Choose style:

* Member Summary

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* SEAS ShoutBox

Refresh History
  • Capt: OUCH!
    June 09, 2014, 05:44:48 PM
  • Oceanbear1: In the one week I was gone my strawberry shortcake colony goes from my prized possession to just a heap of dead coral. Everything else is not only fine, but thriving! How does that happen!?
    June 08, 2014, 06:52:32 PM
  • chris: Have yall seen these flow diverters   [link]
    June 08, 2014, 05:28:09 PM
  • bcfd144: Join us this Saturday, June 7th at noon at the Springfield Library Center for a great discussion on Aquarium Photo Taking. This is a meeting you won't want to miss. Bring your cameras and let David show you how he always gets those beautiful pictures of his tanks.  - see you there!
    June 02, 2014, 10:35:45 AM
  • bcfd144: no
    June 02, 2014, 10:35:39 AM
  • chris: Do all wrasses take eyes out ?
    June 02, 2014, 07:28:48 AM
  • bcfd144: Don't forget guys, this month photo contest will end tonight at midnight. So go get your votes in for your fav picture. Also, a new contact will begin at 12:00am for the month of June. So be sure to check back then and enter for your chance to win. You guys requested we bring back the photo contest, so join in and get your friends to like our page and vote on your picture..
    May 31, 2014, 08:07:39 PM
  • bcfd144: Come on guys, Photo Contest is back up and running as yall requested.
    May 11, 2014, 06:23:04 PM
  • Oceanbear1: So... Does anyone have a sea hare I can borrow?
    May 08, 2014, 01:56:51 PM
  • chris: aq shoppe has long tenical plates in
    May 06, 2014, 04:26:28 PM

Author Topic: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking  (Read 3124 times)

Offline Keith49

  • SEAS Member
  • Crab
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 154
Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« on: April 26, 2011, 01:21:18 PM »
I have a large colony of Pulsing Xenia that has been in my tank for 6 months and has been doing great it was getting huge and some stalks had detached to other rocks. But lately it seems to be shrinking and the stalks seem to be lifting off the rock and one f the stalks that transferred to another rock is gone. Is this normal? Nothing in my tank has changed all water paramaters are good. Just wondering. Thx

Offline aklee987

  • Event Planning Team
  • Hero Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 4202
  • Go Redskins!
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 01:33:08 PM »
Sometimes xenia will melt away for no reason. No one knows why.  Hopefully it'll recover.
Double Lobster Club!
"Person most likely to do something stupid to their tank even though they know better."

Offline HamDaddy

  • Event Planning Team
  • SEAS Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 3406
  • Thread Pirate
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 03:52:27 PM »
xenia is sort of an odd duck like that.  sometimes it will just randomly seem to do poorly for a while.  generally it bounces back.  i wouldnt worry about it too much.
Double Lobster Club!

Youre not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

Offline yomomma

  • Leadership Team
  • SEAS Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 4733
  • Seahorses
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 08:31:23 PM »
Have you changed anything about your tank in the last week or two?  Most especially flow and or lighting? Mine like my low flow tank,  and really like the high  t-5 lighting.

Try adding some Seachem Reef Plus.  That might perk them up.
I want to be a marine biologist when I grow up!

Offline Keith49

  • SEAS Member
  • Crab
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 154
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 08:45:24 PM »
No I havent changed anything, That's whats strange? I will try the Reef Plus. Thanks

Offline HamDaddy

  • Event Planning Team
  • SEAS Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 3406
  • Thread Pirate
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 10:01:17 PM »
do you add iodine?
Double Lobster Club!

Youre not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

Offline Keith49

  • SEAS Member
  • Crab
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 154
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 10:20:59 PM »
No I havent added iodine. Do I need to?

Offline HamDaddy

  • Event Planning Team
  • SEAS Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 3406
  • Thread Pirate
Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 10:45:07 PM »
When I had quite a bit of Xenia I dosed iodine regularly. Lugols.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Double Lobster Club!

Youre not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

Offline Keith49

  • SEAS Member
  • Crab
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 154
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 07:04:19 AM »
Do you get this at the fish store or does the stores carry it?

Offline HamDaddy

  • Event Planning Team
  • SEAS Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 3406
  • Thread Pirate
Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 08:14:17 AM »
Its available at aquarium shoppe, or was a couple yrs ago. Kinda pricey..$18? For an eyedropper, but it will last forever. Use it according to the directions.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Double Lobster Club!

Youre not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

Offline Keith49

  • SEAS Member
  • Crab
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 154
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 08:23:44 AM »
Ok, I will give it a try. Thanks

Offline Catwoman

  • Lobster
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 393
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 09:32:44 AM »
You can get it at Pet Warehouse.
95 wave saltwater, 300 freshwater, 90 bowfront freshwater.

Offline GRFMotorsports

  • Fund Raising Team
  • Hero Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 1228
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 10:17:42 AM »
As with everything you should read up on what you add to your tank and figure out why you are adding it. When I put iodine in my tank it was 2 drop once a week for a 55 gal set up.

Offline HamDaddy

  • Event Planning Team
  • SEAS Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 3406
  • Thread Pirate
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 10:10:50 PM »
i believe the box says 1 drop per 25g of water, so 2drops in a 55g would be right on.  you do NOT want to overdose
Double Lobster Club!

Youre not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

Offline Keith49

  • SEAS Member
  • Crab
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 154
Re: Pulsing Xenia Shrinking
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2011, 07:10:05 AM »
That is what I dosed. I had a zoo frag die also. Not sure what is up. Everything seems fine.

 Here are some numbers

PH   8.4
AMMONIA   .20
NITRITE   0
NITRATE   0
CALCIUM   400 PPM
MAG   1140
KH   12.8
ALKALINITY   4.57 meg\L