Melting Xenia ?

Lmcg8020

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My Xenia has come off the plug I bought it on, I dipped it for 14 mins after buying it from lfs. It was doing fine but something isn’t right now. Just overnight it went from bountiful to blah. Now it has detached from the plug, (it was barely attached when I put it in the tank to begin with though.)
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I may be saying it wrong but I believe so
Reef tanks are normally kept at 1.025im slowly trying to bring it up a half gal at a time so I don’t shock my other corals everything else seems fine but I am going to bring it back up
 
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Coming off the plug is normal ....
they will spread like wild fire when they’re happy .
but .... proper reef parameters and stability is required

eventually .. you will find them everywhere .

Did you manage to get your alk down from 15 from your other post ?

Stability is key .
I’ll also attach a picture of parameters .
Stay between these parameters and you should have no issues ...
 

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likely the salinity.
They require moderate light and water flow. Some iron in water occasionally.
Temp 77-79
Salinity 1.025 (slowly raise adding 1.027 water gradually to the sump)
nitrate < .5
ph 8.0-8.3
 
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People here are here to help. Legit. In looking at your past history you don't want to accept it. Much of it great advise, Why? Stop sacrificing corals and fix the parameters. You KNOW the problems. I'm not normally so blunt, but you need to get a handle on this. We were all jumpy at the start, but slow down and get things settled please.
 
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Parameters, flow and lighting?
It’s in an area where flow is “lowish”
75gal R/O water
77.6 Temp
Alk (high) 18
Calcium 420
Salinity 1.022
Nitrate 0
Phosphate 0
Tank is 8days old
No fish.
12 snails.
2 diff zoas. (Doing great)
Candy Cane (doing better)
Star polyps (doing fine)
Duncan (doing great)
Fluval Lighting system for sea that is all I know I keep it 100% blue for 12 hrs a day
 

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It’s in an area where flow is “lowish”
75gal R/O water
77.6 Temp
Alk (high) 18
Calcium 420
Salinity 1.022
Nitrate 0
Phosphate 0
Tank is 8days old
No fish.
12 snails.
2 diff zoas. (Doing great)
Candy Cane (doing better)
Star polyps (doing fine)
Duncan (doing great)
Fluval Lighting system for sea that is all I know I keep it 100% blue for 12 hrs a day
Wait, wait, wait.....the tank is 8 days old....EIGHT?, you have corals? Sorry but I'm checking out based on your post history. Best of luck, you'll really need it....
 
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