Unresolved Dying lobo

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Is this lobo capable if being saved?

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  1. Sarah J

    Sarah J Plankton

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    I got this coral from my LFS last night for really cheap and was told it is a brain coral but I'm pretty sure it's a lobophyllia. Also, it's very pale pink in color, is it dead? I have a solarmaxx t5 H.O. 120v 60hz with moon lights light, a 75 gallon tank. 1.022 salinity. The tank is a year old, and pretty moderate water flow. What is ideal to feed it if it's sick? I know they only eat at night. Also, I read if you cut the septa back it can help it come back to life and prevents further infection/damage. (I'm not doing anything drastic until I get more solid advice) the lobo is currently in a low water flow zone and is on the bed of the tank, not on the live rock like in the photos. Help! image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  3. Sarah J

    Sarah J Plankton

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    I got this sickly red stripe lobo from my LFS and it looks to be very ill. I've heard they can come back but is mine too far gone? Any advice/ help/ insight I can get would be amazing! I have a solarmaxx H.O. 120v 60hz with moon lights light, a 75 gallon tank. 1.022 salinity. The tank is a year old, and pretty great water flow. What is ideal to feed it if it's sick? I know they only eat at night. Also, I read if you cut the septa back it can help it come back to life and prevents further infection/damage. (I'm not doing anything drastic until I get more solid advice) Also, the coral is now on the bed of my tank, not on the lr like in the pictures. image.jpg image.jpg
     
  4. Drboomson

    Drboomson Flamingo Tongue

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    He looks pretty gone to me, your salinity is way to low as well...needs to be raised up to 1.025-6
     
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  6. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Leave it on the sand bed.They will feed at anytime so if you see the sweepers try feeding it a little. I wouldn't call it a goner by any means.
    Moderate flow is fine.;)