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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Ya'll So I've had this silver xenia coral for about 2-3 months. Healthy since then. Closed up Thursday or Friday, and hasn't opened since. There is a small brown, two holed, and appears to be empty appendage on the side of the frag. It shrinks back in when when you touch it or get near it...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Y'all! Back with another question. I bought this coral frag from a online store about 1-1.5 months ago (roughly). Was supposed to be GSP. I thought maybe the stress of shipping made it different looking. However, after viewing others photos and realizing that time has not changed anything...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Bit of a general question, but in my case specifically to do with some pulsing Xenia which is struggling. Parameters are all okay, phosphate was a bit low a week or so ago but I've done about 4 water changes in the last 8 days. Xenia was okay before, but over the past week it's been gradually...
  4. "Soft" corals
    My Xenia has slumped over 2 days ago after staying total 3 days in the tank. Its head has fell off from it ,the body has a split like someone cut them what should I do? will it come back to life? Tank info: 6 Gallon Salinity : 1.025 LED 9x1 watts reef lighting beamworks Light schedule 6-6PM...
  5. "Soft" corals
    Hey there everybody, I bought a cespitularia frag that is just going nuts in my tank. I haven't fragged it before and was curious if it is fragged similar to Xenia. The way it is growing is its sending these runners across the sand (probably looking for a surface to attach to). Can I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    GSP, Xenia and an encrusting gorgonian walk into a bar... I mean tank. Who walks out over the others? I like invasive corals, it's a weakness. Pulsing Xenia hypnotizes me, I love grassy looking fields of GPS, encrusting gorgonians reminds me of trees from a Dr. Seuss book. I let them do their...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    There was one head of xenia that survived removal. So i mixed up kalkpaste and put it on a clam shell and covered it up. First issue is will the kalkpaste raise the pH in my tank to quickly as it mixes with the water? Second issue is how long should i leave this on?
  8. "Soft" corals
    I may be biting off more than I can chew with this question, but I've read soooo many threads on Phosphate control, alk/calium/mag levels, lighting everything. But I need to figure out why I don't have growth in my tank. I personally have had moderately high phosphate levels but I believe I...
  9. "Soft" corals
    Hi All, It seems like I've got something growing off of the base of my leather, but I can't tell what it is. It doesn't look quite like aiptasia (not translucent or fleshy enough), but it also doesn't look like the leather it's growing off of. We had a pulsing xenia some months back that died...
  10. "Soft" corals
    I know that Xenia can be tempermental as in they will close for long periods of time, stop pulsating for no reason, and much more. But I've noticed something different with my little guys. They have been doing great for WEEKS. But suddenly this has happened... everything else is happy in the...
  11. SPS Coral Forum
    I keep a small frag of Xenia in my Nanocube to warn me of high nutrient water or other problems. When the nutrients are low (better for my SPS), the Xenia stays small and will not open a lot. When the water is high nutrient, it fully extends and begins to grow. Its my version of a "Canary in...
  12. LPS Coral Forum
    I think I killed my hammer coral. I've had it for about 3 weeks or so and it was doing beautifully (see before pic). I noticed that my salinity was a bit higher than usual (39ppm) and decided to reduce it when I was doing a water change. I probably reduced it too quickly (brought it down to...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Greetings from down South, I am new to The Reef Tank and to reef keeping in general. My tank is only about 3 months old and I've finally gotten past the green hair algae! I've made a lot of mistakes along the way and once I began actively googling every question I had I realized that most of...
  14. "Soft" corals
    Recently I purchased a clump of red and a clump of yuma mushrooms. They've been doing great, but ever since I put them in my aquarium, my Xenia has been in decline. It actually has gotten to the point where a whole group have died. I was wondering if this was the result of the mushrooms...
  15. "Soft" corals
    Ack my Xenia is "attacking" my Toadstool, while it looked cool at first it now has Xenia growing up the "stalk". I was planning to use some stainless scissors to cut the Xenia as close to the Toadstool as possible and attaching it to some rubble rock so as to give the toadstool some "breathing"...
  16. "Soft" corals
    I wanted to get an easy coral to start off my reef career, so I got an xenia. I've been more than happy with it and it has been fully extended almost all the time. However, over the months that I've had it, I've noticed small white flecks on the "trunk" get steadily larger. I thought this might...
  17. Nano Reefs
    Hello, I have a small 10 gallon saltwater aquarium that I am housing pulsing Xenia and some turquoise mushrooms along with a couple of clown fish. This is just an additional tank which I have until I get my 90 gallon set up. I am using a Hagen Aqua Clear filter on the tank along with an LED...
  18. "Soft" corals
    It's been thriving for 3 years but now has shrunk back to 1/6th it's size. Water checks all good. Nothing new in tank. Any ideas?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I picked up a small frag with some xenia on it as well as a few lime palys. It looks like the xenia is trying to stay away from the paly, so will they kill each other? Next question, I know many avoid either one of these corals due to them spreading like weeds. Should I cut off the palys...
  20. Reef Fish
    I want to break the myth about mixing different clowns in the same tank. I have a 66 gallon tank that has been up for a year. I started my tank last July and decided to make it a predominantly clown and anemone tank. I've always thought the Fire Clown fish are cute, so are the Pink skunks. I...
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