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Hi - recently picked up these two frags but I have no idea what they are! Ones a birds nest - seems like a yellow green color (seriatopora I think) but not certain of the other acro. It’s a dark green. Trying to figure this out so I can provide the best tank placement. Thanks for your help! (The lighting doesn’t do the color justice)
Need to outfit my new shallow with easy sps and maybe some bright mushrooms. Any one have a few of these too ship to me or pick up around LA? Thx!
Hey guys, I have a bit of a small issue and its really bumming me out to see. My pocillopora I just recieved via mail has overnight lost several polyps. I cant tell if it was my fault or not, but I'll list my water parameters. this is from a 98.8% positive seller on ebay so I dont want to accuse them, but they offered two day shipping and it was so price effective I bought it. Is the coral bleaching or RTN? I've read that pocillopora with perform polyp bailout but I dont know how to look for that. the polyps were starting to extend yesterday, and look extended today. My params the day before adding coral before being topped with 1 gal freshwater; 1.024 sg 77.5 degrees - Fahrenheit 8dkh 440 ppm calcium 0 nitrate measurable 0 ammonia 7.8 ph today after noticing the white skeleton. 1.023 sg 77.5 degrees Fahrenheit 8dkh 420 ppm calcium 0 nitrate measurable 0 ammonia 7.8 ph I do not have a phosphate test kit, but I would think a aquatic life mini skimmer for 30 gals and chaeto would help bring phosphates to a minimal or at least acceptable level. the tank is hitting 6 months old at this point. 4 months if only considering this tank without transfer I do not understand why the coral looks to be doing so bad, and its a little disheartening. My acclimation was as follows; I picked up the package from the Post man himself, taken home, immediately opened and placed the container into my tank for 30 minutes to get the same temp. Then the coral was taken out of its cup and placed into a prepped 1 gal of water from my tank with 1 drop of SFE and 4 capfuls of CoralRx. it was agitated with an air pump and sat in there for 25 minutes. after the timer was up, I took the coral and placed at sandbed of my tank, my lights are finnex stingray 20" so the lighting isnt very bright to begin with. the photoperiod had less than 5 hours left before it was off for the night. during the time I saw the polyps starting to extend and it looked pretty good afaik, but it was today when I woke up to look it looks terrible. could this be polp bailout from the shipping, or RTN, or bleaching? what should I do, I do not own bone cutters to frag, the polyps are still out, and I will include pictures for reference. could this be because of the 2 day transit time? I'm just bummed because I thought I covered all my bases. this is today at 10 am this is yesterday at 5pm