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shua71
05/19/2017, 08:42 PM
Hey guys my hammer corals are all looking very odd. Has anybody had experience with this before? I've had them for over a year and they have split but they just look odd. I have a SCA 50 cube with a nano box duo

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/1508/092lRv.jpg

shua71
05/19/2017, 09:24 PM
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/922/092lRv.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pm092lRvj)

karimwassef
05/19/2017, 09:59 PM
what's odd about it?

shua71
05/19/2017, 10:13 PM
I find the shape of the tentacles very odd in all 3 of them. They don't look anything like hammers and appear more like frog spawns

ComforablyNumb
05/20/2017, 07:47 AM
Maybe they are frogspawns.

shua71
05/20/2017, 12:34 PM
Maybe they are frogspawns.

They were definitely hammers when I first purchased them. The polyps were full and they had the hammer coral shape

jstack
05/28/2017, 05:33 PM
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jstack
05/28/2017, 05:40 PM
alot of white light for Lps those scoly's have a sheen to them and I can't see a mouth is it tucking it's mouth in? the hammer on the left(direct light) is playing hot potato(fat tentacles) to get some light while the 4 in dark are rather compact with their polys smushed in almost as if they were trying to stay out of direct light. they should be fluting to the light.like a wine glass.....

shua71
06/08/2017, 04:56 AM
The scolymia are fine just the angle of the photo. So you think too much white light is the issue?

JonezNReef
06/08/2017, 12:29 PM
Do they only get most of there flow from the back to front? I had some hammers and frog spawn look similar to yours when that was the case for mine. I redirected the flow so it was more random and they went back to there normal look.

shua71
06/08/2017, 02:19 PM
Do they only get most of there flow from the back to front? I had some hammers and frog spawn look similar to yours when that was the case for mine. I redirected the flow so it was more random and they went back to there normal look.

Yes they do. All the flow in my tank is from the return pump as I couldn't find a good spot for a powerhead and the tank seems fine without one