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Offline Heinbaughb

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What happened to my coral?
« on: May 22, 2018, 17:16:13 »



I pulled out the coral and had to suck out the remaining slimy goo with a turkey baster. Anybody know what this is? It developed sometime between yesterday and today. Everything else in the tank has been doing great.


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Offline jjoos99

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Re: What happened to my coral?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 21:18:23 »
whats your alkalinity level?  tips are also burnt along with rtn.
Jeff

Offline Heinbaughb

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What happened to my coral?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 21:39:43 »
Alk is 9.0. Ive been getting awesome growth lately dosing trace elements but at the same time my coralline has been taking off. I believe this caused my magnesium dropped to 1200 so Ive started dosing BRS mag mix 300 ml daily to get that up. Which has also slightly raised my salinity from 1.025 to a little over 1.026 nearing 1.027. So maybe it is a combination of a little of everything.


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Offline Lazylivin

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Re: What happened to my coral?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 22:51:53 »
That is brown jelly disease (bacteria)
It attacks sps but not as common as lps.

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Re: What happened to my coral?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 22:53:53 »
It is likely caused by the enchinata coral. Probrably hit it last night. It can dissolves the tissue and then bacteria sets in.

Offline Heinbaughb

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Re: What happened to my coral?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 22:56:17 »
Thanks Brian, do you think I would have better luck if I placed a mushroom or LPS in its place?


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Re: What happened to my coral?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 23:00:47 »
The enchinata coral may see that as a threat and attack it as well. Probray needs a good 3-4 clearance

 

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