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Old 02/05/2018, 09:00 AM   #1
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Coral ID

Hey guys, just got back into the hobby from a 10 year Hiatus, and reconfigured my 90 Gallon FOWLR (making a transition to a Reef Tank) on the rocks i found this coral, can anyone help me ID it?
And is it hard keep alive and flourishing?

Temp : 80
PH :8.39
Salinity: 33.1
Alkalinity: 10
Calcium: 380
Mag: 980
Nitrate: 0
Phosphate:0

Dosing Seachem Reef Fusion 1 and Reef Fusion 2, on alternate days 70ml. with a Jebao Dosing Pump.

Berlin Style Sump with a refugium, Growing Chaeto (trying).
2 Hydra26 HD Running from 8am to 8pm.
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Old 02/05/2018, 10:28 PM   #2
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it looks like a partially dead acropora base.


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Old 02/06/2018, 04:51 AM   #3
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You're also going to have to raise that mag and calcium.


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Old 02/06/2018, 07:14 AM   #4
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I agree that your calcium and Magnesium are pretty low. I'm surprised that the Alkalinity is where it's at. Before adding any more supplements I would suggest getting your water checked at your LFS.

As for the coral - perhaps a very unhappy goniopora sp.?


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Old 02/06/2018, 12:28 PM   #5
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It looks kind of like the remnants of a Montipora digitata IMO.


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Old 02/06/2018, 12:47 PM   #6
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Always raise mag first to approx 1350, then measure Alk and calcium and dose if required.
Mag is the buffer for these two....


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Old 02/06/2018, 10:59 PM   #7
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Thanks alot guys, getting mag levels up, taking my ro/di water tested and will do my best to take care of this sps cotal.


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Old 02/07/2018, 02:04 PM   #8
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Stylocoeniella?


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Old 02/07/2018, 05:14 PM   #9
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It looks kind of like the remnants of a Montipora digitata IMO.
My guess as well.


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Old 02/08/2018, 07:21 PM   #10
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Check this out.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2008/1/aafeature2

HTH.


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Old 02/08/2018, 07:51 PM   #11
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my guess would be browned out stylophora


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Old 03/07/2018, 09:33 AM   #12
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Just a quick update,

MG:1350
Ca:460
Kh:9
PH:8.39
Phosphate: 0
Niitrate: 0

And took the foto and a friend with a lot of experience in the Hobby and this is what he to the conclusion the coral to be:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Montastraeidae
Genus: Montastraea
Species: M. cavernosa
Binomial name
Montastraea cavernosa
Linnaeus, 1767

Again thanks a lot to all of you guys, now im confident i can add more corals.....btw the coral is doing awesome.......


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