Jump to content

why are my corals weird :)


dieselndixie

Recommended Posts

So, let me elaborate....

Been reef keeping for around 2 yrs now...simple stuff only (softies, clowns, shrimp, etc)

Anyway....I am wondering why my zoas, and mushrooms all have long stalks on them....no sitting right on the rocks like most pics I see. Also, my xenia are elongated, but I fragged a piece for a buddy, and in his tank, its short and has the poms opening and closing rapidly (like i would have liked)

they all grow and reproduce fairly regularly...but just dont look like everyone elses.

what could it be?

24g nano

viper 70w halide clipon

upgraded pump to maxi (cant remember model, but the same one all the nano guys upgrade to)

koralion (or whatever that thing is called....i dont use it all the time, it seems to add too much flow)

IMG_3542.jpg

IMG_3552.jpg

IMG_3555.jpg

IMG_3558.jpg

all thoughts are appreciated!

thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My softies used to do that too. I fixed the problem by replacing a few bulbs that had gotten old. If your bulbs are fine you might need more light or a different kind of bulb. What a guy at River City Aquatics told me was that the corals will elongate their stalks to get closer to the light. If it's just a few that are doing this you can also move them closer to the surface.

So, let me elaborate....

Been reef keeping for around 2 yrs now...simple stuff only (softies, clowns, shrimp, etc)

Anyway....I am wondering why my zoas, and mushrooms all have long stalks on them....no sitting right on the rocks like most pics I see. Also, my xenia are elongated, but I fragged a piece for a buddy, and in his tank, its short and has the poms opening and closing rapidly (like i would have liked)

they all grow and reproduce fairly regularly...but just dont look like everyone elses.

what could it be?

24g nano

viper 70w halide clipon

upgraded pump to maxi (cant remember model, but the same one all the nano guys upgrade to)

koralion (or whatever that thing is called....i dont use it all the time, it seems to add too much flow)

all thoughts are appreciated!

thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

well, they did that before when I had the stock PC lighting...and now with the upgraded 70w halide 14k (about 5-6 months ago) they havent changed.....

and my buddies tank, with less lighting has the xenia from my tank looking awesome. he has less flow than me.

what about temp? could that be a factor?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do you have an Auto-topoff? I was "fighting" this issue as well. I thought it was the light,temp, etc.. When I added an ATO it seemed to "calm" every thing down.

This is purely anecdotal, but I believe in ATOs anyway.

Really, it isn't a bad thing. If the corals still have color then your cool. sweet crab pic!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do you have an Auto-topoff? I was "fighting" this issue as well. I thought it was the light,temp, etc.. When I added an ATO it seemed to "calm" every thing down.

This is purely anecdotal, but I believe in ATOs anyway.

Really, it isn't a bad thing. If the corals still have color then your cool. sweet crab pic!

do they make one for a nano? after adding the halides and taking the top off....i did get more frequent evaporation, and i have to add top off water every other day

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

so, i got a new test kit...and this one is showing that my ph was 7.7

do you think that could be what made my zoas all stretch?

I just have a hard time believing that they arent getting enough light from a 70w halide in a nano....thx

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...