Is my hammer coral struggling

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So the only thing that is wrong with my water parameters is the phosphates are at like .050 .
I just want to know it split the head in the picture only a day ago and hasn't fully split yet but I just wanted some more experienced people's opinions.

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Well im not worried about him retracting but the tips aren't hammer shape anymore really. And it looks like the color faded slightly from the tips
 

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I see also this is a brand new tank. Going to be rough going with lps corals this early. The anemone will also have a hard time. With both I had horrible luck until around 6 or 7 months of maturing time.
 
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It's not that new it's in month 5 now as of last week. And both anemones have been doing really well actually haha
They have had a little bright white LED during the day so I might need to turn it down a slight bit then the flow they don't get direct flow the flow bounces off of the front glass of the tank to the corner before hitting them so I do not believe the flow is weak its only a 250 to 300gph powerhead.
 
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Alkalinity is a constant 8-10 with a daily dosing
Calcium is anywhere from 400-440 with the daily dosing
Phosphates have been slightly up last two days around .050
And everything else is at normal levels also I just checked the powerhead is a 240gph powerhead
 
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I believe the coral is healthy with no major issues I bought it at 2 heads and one head split after about a month and within a day or two the other head started splitting. But it started bubbling up a bit on some of the tentacles, and I think it's like a bubble tip anemone just trying to make shade so I might try turning the white light down a bit and the intensity slightly down.
 

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I believe the coral is healthy with no major issues I bought it at 2 heads and one head split after about a month and within a day or two the other head started splitting. But it started bubbling up a bit on some of the tentacles, and I think it's like a bubble tip anemone just trying to make shade so I might try turning the white light down a bit and the intensity slightly down.
What lighting? I have a few bubble tips and they move around but still end up reaching for my kessils on 100% intensity.
 
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This is a 20 gallon tank for my smaller frags, I have a fluval marine light the larger one of the two. And they don't reach for the light they open up every day and rarely move unless I move the powerhead while it is on. They moved to the same rock together the green and rose bubbly tip, based off of where the powerhead and flow was.
 

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Alkalinity is a constant 8-10 with a daily dosing
Calcium is anywhere from 400-440 with the daily dosing
Phosphates have been slightly up last two days around .050
And everything else is at normal levels also I just checked the powerhead is a 240gph powerhead
Need to get that ALK variance a lot tighter. An 8-10 dkh swing in a day or two will surely cause a good bit of stress and any euphyllia will likely start to bail heads.
 
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Well glad mine doesn't move more than a point, I haven't had it at 10 before it will be at say 6 in the evening on some days but I dose using 2 part so I can dose for alkalinity a small amount and then a couple hours later dose another small amount to bump it up a bit more but I will work on keeping that a little tighter too. I am still getting use to the proper amount to dose with this tank compared to my other 2 tanks.
 
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