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Old 02-21-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Xenia die off


I've had pulsing xenia for a few years now and just find it strange that occasionally I have a die off. I had like 5 huge trees of it and suddenly a couple die, others looks totally fine. Weird.

I have so much of it I don't really care but just curious if this means anything. The rest is still pulsing away.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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Xenia is just one of those wierd corals. it can be many things that make them do that..
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:36 PM   #3
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If you get your water too clean, they'll die off IME
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:47 AM   #4
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Well I really doubt my water is that clean since my water changes are few and far between and there's plenty of detritus floating around in there.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:16 AM   #5
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Hmm - no idea - just following along in case someone has a clue...
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #6
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I have the same issue with pink pulsing Xenia. I used to have tons of it, so much that I would trade it back to the LFS for supplies and stuff. Now I only have one large rock with it on there, it's not spreading like before. I'm not adding iodine any more to the water, but my WCs, parameters, temp have not changed. The only thing that's changed is we moved 300 miles to the south and broke down the tank about 5 months ago - don't know what that means?

It's weird!

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Old 02-22-2008, 09:28 AM   #7
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The only thing that's changed is we moved 300 miles to the south and broke down the tank about 5 months ago
It's well known that Xenia only does well in Northern climates.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:33 AM   #8
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Oh Hoang, you're so funny! I'm in Texas - - and moved 300 miles south but STILL am in Texas! It's 1200 miles long!

So....do you mean they only do well in north Texas climates? Smile.

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Old 02-22-2008, 09:37 AM   #9
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HHC - it's much too warm in San Antonio. If you lived up towards the DFW are, trhe xenia would grow better. Move all the way up to Canada, it will grow like weeds!
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:56 AM   #10
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:24 AM   #11
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HHC - it's much too warm in San Antonio. If you lived up towards the DFW are, trhe xenia would grow better. Move all the way up to Canada, it will grow like weeds!
I think you are on to something. We live in Colorado and it grows in our tank at a healthy clip without getting crazy. That is about halfway between Texas and Canada in latitude.

Now we just need someone to put down his back bacon and Molson's and take a peek in his tank and confirm this theory.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:02 AM   #12
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try moving your tank to the north side of the house.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:22 AM   #13
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HHC - it's much too warm in San Antonio. If you lived up towards the DFW are, trhe xenia would grow better. Move all the way up to Canada, it will grow like weeds!

Man if thats the case I better start breeding

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OK Benzzz, get some xenia and see how it does.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:32 PM   #15
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What type of skimmer?try it drier.
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