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Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by civiccars2003, Jan 8, 2015.

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  1. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Another good example is my Duncan's. I've owned them for as long as I can remember. Four months or so they shrunk to is tube like structure. Never died but never opened like the have in the past. No idea why. I can post an pic tomorrow as lights are out.
     
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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    There are so many things about coral we don't understand. Not saying that every coral dying is some unknown cause, but in a system such as yours, it wouldn't surprise me if it was some unknown cause, like a disease or bacterial infection etc.

    If this were my coral, i would separate it from the other acans, and frag the healthy pieces off.
     
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    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    My thoughts exactly
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    My Duncan. It's been moved to little flow and shaded area. image.jpg
     
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    Any type of alk swing has resulted in my LPS to react negatively. I can tell by the way they look when things aren't right. Every tank is different but keep bringing the alk up and hopefully the acans pull through. That's a nice colony you have civic. My Duncan's actually prefer medium flow and high light, they like it under the halide. I agree with VA, corals are very interesting in which there reactions sometimes cannot be explained.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I've been working on my numbers a bit lately. I'll get them there eventually.

    Especially when colonies larger than my head are thriving and these two seem to have a change; not for the better.
     
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    It's very frustrating. I've got a nice size ORA easter egg chalice growing great with other multiple chalice colonies that are also growing and full of color then I have one piece that suddenly starts dying off? Sometimes it just happens but it does tick me off.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Steve Wright, once told me Cheryl you're getting corals from all over the world and putting them all in the same box. It's a crap shoot, some will die or torture you and do the STN thing to you.

    I try not to freak out and change things because one coral is doing sub par.
     
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    That so looks like a neon green CC
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    This is what it used to look like.
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