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Old 08/14/2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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? about pom pomn xenia

I have noticed that my xenia stems have shrunk down in size. although they still pulse and look good I cant see the stems only the heads. when I first got the frag, the stem was longer. temperature is 75f, alk is 9 I am using led lighting. what else should I look at , or should I even worry. Thanks


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Old 08/15/2019, 05:16 AM   #2
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Pom Pom like some phosphate and nitrates.


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Old 08/15/2019, 07:44 AM   #3
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Yup, agreed, trace nutrients are required for all corals
I keep nitrates between 2-5ppm and phosphate at .1 otherwise they shrink and die


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Old 08/15/2019, 08:45 AM   #4
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Pom Pom like some phosphate and nitrates.
What size tank is that?


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Old 08/15/2019, 09:06 AM   #5
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60" X 24" X 24" from the Original Oceanic Aquariums in Dallas, Tx. The funny thing is if I ran my skimmer they would quit pulsing, so I ran it very little. Nitrates stayed around 2ppm.


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Old 08/15/2019, 07:21 PM   #6
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maybe I should unplug my skimmer and see what happens, how would you raise those elements, should I add trace elements?


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Old 08/16/2019, 03:11 PM   #7
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You should check both levels N and P first.
If lower than 2ppm nitrate and lower than 0.03 phosphate, you can simply feed a bit more
Also, softies like some iodide, 0,03 to 0.06 maintained


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