Brain coral

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by starfish2217, Feb 7, 2011.

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You can buy tincture of iodine at a drugstore and use 15 to 20 drops per liter of tank water, soak for 10 minutes then rinse off in another liter of tank water and replace in the tank. This can be repeated every other day or daily if dire.
     
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  3. starfish2217

    starfish2217 Horrid Stonefish

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    Thanks for the tip! I will definitely try that!
     
  4. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    The living part of that coral actually looks pretty good, IMO. It doesn't look like the whole piece is doing bad. However, it has a good amount of gravel on it. Has it ever been buried or tipped over?

    I didn't read the torch thread, but are you having alkalinity or Ph issues?
     
  5. starfish2217

    starfish2217 Horrid Stonefish

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    I did do a water change and some sand may have gotten on it... but I got all of it off. the rest of it is lookin pretty good so we'll see. I havent tested my alkalinity I dont have a test for it.. I have high phosphates not sure about PH either... :/ the torch coral is actually looking MUCH better. I think it got stung all night by the bubble coral..
     
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    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    At least get your water tested at a good lfs that uses liquid test kits and/or get your own. If you're not testing, it could point more toward a water chemistry issue. It won't want to eat if the water isn't good, either.
     
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    starfish2217 Horrid Stonefish

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    I use liquid test kids.. I just don't have one for PH..I'll go grab one.
     
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    I'm confused, do you have an alk test kit? That's usually the first thing I check if something doesn't seem right.
     
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    starfish2217 Horrid Stonefish

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    ahh... I just have a reef master kid w/e that comes with... I think it has nitrates phosphates calcium and KH..... I NEED to get a PH and alk still.
     
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    KH=Carbonate Hardness=alkalinity :)
     
  12. tank1970

    tank1970 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    How is the brain doing? I use a turkey baster with chopped up squid and drop it into the middle - I have to fight the ghost shrimp tho lol
    I would suggest using gfo and carbon maybe chemi pure elite? What size is the aquarium?