Red Planet Acro Sliming

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    And there are no near by corals stinging it?

    Can you get an image with a flash?

    Tissue loss usually starts at the bottom and at the top, not just right in the middle.
     
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  3. pallidamors

    pallidamors Flamingo Tongue

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    I will try to get a pic tonight
     
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    pallidamors Flamingo Tongue

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    Update: Took some new pics this evening.

    If you look at the bottom/mid area of the coral you will see where the sliming was occurring and now where the white/dead? area is.

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  5. pallidamors

    pallidamors Flamingo Tongue

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    Ran some test this evening.

    Results

    Ph: 8.1
    SG: 1.026
    Alk:7dkh
    Cal: 420ppm

    THe only thing I see that might be an issue is the alk?
     
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    Bump for input/advice
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I appreciate the images. I do not know, but you could start by raising your alk slightly. I suppose if it does get worse it will be easy to frag. Did you check at night for critters?
     
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    pallidamors Flamingo Tongue

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    thanks for all your input!

    I checked last night with a flashlight and diddnt see anything. The area that is dead/white is still slimming slightly. However, the area doesnt seem to be spreading and the rest of the coral looks fine. Over the next few days Im going to raise my alk to around 8.5-9dkh.


    Have you ever seen an acro with dead tissue in the middle of the coral regrow over it?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have never seen it in the middle that I can think of, unless another coral near by was stinging it. It's always bottom to top on my corals. I have never see coral tissue grow back over the dead spot. Sorry I can not be of more help, I do think bringing up the alk can not hurt and might help.
     
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    pallidamors Flamingo Tongue

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    Update:

    The sliming has stopped and the dead tissue area has stopped spreading. Will update again in a week or 2.
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Thanks for the update.