Is my bubble coral ok?

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The fella is inflating ok but i am unsure what those brown parts are on the skeleton. Also one or two bubbles have tears but I presume it was like that when I received it. I did not dip it and drip acclimated it for around 15 minutes in tank water. Any thoughts?

I have no very accurate tests but here are my parameters:

Salinity 1.025
Nitrite 0
Nitrate < 5ppm but greater than 0 ppm
Ammonia < 0.02
PO4 < 0.25 but greater than 0
Calcium between 450-550 ppm
Hardness - i use test strips for this one but my water is generally very hard
 

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Any recommendations?


I'm colorblind so my needs are a bit different but these are good

Alk: red sea pro, salifert, and Hanna (I use red sea pro alk test)


Calcium: I use red sea but saliferts is cheap.


Magnesium: personal preference and accuracy isn't too important. I use red sea but the Hanna looks nice. Salifert works.


Phosphate: Hanna ulr phosphorus or ulr phosphate. Most phosphate kits are really difficult to read at low levels


Nitrate: I like the Hanna hr but lots of options work. Exact values are not as important unless you get very very low on nitrate.
 

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The fella is inflating ok but i am unsure what those brown parts are on the skeleton. Also one or two bubbles have tears but I presume it was like that when I received it. I did not dip it and drip acclimated it for around 15 minutes in tank water. Any thoughts?

I have no very accurate tests but here are my parameters:

Salinity 1.025
Nitrite 0
Nitrate < 5ppm but greater than 0 ppm
Ammonia < 0.02
PO4 < 0.25 but greater than 0
Calcium between 450-550 ppm
Hardness - i use test strips for this one but my water is generally very hard
Looks healthy. Feed it mysis shrimp in lieu of powdered foods
 

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