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So i recently purchased a few additions to my nano reef, them being 2 bangaii cardinals on saturday morning, they seemed to be doing great but ive come home today and couldnt find one of them.. so i get out the torch and look through all the rock crevasses and BEHIND all my corals etc, pull my sump apart and still couldnt find it.. then i caught a glimpse of it well within the polyps of my hammer... should i poke the hammer into retraction and see if it swims out/remove it if its dead/maybe its dead already and i should let the coral take it? Dont know if its relevant but all parameters are good. Calc is a little high at 520. Alk 8dkh. Am/nitrite/trate 0. Phosphate 0. Sal 1025. Only issue i have is diatoms oh 8.2/3. All corals look healthy, my other cardinal and onyx clown look healthy
Just did a little cleaning up of the top tank cause I have not cleaned the glass in 3 months and to see what was happening in there was impossible. The whole thing was a mess, blue alga growing everywhere; well now I know that species is invasive, lol, not hard to get it back to tidy but still it was growing real fast. While is was cleaning up, the hammer retracted and there was a new one hidden under the polyps of the big one, it was just attached and only needed a little twist to snap it off, now there are more hammers in the tank, one small and cute. Big one where the little one came from little one
I am not very experienced with hammers, though all corals are easy, they only turned up in SEQ a couple of years back due to climate change! I don’t know how strong they are with fending off other life growing towards it. I collected a nice one and it got to big in just 6 months so I gave to some one so we could frag it from their tank, it died there, dam!! So I bought this tiny one and it has grown and I have fragged it twice already, I couldn’t be bothered going back where I found them near mophats as all were to large and this frag was so tiny last year and is 4 maybe 5 times that size now, but I am worried that the zoas and others heading it’s way may over power it! There is no substrate in my tanks, just life spreading out. Fingers crossed!