NEED HELP- HAMMER CORAL

Allen4k4

New Member
Hey all- I need help.. i bought a hammer coral for my 13.5 gal nano tank.. it was vibrant for a few days but then started to receed.. I though the flow was too high on the coral so I moved it.. two days since then there is a film over top (see pictures) is this a disease? Is my coral dead? Can O revive it? Are other corals or fish now at risk? Please help!

Gh- 180
Kh- 80-120
Ph- 7.5
No2- 0
No3- 0
Ca- 500
Salinity- 1.024
 

lmforbis

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If it says it s too big try emailing to yourself. Usually you can resize it that way.
 

lmforbis

Administrator
Staff member
I would guess it isn't getting enough light but it could also be a water issue. Personally, I find hammers to be one of the easiest corals but they do need a decent amount of light.
 

Allen4k4

New Member
I would guess it isn't getting enough light but it could also be a water issue. Personally, I find hammers to be one of the easiest corals but they do need a decent amount of light.
Okay- Should I try to revive it? Or do you think it's completely gone? I did a big water change last night- water is in good shape. I'm moving it up higher on the rock..
 

beth

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Staff member
Looks gone. What lighting are you using? These corals require high intensity. Water requirements: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025, zero to trace nitrates and obviously no ammonia nor nitrites.
 

Allen4k4

New Member
Looks gone. What lighting are you using? These corals require high intensity. Water requirements: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025, zero to trace nitrates and obviously no ammonia nor nitrites.
Beth It has a FLUVAL super bright 11000 K LED...
 

silverado61

Well-Known Member
I read somewhere that no matter how much damage, if there's even a spark of life left, if you cut away all the damaged areas there still might be a chance. Beth, correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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