My ORA Frogskin Acropora keeps sliming, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Claic Yuzolt, Nov 8, 2010.

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  1. Claic Yuzolt

    Claic Yuzolt Bubble Tip Anemone

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    It wasn't like that yesterday which is worrying me.
     
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  3. Magnus

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    yep, pics of coral and entire tank shot to see where those power heads are shooting at.

    I agree with direct flow, this happened to me before. From now on, I kind of deflect the flow by aiming the pump at the glass.

    EDIT: Sorry, pics weren't up when I opened this post. + 1 on new growth. It doesn't seem slimy at all.
     
  4. Claic Yuzolt

    Claic Yuzolt Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I'm pretty sure it is STN/RTN some on the flesh on one of the tips looks like its peeling off...

    What do I do?
     
  5. blackraven1425

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    I don't see what you're talking about in those pics, TBH.
     
  6. Claic Yuzolt

    Claic Yuzolt Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Alright after looking at it this morning the skin is peeling off and the bottom is now turning white. I guess it is a lost cause?

    I just need to understand why I killed it. Parameters all seem correct, I suppose it could be the Nano pointed towards the rock but the frogskin was fine for about 2 weeks and then out of nowhere started to lose flesh.

    I think my purple acropora is now doing the same thing because on one of the branches it has a little white spot showing on its tip but not the tip itself. Like down the side of the tip and looks like someone cut a piece out kinda.

    What can I do? I'll be posting full tank parameters after I test in about 10 minutes.
     
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    I have a red montipora digitata that I found on the substrate under my rockwork last week. It still had some polyps and tissue on it. I still have it in my tank hoping that it will heal. Although I have no experience withit, this somewhat sounds like RTN. Maybe try fragging a healthy piece off and seeing what happens.
     
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  9. Corailline

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    Claic if you can get a macro picture of the acro (purple one) that you think has the white patches that would really help. Just move the coral to the sandbed for a moment or two and take the pic and put it back.

    TIA
     
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    your tank looks really clean. Are you running GFO or any other phosphate reducer?

    What is you alk / dKH measuring at?
     
  11. Dingo

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    i have this theory... and it hasnt been tested other than by my observations with people adding acros to new tanks.
    But it seems that when you have a new tank with no acros in it before, the levels of zooxanthellae in the tank are very minimal to non existent. By adding the first acro (which usually stn's) then the zoox can take hold and develop in the water column... thus making subsequent acros be able to take up and release zoox as needed. This also explains how the more mature a tank is the better colors you get from your acros. Older tanks have more diversity and thus have more different types of zooxanthellae swimming around in the water column. Just a theory but it seems to be pretty consistent so far.
     
  12. Mainstream Aqua

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    makes perfect sense to me.