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Hello

I recently bought a frag of forest fire. It’s been in the tank now over a week and is still closed up.

am I doing something wrong?

water parameters:
Nitrate: 5.1
Po4: 0.17
Dkh: 8.3
Ca: 460
Mg: 1440
Ph: 8.3
Nh3: 0

I’ve attached a photo of the frag for reference.

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Your levels look OK, but that coral does not look healthy. A forest fire digi should be reddish even when it's new to the tank. What did it look like at the LFS? Or did you get it online?
 
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Hello

I recently bought a frag of forest fire. It’s been in the tank now over a week and is still closed up.

am I doing something wrong?

water parameters:
Nitrate: 5.1
Po4: 0.17
Dkh: 8.3
Ca: 460
Mg: 1440
Ph: 8.3
Nh3: 0

I’ve attached a photo of the frag for reference.

D860CBDA-85C1-49C6-BED3-DD659544E347.jpeg
He's dead Jim.
Sorry op, must have rtn'd when you went looking. It has algae going on it.

Edit, do you have a pic when you bought it? Is this what it looked like when you bought it? If yes, you got ripped off.
 
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Your levels look OK, but that coral does not look healthy. A forest fire digi should be reddish even when it's new to the tank. What did it look like at the LFS? Or did you get it online?
I ordered online from someone I know.

this was the first day adding to the tank.
 

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You havent necessarily done anything wrong. Early on I lost a few digi frags. I thought they got too much light but most likely my tank wasnt ready. 3 years later I have to trim back the digi colonies monthly or more. I did nothing different except allow my tank to mature more.
 
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You havent necessarily done anything wrong. Early on I lost a few digi frags. I thought they got too much light but most likely my tank wasnt ready. 3 years later I have to trim back the digi colonies monthly or more. I did nothing different except allow my tank to mature more.
My tank is only 8 months old, so your right it’s probably not ready yet. Ah well will get more frags in the future and see how I get on
 

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I suggest that you look on your local online classifieds, kijiji or facebook market or whatever. There is likely at least a dozen hobbyists near you selling frags of forest fire digi for $10-$15-$20, probably within 20 minute drive from you, everyone sells those things. That way you support your peers, and get it cheaper and fresher.
 
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Looks dead and it looks like a fresh cut as there is no encrusting. Fresh cuts have a lower survivability when shipped than fully healed frags...
That’s a shame. I contact the seller who said he will send me a few easier sps frags to try
 
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Looks dead and it looks like a fresh cut as there is no encrusting. Fresh cuts have a lower survivability when shipped than fully healed frags...
Update…

I move the frag onto a rack and noticed little red dots. Is it making a come back?
 

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I do see polyps for sure. Its going to need high light and high flow in order to recover. A healthy digi can tolerate just about anything as far as nitrates go, but make sure yours are not too high as you want optimal conditions for recovery.

Also take a turkey baster and blow the algae off the frag completely if you can.
 
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