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    Shrinking pink Ricordia

    My corals ( soft LPS, SPS and clam ) are all healthy, colorful and growing.

    But my Ricordia’s are not doing so well. When I got it, it grew for about two months and split in two. I now have two Ricordias. But both are very small, lost some color and do not seem happy.They remind me of a coral sudeenly being hit with too much light. This has me puzzled, as all other corals are doing so well.

    I do not feed them. With the shrimps around, and the slope they are on, it is almost impossible to feed them.

    Would putting them farther away from the light help?. I know Ricordias love light and thrive under intense light, but giving it less light is just about the only thing I have not done.

    I have tried them under low circulation, but have move one of them in more circulation. It has not changed a thing.

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    whats your water stats ? temp/alk/calc/ph/ etc.
    water changes ?
    moving any corals causes them great stress.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I tend to believe my other corals would have reacted negatively also if my water specs were off.

    Alk=3.2 meq/l ( 8.96kdh ): calcium=390: temp=78-80 : phosphate = 0: nitrate = 0: .

    I have doubts about the precision of my test kits. I will be buying Salifert n’ext week.

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    what about water changes ? the salts you add to the water has a bunch of different elements needed by corals.. you might be missing something.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Reef Plus.. it has lots of trace elements you might be missing and won't throw you tank out of wack!!

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    there u go.. give that a try...
    it would be sad to see such a nice coral die on you !

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I have a 65 gallon tank with a 10 gallon sump.

    I do 10 gallon water changes every week. I use IO.

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    How long ago did you move them? Depending on what I move it takes anywhere from a day to a week to adjust to the move.

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    After growing and splitting, it started getting smaller on a 6 month period.

    One has stayed there. I moved the second one one month ago.

    Neither one is better.

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    Usuallt all shrooms are one of the first corals to show signs of something wrong. They can often be used as gauges for water parameters.
    I would suspect something with the water quality first, then take it from there. I have NEVER directly fed any of my Ricordias and you got yours from me which are still thiving and growing, therefore I don't think the feeding thing is an issue. I highly doubt it is anything like too much light. Have you changed your bulbs yet? Not too long ago you said you were going to because they are past due.

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