Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Zimmy71, Nov 5, 2010.
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The lights have been off for about 2 hours already.
I would think about fragging that piece and putting it in a different area.
It doesn't look happy flow wise.
It still has all the polyps, they have just turned white correct?
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.
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.
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.
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.
So what's the concensus? Should I frag it or move it?
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.
Ya I glued it down Monday night
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