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Elegance coral

Postby jeff on 05 Feb 2016 18:49

This closed up about two wks ago and never opens anymore looks like it's eating itself

So wondering at this stage should I take it out as it's probably causing extra nutrients that I could do with out

Or wait it out

Here is a pic of it now
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Re: Elegance coral

Postby jeff on 06 Feb 2016 13:26

Anyone with experience have any info on this!!!
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Re: Elegance coral

Postby puddin110 on 06 Feb 2016 14:36

I've two large elegance, now and then they will close for a day or so usually a flow or light issue, also found if I target feed them they will close the following day...two weeks is Defo not good..however if there is still some life (pigment) I would live in hope..try moving it to a slow flow less light area? If no change after 24 hrs if take it out
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Re: Elegance coral

Postby jeff on 06 Feb 2016 15:13

Thank you!!

I just moved it to a kind of shady low flow corner

Only thing I can think of this happening is few wks ago I turned up my skimmer cause felt it wasn't doing enough
But now thinking the tank is to clean for the elegance

If I see no improvement by tomorrow I might move it to my aquanano which is probably not as clean
Although that might stress it more not sure??
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Re: Elegance coral

Postby sparky on 08 Feb 2016 11:44

Hey,

Elegance Corals actually do better in a tank that doesn't have perfect water parameters. Sounds counter-intuitive, but there you go! Ideal water parameters are:
calcium 400 to 450 ppm
alkalinity 3.2 to 4.8 meq/L
magnesium levels of 1200 to 1350 ppm
specific gravity of 1.024 to 1.02

Where do you have it positioned in your tank, on your live rock or in the sand bed? They do better in the sand bed, as that's where they would be naturally. The rock can also damage the under flesh of the coral. There are some examples of diseases etc the coral can get on the following article. http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-01/eb/index.php

Hope thats of help to you!

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Re: Elegance coral

Postby jeff on 08 Feb 2016 20:47

Thanks Brian

I have this coral probably a few yrs now I had it on lr on sand and on bb Deffo now believe it was caused by over skimming, I've moved it into my nano and I'm going to start a few experiments see if I can encourage it to open food ect.

The link is excellent by the way cheers
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