Did I make a mistake

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by muggle, Dec 27, 2011.

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  1. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    So on the bottom of my tank I had a scroll chalice coral that had a gigantic montipora's above it starting to block out the majority of the light. The scroll chalice started to have more and more dead whiteness extending into it. Made the decision today to take it out, fragged it I to two pieces and placed in other sections of my tank. Hopefully this wasn't a hug mistake but I assume this is part of the hobby every now and then having to redo parts of the tank
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think so. It all will depend on how healthy the surviving sections are.
     
  4. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    They are pretty healthy so we will see what happens
     
  5. LoJack

    LoJack Sea Dragon

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    I would have done the same thing. Sometimes stuff happens that forces our hands into fragging in order to save a specimen. I've had multiple pieces that have had die off as a result of sweeper tentacles getting too close, or zoanthids or mushrooms that cover over a piece of SPS.
     
  6. sticksmith23

    sticksmith23 Giant Squid

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    I think you did the only thing you could have done to save it.
     
  7. rocketmandb

    rocketmandb Ocellaris Clown

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    Your only other choice was to frag off the monti, which isn't much of a choice in my book.

    So you made the best choice. Whether the chalice frags make it or not doesn't change that.