Red Planet White Tips

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  1. BlueWorldJeff

    BlueWorldJeff Well-Known Member

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    I've never had luck with Red Planet frags, but I traded some hammer and acro corals for a large piece of Red Planet and am trying again. I figure a larger colony will have a better chance of survival.
    Parameters:
    Ca - 450
    Alk - 7.3
    Mg - 1290
    PO4 -.04
    NO3 - 0-5

    I've had the red planet about half way up in the middle of my tank horizontally for about 2 weeks. There are three Rapid LED onyx lights on the tank. The end LEDs units are 60 degree optics and the middle unit is 100 degree, so less direct intensity.

    I've noticed that some of the tips on the red planet are white and have no polyp extension. it isnt all the tips, but where it has them, the tissue has been receding slowly. Not sure if its getting stung or just doesnt like the water parameters or is not in the right place. The other corals all are doing well, even prostrata and millipora.
     

  2. celebrityovernight

    celebrityovernight Well-Known Member

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    Do you have powerheads blowing directly on it? Can you post a picture?
     
  3. BlueWorldJeff

    BlueWorldJeff Well-Known Member

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    celebrityovernight Well-Known Member

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    What test kit are you using for alk? I would try and get a second test.
     
  5. BlueWorldJeff

    BlueWorldJeff Well-Known Member

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    I use Hanna and salifert to confirm
     
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    celebrityovernight Well-Known Member

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    The montis look a bit off to me as well. Are you running any gfo, bio pellets?
     
  7. Mitch3installer

    Mitch3installer Well-Known Member

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    Does the tups on your red planet look like this? [​IMG]
     
  8. Mitch3installer

    Mitch3installer Well-Known Member

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    If it does its normal its grow out the color will come in later as it keeps growing
     
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  9. kennedpa

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    those look like new growth! keep it up.
     
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  10. Brad Bessett

    Brad Bessett Well-Known Member

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    That just means it's a Dippin' Dot's now :rolleyes:
     
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  11. BlueWorldJeff

    BlueWorldJeff Well-Known Member

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    I turned off gfo about 2 weeks ago
     
  12. BlueWorldJeff

    BlueWorldJeff Well-Known Member

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    so nothing to worry about?
     
  13. Mitch3installer

    Mitch3installer Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it if it looks like my pic.
     
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    ashr Well-Known Member

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    Looks like growth to me too ;)
     
  15. Lovemycj7

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    My red planet is white where it is growing then colors up in a few weeks as well
     
  16. sromero287

    sromero287 Well-Known Member

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    Growth, there's nothing to fix about it she loves it and it's growing up
     
  17. hatfielj

    hatfielj Well-Known Member

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    I've had lots of experience with Red Planet in the past. Yes, when they are growing quickly the tips will be whitish. Depends on how fast they are growing and what type of lighting you're using. If you want to keep the deep red and the green, they need lower intensity light. They will turn all pink/red when the light is too strong.
     
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  18. gig 'em

    gig 'em Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I agree with everyone here, sounds like it's growing! Mine have white tips where it's rapidly growing. Here's a picture of mine with some white tips because it's growing like a champ right now.

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    Mine has lost some color but has started to encrust right away and quickly!
     
  20. Lovemycj7

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    Here a shot of the colony
     
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