Pectinia help

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Pectinia help

Postby Toomanyhumans on 16 Mar 2016 18:38

Hi all

I am having trouble with my pectinia.

It is only in the tank 2 weeks and is starting to loose colour and pealing from a number of it's tips.

Any ideas what might be the issue and how to help him.



Temp is 26.5
Ph is 8.2
Kh is 9
Nitrates is 2
Nitrite is 0
Phosphate is 0
Cal is 440
Mag is 1460

Thanks.
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Re: Pectina help

Postby JamieZhu on 16 Mar 2016 21:56

your water is good, maybe the light and flow were not good enough, show pics if you have.
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Re: Pectinia help

Postby Toomanyhumans on 17 Mar 2016 02:07

Thanks Ill see if I can upload some.
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Re: Pectinia help

Postby Toomanyhumans on 17 Mar 2016 02:22

Thanks Jamie hopefully you can see these
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Re: Pectina help

Postby JamieZhu on 17 Mar 2016 16:01

this one need very low light, low flow.
i dnt know what pectina was until i see the pic of your coral :D
pectinia is the name of that coral, but if you search pectina u get nothing ... :(
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Re: Pectina help

Postby JamieZhu on 17 Mar 2016 16:08

its a shame such nice coral does not get chance to show off itself.
even low light spot will burn the skin, this one likes shadow.
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Re: Pectinia help

Postby Toomanyhumans on 17 Mar 2016 16:15

He is on the sand bed as low as possible
Is it possible for him to recover.

should i cut back the Pealing sections

Thanks
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Re: Pectina help

Postby JamieZhu on 17 Mar 2016 16:19

Toomanyhumans wrote:He is on the sand bed as low as possible
Is it possible for him to recover.

should i cut back the Pealing sections

Thanks


I can see you have it on the bottom of your tank, but that still too much, believe me.
Tt is the most fast grow lps, move it to a lowest light spot it will recover in a week.
when i say lowest u can put it under the shadow almost no light.
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Re: Pectina help

Postby JamieZhu on 17 Mar 2016 16:21

if you have K supplement put some into your tank.
potassium will help it recover quickly, boost to 410 will help a lot.
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Re: Pectinia help

Postby Toomanyhumans on 17 Mar 2016 16:43

ok I can get him in shadow to the back corrner of the tank but he will be raised about 6 inches up to rest on some rock

Thanks again Jamie
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Re: Pectinia help

Postby Toomanyhumans on 17 Mar 2016 17:04

no K Supplement but ill grab some tomorrow and a test kit.
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