dead xenia

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    margaritaville

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    Had a rough move from my 55 to 75 and to a different house, Anyway my xenia has diminished over the last week, and now is just a small bump on a frag rock. Everything else looks great. My nitrates are around 20, I have another protein skimmer comming next week, which should help with the water quality.
    Question is should I leave it in the tank and see if it comes back, or get it out.
    Thanks for any info
     
    margaritaville, Dec 26, 2006
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    Leave it in a see if it comes back. sometimes you think a coral is completely gone only to have it show again 3 or more months down the road. so just let it be.
     
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    I agree with John especially with Xenia the very smallest piece can grow a whole new coral. This have been proven many many many many times in my tank!
     
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    Leave it, deffinately leave it it, takes time but if theres on small inkling of life to it, it will come back.
     
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    Well my xenia is coming back and with about 3 times the polyps, thanks for the help everyone!
     
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    Glad to hear it margarita see if you would have taken it out look at what you would be missing glad we could help!
     
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    Great news pics when it recovers.
     
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