Anyone successful at reversing RTN?

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Wow. RTN - (EDIT - not bleaching) - is no joke!
    First noticed it on one coral when my old skimmer konked outI completely tossed one, fragged another and found it recently on 2 other corals. :p Ugh.

    It is starting again on the one I fragged. Make it stop!

    ANyone know what the magic trick is?

    I am not doing anything different and have a better skimmer now.. kinda scratching my head. :-/
     
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  3. dx7fd2

    dx7fd2 Sea Dragon

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    Wish I knew too!!! Got some 'shrooms that are bleaching and have no clue why!!

    Drew :-/
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    You have shroom bleaching? I've never heard of softies getting it. :eek:
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've heard of many people having SPS RTN without reason. Water, Flow, and Lighting had no major changes.
    The only thing I have heard of is frag to save some portion of the coral.
    you also may want to frag and give the frag to someone else to later get back.

    I have also heard that wild SPS will RTN a lot easier than aquaculture or frags of frag of frags.

    Hope thinks turn around
    Jason
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Ugh.. well my frag of a frag is looking 50/50. Time will tell. I am thinking of doing a severe tank 'makeover' soon to try to fix a couple problems at once. Should be stressfull! ;D
     
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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I still Have a salt bucket full of skeletons if you want to really know Stress :-[


    Jason
     
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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Like Jason, the only remedy I've found is to frag the heck out of the coral and hope for the best.

    Have to also mention that rtn and coral bleaching are completely different "diseases". RTN is when the coral loses everything....zooxanthellae, flesh, polyps. Bleaching is when a coral expells its zooxanthellae but tissue and polyps remain in tact. Sorry to sound like such a know-it-all :)
     
  10. Birdlady

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    Have you tried iodine dips after fragging, to kill of protozoans and bacteria, ets?

    I had a major prob with my frogspawn, and I believe that saved it! I used Lugol's and followed the instructions... ;)

    Good Luck!
     
  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I forgot about that stuff BL. I should get it and try it. Thanks!

    No that is a good point, thanks! Thinking about it, I think I have RTN in spots. I do some some recovery here and there, hopefully things will turn around.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya Matt. Let us know how it goes! :)