Coral Falling Down

Discussion in 'Saltwater Beginners' started by Reef13G YT, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Reef13G YTValued MemberMember


    My tank is doing great. My coral is sick and is lying on the ground. I stuck his stem in the ground and he still managed to lie on the ground. what do I do?
  2. Reef13G YTValued MemberMember

    I got a new Xenia. I didn't acclimate it properly and it got sick for a day, next day I treated it. It came back to health next day. He grows and blooms all day, when I turn the light off for the night, he closes up. Is this normal.

    1 Lawn, 1 cardinal, 2 chromis
    All stats stable
  3. Maggie321Valued MemberMember

    Pictures help. What's your water parameters? Kind of coral?
  4. Reef13G YTValued MemberMember

    Temp Selenity pH. all good
  5. NartWell Known MemberMember

    You are going to need to provide a little more information.
    First of all, can you tell me all your parameters? I've heard plenty of times where someone says their water is good and it wasn't.

    Temp: ?
    Salinity: ?
    pH: ?
    Alk: ?
    Calcium: ?
    Magnesium: ?
    Ammonia: ?
    Nitrite: ?
    Nitrate: ?
    Water TDS: ?

    What kind of heater are you using? What are you using to check your temperature?
    What are you using to measure your salinity?
    What kind of salt mix are you using?
    What kind of water are you using? Tap? RO? RODI?

    Where did your coral come from? What was your acclimation process?
    What makes you think it the coral is sick? and what did you use to treat the coral?

    - It is completely normal for corals to close up when lights go off. It's what they do. Never treat the coral just because you think it is sick without properly doing the research. Doing so will cause more stress to the new coral in a new environment.
  6. Reef13G YTValued MemberMember

    I don't test my own water. I bring it to the fish store and they just say "it's good." "all good."

    My temp is the only thing I check myself. 78 Fahrenheit. normally.

    I don't mix salt I buy it.
    RODI water. [I don't know much about fishkeeping, but I sure know not to put tap water, especially in fresh.]

    My coral came from locally [now I'm happy, he started pulling]
    My acclimation was floating with slowly adding water, until my temp matched exactly.
    The coral won't stand up, he likes to lay on the sand.
    All I have done is stuck his roots in the sand.

  7. NartWell Known MemberMember

    I'm not sure what I can do to help you without knowing anything else...

    I'm also not sure what you mean by stuck his root in the sand and he likes to lay on the sand?
    A picture might help.
  8. Reef13G YTValued MemberMember

    ok let me upload a picture

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