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PALYS won't open

Discussion in 'Zoanthids and Palythoa' started by sweat044, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. sweat044

    sweat044 Prawn

    I have two frags that have been closed for about a week. Have moved them and no results. Everything else is fine in the tank. Took them out and inspected them but didn't see anything wrong. What should I try??

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  2. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I always re-dip when in doubt.

    Also, what's your Alk at? I notice my zoas are sensitive to Alk swings. They close up when it's off...
     
  3. sweat044

    sweat044 Prawn

    I'll check the alk. Should I dip in coral rx or peroxide?

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  4. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'd do Rx if there's no algae on em.
     
  5. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    temp too high (over 78 is not great for some)
    high N or P
    wrong kind of spectrum - they can "fight off" some bad for a while, then they just wilt and die
    pests

    See if anything comes off in the dip. Post your tank params.
     
  6. sweat044

    sweat044 Prawn

    Ok. Here are the parameters. Also its a 29 biocube and I do a weekly 6 gallon water change.

    Mag- 1200
    ALK- 3 meq, 8.4 dkh
    CALC- 300
    PHOS- 0.5
    TEMP- 80
    Salinity- 1.025

    Rediped the corals in coral rx and didn't find anything.

    The only corals in the tank are zoas and palys

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  7. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Temps a lil high, calcium a lil low.

    Also, any way to double check you salinity? I ran into issues long time ago, and my salinity was off.
     
  8. sweat044

    sweat044 Prawn

    Checked salinity on two different refractometers and got the same reading. Lowered the temp. So we will see.
     
  9. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    And some zoas just close, and never open up. Do you know the lighting there were under before you got them?
     

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