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Old 12/19/2017, 08:47 AM   #1
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Elagance not happy, closed for several days.

I purchased an Elegance coral about 6 weeks ago, it spent 4 weeks in quarantine where it was open and appeared happy. I put it in the main tank 2 weeks ago and it looked fine for the first week and a half or so. Then a few days ago it started closing a bit more and now the last few days it has not opened at all. I read that they perfer lower flow so I moved it to the middle of the tank where it is the lowest and that did not help and maybe made it worse?

Tank: 125g
Lights: Reefbreeders Photon V2 x2 (I have them cranked down for acclimation 18% max currently)

Parameters:
Temp 78.5
SG:1.024
ph:8.1
Alk:8
Ammonia:0
Nitrate:0
Nitrite:0
Phosphate: .2ppm I just switched old gfo for new.
Calcium:500 (this is a bit high not sure if that would make them unhappy) I cant seem to keep my calcium reactor primed without turning it up higher which makes the calcium high.

Before Pic when it was looking better:



Picture today (sorry for the really crappy quality I couldn't get it to take any better with like 10 pictures)



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Old 12/19/2017, 08:57 AM   #2
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I have giving up on those corals they seem to always do bad in my tank. I think there just not meant to be kept in captivity. Is it an assuie or Indo. The assuie do better if itís Indo you bought a dying coral. Good luck though.


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Old 12/19/2017, 08:59 AM   #3
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Not sure which it is actually.


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Old 12/21/2017, 02:27 PM   #4
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Not sure which it is actually.
What did you pay? Aussies are more expensive.


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Old 12/23/2017, 10:49 AM   #5
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It was around $60 if I remember correctly. It started to open up a bit for a few days and today it is back closed. I am starting to fear the worst for this coral




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Old 12/23/2017, 10:50 AM   #6
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Sorry for the giant picture, it won't let me edit my post for some reason..




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Old 12/23/2017, 12:03 PM   #7
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Well after reading some more forums I found some people talking about a longer acclimation for light with them. I turned down the light a little bit more and it actually seems to be opening up. Will update of any more change.


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Old 12/25/2017, 02:41 PM   #8
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I hear they do better when attached to a rock


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