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Why have my acans died i mean i see the little tube worms but theyve always been there but havent done this before maybe they got hungry enough now
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It is kind of hard to tell from your photo but it appears the Acan still has tissue or is it just the lighting? Agreed that we need more info on your aquarium before being able to diagnose the problem
 
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Well i have acros flourishing so parameters good havent tested for a week lighting might be it i just moved them but iv never seen them retract like this i have tanks 3 months old but doing well i have lots of copepods and other critters from live rock lighting is t5 led hybrid i made myself around 95w for 30gal i will say my gsp frag i moved from my colony in my other tank did not make it either but i have plent of other corals flourishing
 
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Well i have acros flourishing so parameters good havent tested for a week lighting might be it i just moved them but iv never seen them retract like this i have tanks 3 months old but doing well i have lots of copepods and other critters from live rock lighting is t5 led hybrid i made myself around 95w for 30gal i will say my gsp frag i moved from my colony in my other tank did not make it either but i have plent of other corals flourishing
To clear up moving them i mean they were flourishing in the same spot a couple days ago but i moved them over like 4 inches a couple days ago to make room for pulsing xenia
 

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is it possible that it got stung by a neighboring coral? GSP are one of the most bulletproof corals so if that did not make it there must have been something seriously that went wrong
 
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The gsp i think died from to much light i put it up on the rock work should have been down further it never adjusted well plus i handled ot a little too rough first go at gsp il do a full round of tests when i get home but i think with everything else thriving it wouldnt be water parameters im leaning towards a pest of some sort but could be wrong or lighting i think also could be thr problem as in too much
 
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Well i just got my first to di unit was using store bought water before so this allows for big water changes now gunna do a 70% change tonight see if it help and dip it also il find out what happened if i gotta take the skeleton or the coral to my school biology lab school starts in a week if it can hold on
 

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Large water changes should only be peformed if you have a good baseline of parameters and needing to correct dire issues.
I would advise listing the following parameters and letting us take a stab at it before putting another nail in your tanks coffin.

Salinity (measured by refracto at a minimum)
Temp
Ph
Cal
Mag
Alk
Phosphate
Nitrate

Is your RODI system discharging 0ppm water?

These parameters alone will help us rule out most water issues aside from you doing an ICP analysis for any other contaminants.
 

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If you think its lighting thats too bright....you can reduce the output by half and slowly raise it 5% a day until at your target. A lot of coral actually dies from not enough light coupled with the inadequate enviornment for them to be able to photosynthesize.
 
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Iv changed my mind about lighting considering its been on the same sand bed for 2 months and had grown 30% bigger taking from my other tank and putting it in this one i have another colony of acans i could put in this tank to test and see whats going on
 
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Ro di is putting out 0 tds i have worked in a lab for 3 years running hplc units and gc also doing cell counts all sorts of water sampling for boilers and what not to run a ethanol plant i am not dumb i believe water parameters are absolutely fine but will check to assure i believe its a pest of some sort i just dont know how to identify what it is on one head of the acan the flesh almost completely removed something ate it
 
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Water going in is 180ppm coming out of ro cartridge is 8ppm going into di resin and coming out 0 all day long
 

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