Update- My Green Poci...

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Lately, like the last few weeks, my Green Poci has been shedding polyps!
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    Pretty much everthing else is doing fine.

    I moved it to a less light area about a week ago.

    Not looking much better.

    I'll take it out and dip it tomorrow, but, any ideas?

    And please, my params are well. As I said everything else is doing well, and that's a lot of different corals.

    I'm too embarrased to post a before pic- it was very full, etc.

    Here's todays pic

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  3. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    The same thing happened when I had a Pocillopora. I'm curious to find out as well.
     
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    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Most likely, it either had too much light or your Alk was too high. Or even a lack of flow is a possibility.

    Just because the other corals are fine, doesn't necessarily mean there isn't a parameter problem. There's always one coral that starts to show signs first.
     
  5. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Yes,
    It's been my prize coral for nearly 2 years, growing great.

    In fact, when others have had some minor problems, my GP always did well, full, etc.

    A few days ago, my Alk was 10.
    There is plenty of flow, after 2 years I find it hard to believe it's suddenly a flow problem.
    It had been in the same light for quite a while.
    I moved it to less light thinking that may help- but not sure why.

    I got off my rear and dipped it today.

    Everytime I dip something from my tank, when the base is in the dip- these little shrimp looking things- I think they are Amphipods, come off.
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    The Amphipods are merely cleaning up dead tissue. I agree with Hunter, it looks like classic a alkalinity issue to me. Big time frustrating and it happens to everyone that keeps sps.
     
  7. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Ok, would that be too low, or too high?

    Oh, and BTW- I have a frag plug of a rainbow Poci that's growing great- in the DT too.

    It usually runs about 9, a few days ago it was 10-11. API.
     
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  9. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    10-11 isn't too high, but a quick shift from 9-11 could have done it.
     
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    That's getting up on the high side.

    7-11 is regarded as the "safe" range. But not all corals will be happy at either end of that scale. NSW is ~7.

    But yes, how fast it changed is also of the utmost importance. Moving more than 1dkH/day makes me nervous.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Are you running bio-pellets?
     
  12. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Thanks,
    It did not move very fast at all- the Alk that is, or anything else for that matter.

    No Bio pellets, no GFO