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Old 01/01/2018, 11:41 AM   #1
seanbugeja
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New to corals...is my leather healthy?

Hi everyone. Just got this leather. Im a complete newbie to coral keeping. It has been two days in the tank and still hasn't shown me it's polyps. Does it look healthy? Is it a devils hand leather? Thanks


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Old 01/01/2018, 06:57 PM   #2
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probably is just getting used to your tank..plus leathers tend to do this from time to time,,is a devil hand too...give it some flow too helps with the shedding...new tank?? what are your parameters too...


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Old 01/01/2018, 07:00 PM   #3
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Judging by the sand, it looks like a new system. Leathers are temperamental when first putting them in. Assuming water parameters are in check, it will come out.


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"I'm totally frustrated by this disease. My display has been fallow for 2 months now. If ich happened to mysteriously appear again, I'm giving up and going back to African Cichilds."
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Old 01/01/2018, 07:01 PM   #4
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Yes new tank. I reduced flow as it was continuously bending away from the flow. When I reduced it, it no longer bent so I assume it was unhappy with the flow. However I'm doubting there's enough flow.
Amonia 0
Nitrite 0
Phosphate 0.04
Nitrate 3
pH 7.6
Kh 7


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Old 01/01/2018, 07:02 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone


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Old 01/01/2018, 07:06 PM   #6
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flow or not, it will come out. easy corals. i wouldn't sweat it.


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"I'm totally frustrated by this disease. My display has been fallow for 2 months now. If ich happened to mysteriously appear again, I'm giving up and going back to African Cichilds."
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Old 01/04/2018, 09:11 PM   #7
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Like everyone has said it looks like its just getting used to its new environment, looks good so far ! Enjoy ! I like that color .


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Old 01/04/2018, 09:32 PM   #8
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Got some zoas and gap yesterday. Gsp still not out zoas perfectly open. Can't wait for then to open up.

Update: leather is shedding


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Old 01/05/2018, 08:19 AM   #9
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Hi all.leather just shedq very thin plastic like film. Now its looking slumpy. It's "fingers" are pointing downwards and looks like a mushroom. i attached a pic Is this normal after shedding? Thanks


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Old 01/06/2018, 12:57 PM   #10
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IME these corals tend to prefer moderate lighting and a whole lot of chaotic flow. This helps to keep the coral free from detritus, algae etc and helps with the shedding process. Having a secure base also helps. Sand isn't very stable so you might want to consider gluing the base to rock structure somewhere. Once all these requirements are being met just leave the coral alone. GL.


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Old 01/19/2018, 02:02 AM   #11
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They're hardy corals give it some time. I've had one close for like 3 months in a new tank.


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Old 01/19/2018, 02:45 AM   #12
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