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Old 03/09/2018, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hammer problems

I bought these two hammers from a store and they haven't been doing too well. They lost color and not extending. I recently started to dose Cal,Mag, and Alk, noticed that some of the color came back on one, but the other still hasn't came out, the one that got some of the color back gets medium flow, and the one at the front hasn't came out in about 2 months, it use to be glued to the rock towards the bottom (use to come out and was purple then) when I noticed it was bleaching I put it on the sand, and has been the same ever since. Something to note is that they weren't aquacultured, the other green hammer I have was is aquacultured and is doing great. I also recently started to dose because my levels kept depleting.

Temp: 77
Salinity: 35.5
ph: 7.68-8.03
Alk: 8.45
Cal: 420
Mag:1250


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Old 03/09/2018, 09:12 PM   #2
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This is how this hammer use to look like:
Mine still has a bunch of flesh inside




This is how this one looked like:


A tank picture:



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Old 03/11/2018, 01:38 AM   #3
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Old 03/12/2018, 02:50 AM   #4
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Bump, all thoughts are welcomed.


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Old 03/12/2018, 07:42 AM   #5
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Move to LPS? Maybe too much light?


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Old 03/12/2018, 08:15 PM   #6
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Hammers are LPS corals. Coral in the first picture is good as dead. Hammer in 2nd picture looks normal and 3rd looks somewhat bleached. They are probably recovering from lack of or swing of alk, Ca or Mg.

Also your corals are to bunched up together. It will not end well. Eventually they will kill one and other.


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Old 03/13/2018, 02:01 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies, I'll wait and see what happens now that my levels are stable, I'm not too worried about how close they are to each other, I'm in the middle of upgrading to a red sea 350, so they will all be moved there.


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Old 04/06/2018, 09:07 PM   #8
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The proximity of them together could be causing part of this. A lot of corals will send out sweeper tentacles at night that will sting and kill others. These can extend very far past what the normal size of the coral is. At the very least I would move the euphylia by each other as they “usually” get along with each other.


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Old 04/13/2018, 08:36 AM   #9
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Stability is key. How much light ate they getting?


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