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Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Zimmy71, Nov 5, 2010.

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  1. Zimmy71

    Zimmy71 Bristle Worm

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    The lights have been off for about 2 hours already.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I would think about fragging that piece and putting it in a different area.
     
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    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    It doesn't look happy flow wise.

    It still has all the polyps, they have just turned white correct?
     
  5. Zimmy71

    Zimmy71 Bristle Worm

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    The polyps are still there but turned white around it. You cant see it but there is a taller rock next to it and it looks like only the top half gets good flow.
     
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    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    Sometimes these things are weird about their flow. I have a 3" frag of a electric blue. I have had it for over 6 months now. The polyps on it went completely white until last week. I moved it over in the tank just 4 inches, and that is what it likes i guess.
     
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  7. Zimmy71

    Zimmy71 Bristle Worm

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    Ya, I think I am going to move it tomorrow. Should I wear gloves when I do this? I read a couple places that there could be toxins on your hands and it could affect the coral.
     
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  9. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    Well, your hand has natural oils on it that can irritate the coral, plus any extras from stuff you touch. But honestly, unless I'm doing lots of work around the tank, I don't use gloves. I just wash my hands well, to make sure I don't have anything extra on them (like capsaicin, the chemical that makes chili peppers spicy; I eat spicy foods quite a bit, and corals definitely wouldn't like that) That's reserved for large amounts of coral work - like what I'm gonna have to do after the frag swap tomorrow.
     
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    Zimmy71 Bristle Worm

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    So what's the concensus? Should I frag it or move it?
     
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    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    Did you just crazy glue the bottom to the rock? If so, it may be a reaction to the glue. I would move it to a higher flow area, and see if it progresses over the next ~6-10 hours, and frag if it keeps spreading. If it doesn't keep spreading after a move, I would consider it a flow issue, especially considering your assessment of low flow for the bottom half due to powerhead and rock placement.
     
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    Zimmy71 Bristle Worm

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    Ya I glued it down Monday night