[Timezone Detection]
Create Account - Join in Seconds!

User Name: Email Address:
Human Verification

What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

Trumpet Coral not doing well


Bookmark and Share
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Scout - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Saginaw, MI
    Posts
    14

    Default Trumpet Coral not doing well

    I am new to the reef world. Started my tank in March and things have gone real well. The only thing I can not get to work for me is a 4 branched Trumpet Coral. I have a frogspawn, mushrooms, and some zoos that are doing great. I also have a pocillopora damicornis that has done real well for about a month and now looks a little down.

    I have moved the Trumpet around and in one spot it seemed to improve but now is going down hill again. Not sure if its a calcium thing or what. I just ordered a Calcium tester so I can see what the level is on that.

    All my water readings are real good. Its a 29 gallon tank and I do 4 gal. water changes weekly with RO water. My lighting is 4 HO T5's 30 inch long, two white and two blue.

    Any thoughts on how to make my Trumpets thrive?

  2. #2
    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
    Admin/Founder

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,782
    First Name
    Jim

    Default

    Do you run any GFO for phosphates?

  3. #3
    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Clio, MI
    Posts
    829

    Default

    Got a pic? Is it green.....and browning?

  4. #4
    Scout - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Saginaw, MI
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Not sure what a GFO is LOL but phosphates have been sitting at near 0 or maybe once or twice up to .25.

    It is kind of caved in on it self. It is green with white stem but some of the stem is turning brown. Will try to get a pic.

  5. #5
    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
    Admin/Founder

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,782
    First Name
    Jim

    Default

    GFO is for phosphates. I have found that LPS seem to wither over time (months) with the presence of phosphates. May not be your issue. However, I'm skeptical with most test kits.

  6. #6
    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
    Team CR

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Houghton Lake
    Posts
    5,079
    First Name
    Larry
    Awards Monthly Giveaway Winner Fantasy Football Champion Referral Award Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Default

    Does it look mushy and not expanding?
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

  7. #7
    Jarred1 - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    93

    Default

    This coral is very hardy and has a very high chance of surviving. First thing you have to do is stop moving it leave it in one spot and don't bother it. At night you might be able to see the tentacles, if you do try and feed it a meaty food like mysis shrimp. Try and keep your tanks alk, cal, and mag stable.

    Here are pictures of a candy cane that I have saved:

    DSCF9262 - Trumpet Coral not doing well

    DSCF5248 - Trumpet Coral not doing well
    "It happens, and as long as the clowns out there keep paying top dollar, they will stay top dollar. Just a way of life, imagine how much cheaper a Tahoe or Yukon would cost if the word 'bling' was never invented..."

  8. #8
    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Clio, MI
    Posts
    829

    Default

    Just put it in a low flow area. Do you see tenticles out after lights out? If so, that's always a good sign. I had one that looked horrible like Jarred's and it came back but took some time.

  9. #9

    Default

    Candy cane is one coral I always seemed to have trouble with and eventually stopped trying.

  10. #10
    Scout - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Saginaw, MI
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Jar the top photos looks just like mine. I am thinking maybe it is my phos. I get a Calcium test kit tomorrow so should be good to see were I am at with that.

    It used to have tenticles but I do not see them anymore. I will look at night to see if I have them.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Similar Topics

  1. Trumpet Coral
    By Badfish in forum Coral Collector
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-19-2012, 10:27 AM
  2. LPS Corals Trumpet Coral not doing well
    By Scout in forum Coral Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-09-2011, 08:50 AM
  3. Disaster & Prevention Trumpet Coral
    By john90009 in forum Basics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-07-2009, 08:04 PM
  4. trumpet coral introble
    By john90009 in forum Large Polyp Stoney (LPS) Corals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-20-2008, 07:08 PM
  5. LPS Corals trumpet coral introble
    By john90009 in forum Coral Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-20-2008, 07:08 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

About CaptiveReefs

    If you are interested in learning about reefkeeping or have a problem with your reef, our reefkeeping community is here to help. Feel free to ask a question or search our site. We have lots of experienced reefkeepers that are willing to provide free reefkeeping advice!

    Besides being a great resource for all levels of reef aquarium hobbyists, CaptiveReefs is a social experience that will enhance your enjoyment of reefkeeping. CaptiveReefs is committed to connecting reefkeepers with the support and information they need to grow beautiful coral reef aquariums.

Information

Connect with Us