leather toadstool looks bad

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hey, i bought a leather last week and he opened up good and closed up when lights go off and couple of days after he has closed up and looks bad and slumped over I have read they sulk and close up but mine looks like its slumping over looks bad just bit worried any help would be appreciated
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Leathers often sulk, shed a layer, then come back out looking amazing.  Leave it for a while and you might find it sorts itself out.
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ok many thanks I was just woundering how long they usually sulk for and I also read they need more current on them from powerhead?

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Reply #3

They don't like fast flow.  They'll expand more in low flow.

What are your lights like?
What are your water test results like?
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Reply #4

I have 2 aqua one 11w marine blue/sunlight bulbs my readings are PH8.2 AMMONIA 0.PPM NITRITE 0.2 and NITRATE 10.PPM

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Reply #5

That might not be enough light even for a leather, is it just one 11w tube?, blue one side, white the other?

It'll just be adapting to the changes, you'll be hard pushed to kill a leather coral, so i wouldn't worry.
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Reply #6

Thanks for reply I have 2 11w bulbs so overall 22w under the hood?

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Reply #7

Might be enough, but it's a push. Very minimum I'd say. You won't get good colouration or growth, but should be able to maintain the coral.

You could always upgrade to LED T5 replacements or add a strip of LEDs something like the TMC Aquaray strips.
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Reply #8

What about if I upgraded to the 24w aqua one Pl bulbs so 2 of them and will be 48w under the hood

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Reply #9

So Ive been looking online,I was thinking upgrading to 2 18w pl marine/sunlight bulbs and one of those tmc aquablue led strip aswell?

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