What’s happening to my burning banana?

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  1. Brooks Allman

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    This morning nothing was wrong. I get back home for lunch and there’s a dime size skeleton. All params check out. Any ideas?
     

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    When did you add the coral? If recently how was it acclimated? What type of light?
     
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    It’s been there for about 6 months
     
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    Had it grown while you had it?
     
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    I would test alkalinity twice a day for a few days. Once when you wake up and sometime before bed. Ime stony easier stony corals can like a Stylocoeniella can handle a bit more variation than an acropora but still not like a soft coral that the alkalinity can drop and raise 2 dkh daily and still thrive.
     
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    I did add supplemental t5's about two weeks ago but have only been turning 2 bulbs on a day for an hour. That may have something to do with it I'm not sure. As for alk I test daily at random times and since I've gotten a calcium reactor I'm ALWAYS at 9dkh on the dot.
     
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    Yes it has been doing very well since Ive had it. Great PE and quick growth.
     
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    They are a lower light light coral, so maybe the added t5s? But only an hour i am not sure. And ime bleaching like that is a few days process, not hours... any soft corals or euphylia near it? Will tag @DSC reef also hes better at corals
     
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    Can you post some pics. Any corals nearby?
     
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    No it looks like warfare but nothing is close to it.
     
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    I can when I get home. It definitely receives more light with the supplemental lighting.
     
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    I would suspect possible bleaching but not actual die off from adding T5's
     
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    I didn’t realize my photo hadn’t uploaded

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    I don't believe that's from adding the T5 supplement
     
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    Yeah agreed, I have no idea what it could be nothing in the tank has changed and the PARAMS are rock solid.
     
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    How do you get good yellow out of yours mine has turned solid red
     
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    If it continues I'd try to break off the dead part from the healthy coral since it's on the back glass
     
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    Lol, I honestly think my burning banana 'was' the best Ive seen. I only had 2 XR15's over my 350 and he is halfway down the tank so I believe its because he was in the perfect spot for the offset lighting. Also he get absolutely blasted with flow. He seemed to like that for the last 6 months.
     
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    Thats the plan for now. I will monitor and see if it slows or heals. If not im going to break it off and move it lower.
     
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    I’ve tried all over my tank.
     
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