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    Turbinaria reniformis???

    Hey guys, this is our first sps which was an impulse buy, so we didn't research it before hand, and finiding it hard to find much info on them now.

    Its a small frag about 1"x1", we have it about 7" under the water line in our tank. and our lights are about 5" from the water surface, lights are t5's 4x54, tanks is a 65G. How will it do under these lights????

    Any info//articles//helpful advice on how to car for it???

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    if i'm not mistaken i think it's a cup coral ( goes by many names ) and you need strong light, good flow and stable parameters. they are considered hard to keep and you need to watch and supplement for Alk and Ca ( as well as trace elements but water changes can take care of them ) as the coral will start to consume them.

    you should try to hold off on your impulses and get your algae problems and parameters all good before adding any more corals or livestock. your tank is very young and some patients now will pay off in the long run. :b16:
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    We know, we know haha. Its hard, we actually got it a week ago, and we were debating wether to post something on here about it (didn't want to get hounded lol) but we thought it was for the better sake of the coral.

    We have not seen its polyps open yet is this a bad sign after a week??? we just moved it yesterday to an area of good flow to help keep detrius off it, and in hope that with the extra water movement the polyps would open. but no luck so far.

    Any ideas??? Thanks

    And we on't be getting any more corals or fish for a while, we promise. lol

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    we try not to hound people here, just give advice and make suggestions :b6:

    have you looked for the polyps at night?? , depending in the species they may feed at night or during the day. what food are you feeding the tank?? try some cyclop-eeze or maybe brine or mysis shrimp.

    i don't keep any SPS so maybe some other members can give some other suggestions.
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    all we've been feeding is flakes for the clowns we have and we just started adding Kent Marine PhytoPlex last week when we got the corals is this a good choice? or do we have to be dosing this and feeding also???

    We haven't seen the polyps at night either yet, but we only look about an hour after lgihts go out so, maybe we'll stay up later and check. Thanks!

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    well the corals polyps have finally been opening at night, the skin is starting to heal over, and colour looks great..... hopefully it stays that waya haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by megznsteve View Post
    well the corals polyps have finally been opening at night, the skin is starting to heal over, and colour looks great..... hopefully it stays that waya haha
    good to hear but would be better with a pic :b6:
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    Here yah Go!!





    You can kind of see where it used to be white on the side (assuming it was the skeleton, has faded into a yellow/pink color

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    cool, thanks for the pic :b2:
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    any idea how to get rid of the algae on it, or jsut keep picking it off?

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