Short tentacle Plate Fungia Losing Flesh

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by xmetalfan99, Jun 15, 2010.

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  1. homegrowncorals

    homegrowncorals Ribbon Eel

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    That is strange i have been using it for 2 months now and see no ill affects but then i don't have any stony corals in my tank yet. ;)
     
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  3. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    That would make sense.

    2 inner cap fulls every few weeks. I never wanted to use it as a regiment after seeing how my LPS in a very LPS dominated tank reacted to it. I normally use some Kent. I got it on sale a while ago. Never had any issues with it. I just happened to be at a LFS that carried the product and felt like giving it a shot.
     
  4. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I got home and found that more flesh is coming off of the bottom of the coral. I would put it in another tank, but I feel that moving it now would cause more stress.
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What type sand do you have? CC can be very difficult on them. Does it move around much?
     
  6. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I use the reef grade aragonite from carib sea. Any finer and I would have sugar sized substrate. It does note move around.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I wonder if there is some stagnation underneath creating a buildup of hydrogen sulfide or a nasty bacterial colony.
     
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  9. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I have other stuff living on the substrate as well. 1 wellso, 1 trachy, and 2 clams. All doing great. Wouldn't these be affected as well? I do have 2 sand sifting stars. Could these be causing a problem?
     
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    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    probably not related but I've had 2 different bi color blenny's kill 2 different trachy's...

    I can't catch this bi color, so no more trachy's for me...
     
  11. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    Well, here is my stocking. Maybe something will jump out at you guys.

    Stocking:

    CUC:
    lots of hermits, astraea(sp) snails, turbos, nassarius, nerite
    2 sand sifting stars
    2 emerald crabs

    Fish:
    1 yellow tang 4"
    1 hippo tang 2" (please no tang police. The hippo and yellow are very tiny and will be used as an excuse to get a larger tank ;D::))
    2 false percs
    1 purple firefish
    3 chromis
    1 royal gramma
    1 6-line wrasse
    1 clown go goby

    Coral:

    assorted shrooms
    assorted zoas
    assorted candy canes
    assorted acans
    duncans
    sun coral
    wellso
    trachy
    xenia
    gsp
    hammer
    acro frag
    frog spawn
    1 dieing plate

    Other inverts:
    5 clams
    1 bubble tip nem
    2 cleaner shrimp

    Anything on that list seem like a problem?
     
  12. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope this is a tough one.