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FINDINGFRANCIS
03/19/2017, 10:13 AM
I've recently received a favites coral via liveaquaria about a week ago that is starting to look like it's on its way out the door. Any advice?

Water parameters:
1.025 (refracto)
8.2 ph
8.3 dkh
440ca
Nitrates 0
Phosphates 0
Nitrites 0
Ammonia 0
Sb reef light
Stable 78.5 degrees

I've attached an image of the specimen.

JUNBUG361
03/19/2017, 04:05 PM
What's your par readings on the placement of the coral? Also how much flow?

FINDINGFRANCIS
03/19/2017, 06:08 PM
I don't have a way to measure par, but I would imagine lower since it's on the substrate! It's a 29g bowfront so I have a 550gph powered on the back left facing the length of the tank which cycles on and off with a controller in 15 min increments. I also have a 550gph powerhead located on the back of the tank on the opposite side facing upwards running 24/7

fishkeeprian
03/20/2017, 04:37 AM
I've recently received a favites coral via liveaquaria about a week ago that is starting to look like it's on its way out the door. Any advice?

Water parameters:
1.025 (refracto)
8.2 ph
8.3 dkh
440ca
Nitrates 0
Phosphates 0
Nitrites 0
Ammonia 0
Sb reef light
Stable 78.5 degrees

I've attached an image of the specimen.

The white is the skeleton so it is losing tissue.

If your phosphates and nitrates are truly 0 then you need to up these. Lps like slightly high nutrient water. Are you feeding it, do you notice and feeding tentacles? they are fairly aggressive feeders and will benefit from a couple of feeds a week.

FINDINGFRANCIS
03/20/2017, 07:27 AM
I haven't been spot feeding lately but I do have some reef roids! I've only noticed a couple tentacles kind of stuck out. I'll try to spot feed.

AlSimmons
03/20/2017, 11:20 AM
It actually doesn't look that bad. You could try dipping the coral in something like Revive or Coral Rx and see if that helps. IME these corals seem to do best with both moderate lighting & flow. Also, if your going to keep it on the sand bed like that you might want to pick the coral up and then set it back down on a regular basis. This will keep the edges from getting buried in the sand. Rotating the coral 90 degrees every now & then will also help it fill out more.

uncwba00
03/20/2017, 01:30 PM
are the tentacles out when the lights are off?

FINDINGFRANCIS
03/20/2017, 03:44 PM
I haven't noticed any feeder tentacles after lights out

FINDINGFRANCIS
03/20/2017, 06:03 PM
Spot fed and of course the back side is still a little white but it doesn't look as bad to me.