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Old 11/05/2017, 02:41 PM   #1
Anthonyb1
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Help hammer coral issue

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Iím new to the hobby. I received a tank from a friend, the tank has been running for 5yrs.
My hammer coral looks horrible. The stem seems to me deteriorating. Thought?


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Old 11/05/2017, 03:26 PM   #2
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If you recently moved the tank then the water chemistry is going to be bad just because the sand bed gets all messed up. The only thing you can do is frequent water changes, run purigen and chemipure.


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Old 11/05/2017, 03:28 PM   #3
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Tank perimeters? Hard to diagnose without that info..


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Old 11/05/2017, 05:28 PM   #4
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Ph 7.8
Calcium 420
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Temp 78


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Old 11/05/2017, 08:20 PM   #5
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Replace PH with DKH. Alkalinity not PH should be measured.


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Old 11/08/2017, 05:54 PM   #6
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The heads look good, in time it will outgrow the bad area. If it gets brittle you could gently apply epoxy puddy for frags as a sort of cast.


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Old 11/19/2017, 03:53 AM   #7
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I've never seen a coral where the body has deteriorated like this.

Was this pushed into a sand bed?


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