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GregJames
02/16/2016, 02:45 PM
Does anyone have any idea why my hammer appears to be healthy, but is no longer green? Everything else seems to be happy...
Calcium is at 450
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matthewkennaway
02/18/2016, 01:17 AM
I have found that with hammers in the past if you have part of it covered and move it seems to look like it has lost its colour but it will come back in no time at all

Dkuhlmann
02/18/2016, 07:41 AM
All Euphyllia like low light and low flow. From where it is I assume that it's getting too much light. Need to see a full set of parameters to rule them out.

Just an FYI, Hammers are LPS corals not soft corals, figured I mention that since you posted this in the soft coral forum.

Relojdepeso
02/19/2016, 03:19 PM
From my experience are you giving it random flow.could be that it's not receiving enough flow.also my Euphyllia tend to do better with mid intensity lighting and random flow that keeps them swaying I'm different directions

GregJames
02/19/2016, 10:20 PM
Ok, I'm going to move it out of direct light. I do have a wave maker and the hammer sways nicely in the waves

oldbones
02/19/2016, 10:45 PM
What are the rest of your water parameters? Nitrates and phosphates?

Sully72
02/25/2016, 02:30 PM
Hammer needs less light and moderate wave action.

GregJames
02/25/2016, 02:34 PM
Hammer needs less light and moderate wave action.


I moved it into less light, and it now pulses with the waves. It still seems happy, but still no change in color. It's been a couple weeks now.
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Brisk
03/03/2016, 10:33 AM
subscribing

GregJames
03/03/2016, 01:49 PM
Another week, and it seems to be the same... I'm at a loss
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oldbones
03/04/2016, 04:06 PM
Hmm, I guess I don't see the problem. I've seen plenty of hammers/torches with less color than that, heck, I've got one myself.

Is it inflating fully? Does it shrivel up often, or for long? Excreting slime or mucus?

GregJames
03/04/2016, 05:25 PM
It shrivels about once a day, but mainly stays fully inflated. When I first got it, it was a bright neon green color in the tips.

Dkuhlmann
03/04/2016, 07:03 PM
You still haven't given us a full set of parameters.

GregJames
03/04/2016, 07:04 PM
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Dkuhlmann
03/05/2016, 08:15 AM
Your Mg is quite low and you appear to be having Kh swings. Are you dosing anything? Also what happened in the 4 days between to raise your Kh?