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Old 02/07/2018, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hammer Explosion? ..& not in a good way

This Hammer has been acting up for the past two weeks, never fully expanded with short, lifeless tentacles...however it NEVER lost it's color, and was still eating! Everything I researched told me it was splitting so I left well enough alone..until today I came home to this. POOF gone. Now I've had my fair share of issues starting out in this hobby, and creeped through countless hours of forums / pictures...never have I seen anything like this!

Flow/Lights/Params/Stock - Nothing has changed whatsoever, had a short-lived and minor phosphate problem..Phosguard remedied quickly.

Anyone have ideas about what on earth has happened here?


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Old 02/07/2018, 03:15 PM   #2
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Old 02/07/2018, 06:06 PM   #3
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I woke up last week to notice a receding edge of my centerpiece torch, figure I would have to remove that head when I got home from work. Got home, too late, looked like yours except it had about 12 heads! I feel your pain!


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Old 02/08/2018, 06:28 AM   #4
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...Was it the same with yours, nothing wrong with parameters..just instant death?

Now I'm paranoid that if it can happen once without me knowing why..it can surely happen again!


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Old 02/08/2018, 08:10 AM   #5
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I see cyano on the rocks..
Its also possible that it simply injured itself on its own sharp skeleton simply from too much flow..

FYI.. Its also not a "soft coral" but rather a LPS coral..


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Old 02/08/2018, 09:01 AM   #6
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That particular hammer has been in a very low flow area since purchased so that couldn't possibly be the issue....& the cyano was from the phosphate spike a couple weeks back that the janitors haven't gotten to quite yet.

I'm still at a loss...lol


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Old 02/08/2018, 09:30 AM   #7
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...Was it the same with yours, nothing wrong with parameters..just instant death?

Now I'm paranoid that if it can happen once without me knowing why..it can surely happen again!
post a full tank shot, I bet your phosphate spike is what caused it to die


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Old 02/08/2018, 09:51 AM   #8
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Attached picture is from 4 days ago (currently "supposed" to be working so I can't get one right at this moment)

...this is exactly 3 days before the hammer died. It's the small purple-ish one directly above the frogspawn - when I thought it looked as if it was splitting.


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Old 03/09/2018, 02:16 PM   #9
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Mine did that when my nutrients were too low. First went the hammers followed by my torches and than my duncans. Stopped running any GFO and started feeding a bit more and all is well and showing good growth.


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Old 03/09/2018, 08:01 PM   #10
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What are you parameters ? Running GFO & Carbon? How long have you had it?


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Old 03/09/2018, 08:50 PM   #11
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posted in wrong place



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