really enjoying it though, don't get me wrong, haha!)
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