Sick coral? Please help :(

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  1. Joanne Simbulan

    Joanne Simbulan Member

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    This guy here is very droopy and not pointing up the last couple days. Is that normal? It was opening up every day until 10 days ago. My water quality is perfect

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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    What do you mean by perfect water quality? Do you have the parameters for your tank? What changes or adjustments have you made in the last ten or so days that could have upset it?
     
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    I mean that the ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, were all at 0. the PH is at 8.2. I just purchased this tank 3 weeks ago. we moved the tank two hours to my house and set it up, so it might just be in shock? but it was opening up until about 10 days ago. now it looks limp and lifeless as shown in the photo. we did a water change a couple days after we moved the tank cause we couldn't do it at the time we moved the tank since it was on a holiday.
     
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    I mean that the ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, were all at 0. the PH is at 8.2. I just purchased this tank 3 weeks ago. we moved the tank two hours to my house and set it up, so it might just be in shock? but it was opening up until about 10 days ago. now it looks limp and lifeless as shown in the photo. we did a water change a couple days after we moved the tank cause we couldn't do it at the time we moved the tank since it was on a holiday."
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    I think it may have some algae bothering it, it looks like some of it actually has brown algae growing on it. I would try cleaning up the area around it with a toothbrush and see if that helps. Otherwise I would try a good water change (20% or so). You do have a good amount of algae in the tank, so the values for nitrates, nitrites, and ammonia will all be skewed due to the algae consuming it.
     
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    what is alk
     
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    flow changes?
     
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