My Valydia, Update- Doing awesome, new pic today 1/25/14

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by Todd_Sails, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I had a thread about my wonderful Green Pocillipora, which grew from golf ball to Soft ball size that mysteriously began shedding polyps and now is basically a skeleton.

    Now my Valydia, which grew from about 3cm to a nice sized colony, is showing signs that's freaking me out!

    Everything else, coral, params, etc. are fine!

    Any ideas? Is this just new growth? 'cause it never looked like this before.

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  3. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Any better pictures? cleaner? Could be alk. swings if it isn't growth tips. Have you every noticed growth tips? If not, it's likely not it.

    I had two acros do this slightly without any explanation. One bleached and came back, the other saw some spots of bare skeleton and grew back over it. So there's some hope.
     
  4. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I hope there's hope!

    I think my Calc stays fairly constant.

    Everything esle is growing/looking well.
     
  5. Rhoads238

    Rhoads238 Spaghetti Worm

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    Sorry to hear about your corals. That looks like a really beautiful colony and seemingly very healthy. Do you run GFO? I read that if you strip water of phosphate it can cause stn. I also agree with Kevin about the possibility of an alk swing

    I've heard that corals can send out distress signals to others causing the problem to spread. I haven't observed this happen but maybe its possible.

    If it gets worse I would frag a good piece off and move it elsewhere in the tank but hopefully it heals and you wont have to.
     
  6. rcflyer1388

    rcflyer1388 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    sorry for the loss....hope you can determine the cause. I know I burn some frags recently due to stripping phosphates too fast.
     
  7. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Is it definitive that the coral has STN or bleaching? I'm not knowledgeable about SPS but since it's just the tips, couldn't that mean it's growing?
     
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  9. norg.

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    Are you still dosing kalk?
     
  10. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    calcium being stable means nothing to your carbonate levels.
     
  11. norg.

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    The last time I talked to Todd kalk wasnt being dripped it was mixed into a slurry and poured into the tank. thats why I ask.
     
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  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have a controller Todd? Kalk being used as top off?