BAD UPDATE!! toadstool has fallen and cant get up..

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by jkat21, Feb 3, 2014.

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  1. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Hey guys/gals, my toadstool is on a rock above and to the side of my elegance for as long as I can remember,but for some reason it has slumped over and got some pretty nasty burns from the elegance :eek:. can I use fishing line to wrap around the toadstool and anchor to my return nozel or overflow box to help it stay up. I want to try and limit the damage. unfortunately placing another rock near the toadstool is not an option due to other coral around the the toadstool. Im open to suggestions..TIA..
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Sure you can do that.

    Sometimes this slouching is just an intermittent problem, that resolves by it's self. Intensifying the flow directly to the Toadstool always worked from me.
     
  4. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Ok thanks I will try both. Now to find my fishing line. Lol. Haven't seen my gear all winter.
    Also is there anything I should do for the damaged part of the toadstool or should I just let it be. On approx 1/4 of the cap part.
     
  5. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Lol get it medical alert, leading alert system for falls and other medical emergencies. Sorry, saw the title and I couldn't help it ;D

    Try increasing flow first, then the fishing wire. As corailline said, the flow always works for me too. Where do you go fishing?
     
  6. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Lol yeah I was thinking that when I came up with the title. I'm deff gonna try adding more flow. I have to dig one of my back up pumps. As for fishing I just go locally usually around the ny nj area since my brother and most of my friends have boats.
     
  7. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Increasing flow alone may help. IMOPE, leathers prefer more flow than mushrooms or LPS corals- 30 - 40x is not too much.
     
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  9. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Really. Ok I deff have find that extra pump. I was afraid to blast it to much. Thanks to all for the info.
     
  10. newtosalt

    newtosalt Spaghetti Worm

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    If your elegance is hurting it yes tie him with line and move it away from him it will attach itself when it's comfortable in his be location
     
  11. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Well bad news. The toadie did not make it and on top of it all the elegance got brown jelly dz which nuked it self and some near by SPS that I had for 3 yrs. So far It looks like it has stop spreading.
     
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  12. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    oh no! so sorry for your losses :(