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Offline Gary

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Re: What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2018, 23:02:18 »
I'm planning to take the current BRS dosers off of timers and drive them from the Apex (easy to adjust and program). I was looking at the DOS to do automatic water changes. What do you think of DOS as a Water changer? Do you like the DOS and have you had any issues? I just saw that Neptune has the TRIDENT (CAL, ALK, MAG) MONITORING SYSTEM coming out soon too. More automation!

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What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2018, 09:08:30 »
It works as a water changer. Iíve seen and read a lot of people using it as such. I personally would not trust anything to do my water change like that. But Iím a control freak lol. I love the DOS. I love the interface in Fusion and the ďtime blocksĒ you create to dose a certain volume. Fusion automatically calculates it. Iíve been running it for a year and have only calibrated it once during initial setup. The only issue is it can be a little loud when it kicks on. Small price to pay for the convenience.

Looking forward to the trident, but Iíll probably wait a while until the bugs are worked out.

I'm planning to take the current BRS dosers off of timers and drive them from the Apex (easy to adjust and program). I was looking at the DOS to do automatic water changes. What do you think of DOS as a Water changer? Do you like the DOS and have you had any issues? I just saw that Neptune has the TRIDENT (CAL, ALK, MAG) MONITORING SYSTEM coming out soon too. More automation!
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Re: What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2018, 20:47:41 »
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Looking forward to the trident, but Iíll probably wait a while until the bugs are worked out.

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And hopefully the price will come down.
Jeff

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Re: What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2018, 20:57:39 »
Alkalinity has been in 8.8 to 9.1 dkh for a while.  I did a 50 gallon water change 8/22. The recession has slowed or hopefully stopped. I did frag a piece which is doing well on the other side of the tank, but it did loose a small portion of one tip. I think things are looking up!

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Re: What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2018, 21:32:11 »
Not to be a bearer of bad news but you might as well cut what is still alive off and start again with the pieces.  Extra frags to sell at swap.  The dead lower part will most likely never encrust back over and will never look good like it did.  starting fresh it will encrust back to the rock it is mounted to and start the colony over again and look good from the bottom up.
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Re: What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2018, 08:44:31 »
Jeff,
Thanks. I will have to start cutting and gluing. Is now as good a time or should I wait another week or two so as to avoid another shock during recovery? My  plan is to pickup a Neptune DOS and use it for auto water changes. I dread doing water changes and this should improve stability.
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Gary

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Re: What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2018, 09:29:25 »
Actually a lot of people start fragging a coral if it starts to stn trying to save what they can. I have found that fragging while the main colony is going through stn won't help much, seems the frags will continue the stn. If it has stopped with the stn you are good to start cutting. If the main colony has quit the stn most likely the stressor that caused it all is over and hopefully you should be good.
Jeff

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Re: What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2018, 14:29:39 »
Jeff,
Okay. I will monitor it  for another week and then frag some. I think the stn has stopped but with the delayed response is difficult to predict looming disasters. Hopefully we are moving toward more stability. Automation maybe able to counter some of the ADD?
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Gary

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Re: What eats purple stylophora?
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2018, 17:56:08 »
Most corals will grow back over their skeleton but it would have to be clean of all algea which is next to impossible. I have had corals regrow like that but as soon as they hit a patch of algea they start to encrust outwards and not down.  If you wouldn't frag it you would always have a nice branch of coral growing out from a dead Skelton so in the long term it will look a lot better to just start over with your largest piece and frag out the rest.
Jeff

 

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