Kenya Tree Coral is good or bad?

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The individual branches are beginning to extend like they should. But I would think it would be fully opened by now.
It has been several days.
I really wonder if the high flow it is receiving is beating it up.

Can you do another short video?
 
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They grow back quickly. I would frag it out of the tank in a separate bucket of tank water and toss anything that doesn't look perfect.

Did the dip say to leave it in there for 30 minutes? I am more familiar with 5 minutes for most of my dips.

The flow seemed kind of high where you had before.

How are the rest of your corals looking?

You had some very pretty pieces in that tank.
Are they all still ok?

If they all look sad I would check your parameters.
If the other corals look fine I would definitely think it was the Kenya tree.
My parameters all looks good and my rest of the corals are doing great.
Only issue with kenya. I kept it in higher flow before now in low flow for it to rest after dip.
My seachem dip says 15 to 30 mins of dip.

The only thing i have changed recently is lighting. Was using kessil A160WE tuna blue without controller now using AI prime hd on acclimation mode.
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Sorry to hear that. Everything else in the tank doing ok?
Everything was doing good till kenya died and after few days my ATO broke i realized it later so I have some salinity issue current corals are good but not in a happy mood due to swings. But all alive. Duncans are closed from 2 days.
 

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How do you get rid of or reduce Kenya when it starts to take over?
Manual removal.

1. Catch and remove the branches that it can, or will, drop. Give or toss away
2. If missed and see one growing where you don't want it grab a pair of curved forcep clamps, gently rub your hand over the kenya tree coral so it closes up a bit, then clamp the forcep as close to the base of the coral and rock. Gently pull off the rock. Once removed use epoxy putty, reef safe, and cover / patch. This also works for Xenia.

Basically keeping Kenya trees in check is a matter of staying on top of the branches that it lets go. If you do that most of the battle is won. Anything else you can use the clamps to gently remove.
 

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Manual removal.

1. Catch and remove the branches that it can, or will, drop. Give or toss away
2. If missed and see one growing where you don't want it grab a pair of curved forcep clamps, gently rub your hand over the kenya tree coral so it closes up a bit, then clamp the forcep as close to the base of the coral and rock. Gently pull off the rock. Once removed use epoxy putty, reef safe, and cover / patch. This also works for Xenia.

Basically keeping Kenya trees in check is a matter of staying on top of the branches that it lets go. If you do that most of the battle is won. Anything else you can use the clamps to gently remove.
Thank you, time to harvest!
 
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Cut the kenyi at the very bottom base and place on frag plug or leave as is for gifting, replanting, etc
 

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unless you want a Kenya tree tank don’t get a Kenya tree. I absolutely love mine but I also wouldn’t dare put them with any kind of stony coral or in a tank I am not okay with them completely taking over.
 

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