View Full Version : Spindly Palm Trees?

01/15/2017, 03:20 AM
Hey, Ive had those palm trees for about 6 months now. In the beginning they were extremely thick and very beautiful, but then slowly regressed and stopped opening at all (during my exam period of course). After exams I had some more time and attention to the aquarium and I checked that alkalinity was below 7 and other corals looked bad as well.
After adding alkalinity, it is now at 10 and corals seem MUCH better but definitely did not come back to their original state. Can I count on that? Or will my Palm trees look so spindly forevarh? :( Anything I can do?

01/15/2017, 07:48 AM
You referring to the pipe organ? Think that is the name....it looks like it is reaching for light..

01/15/2017, 10:50 AM
Hey yes, but also overall, it looks so thin and as if someone beat it up and drove it over with a truck kind of :/

I had alkalinity at a bit below 7 for a while and everything in the tank (mostly polyps) started withering. As I put the alkalinity up (by use of baking soda), they started recovering, but it still looks a bit sad imo. Is there anything I can do still?

Water parameters:
alk: 9-10
pH: 7.7 - 7.9
Salinity: 1.026/5
Calcium: 350 ppm

01/16/2017, 02:29 AM
clavularia glove and not orgelpipe (tubipora musica) ;-)

01/18/2017, 01:51 AM
Today, something happened and all my clavularia broke somehow :(( Does anyone know if there is anything I can do? I do not understand why it is so hard to keep this coral, when it is supposed to be easy.

The whole problem with it started after my tank had a small crash 4 months ago and since then it has been very strange.

Plz check the pics

salinity: 1.026
pH: 7.8
alkalinity: 9.4
Calcium: 420