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Old 11/15/2014, 08:52 PM   #926
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I have tried fauna Marin ultra LPS grow pellets, and I did a lab test a few years ago and the ingredients and the content result was the same if not better than what's claimed on the packaging. I have been using it along with other pellets such as Spectrum and Formula. And it seems to have the best response by all corals overall. And the one that were not eating anything else would actually eat the Fauna Marin pellets.

Alb_56 have you tried feeding any of your corals?


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Old 11/16/2014, 08:00 AM   #927
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I have tried fauna Marin ultra LPS grow pellets, and I did a lab test a few years ago and the ingredients and the content result was the same if not better than what's claimed on the packaging. I have been using it along with other pellets such as Spectrum and Formula. And it seems to have the best response by all corals overall. And the one that were not eating anything else would actually eat the Fauna Marin pellets.

Alb_56 have you tried feeding any of your corals?
That's funny because I tried the Fauna Marin Ultra LPS pellets as well a few years ago side-by-side on frags of corals from the same rescued colony along with Spectrum and Formula Two. The corals did not react as well to the FM pellets (they did not extend tentacles as fast, eat as much, or recover as quickly as the ones fed the other foods.) Granted, this was a tiny sample with lots of uncontrolled variables, but I wasn't happy with the FM pellets I tried.


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Old 11/16/2014, 10:53 AM   #928
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It's almost exactly 4 years since you started this thread.
When did you use the FM pallets


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Old 11/16/2014, 11:18 AM   #929
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It's been a few years - couldn't tell you exactly when. Has the formulation changed? The pellets I used were a sample - maybe they were old?


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Old 11/16/2014, 05:50 PM   #930
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Old 11/16/2014, 08:28 PM   #931
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This is my first "rescue" coral. I thought it was doomed when I opened the box to find that the bag leaked all the water and the coral was just about dry. Figured id put it in my tank anyways. Very glad I did.
Day 1:

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Old 11/17/2014, 04:15 AM   #932
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Old 11/18/2014, 11:32 AM   #933
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Ya the green octospawn really bounced back. I was surprised myself


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Old 11/20/2014, 06:17 PM   #934
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Got a rescue coral for free, my first. A very unhappy acan.




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Old 11/20/2014, 09:45 PM   #935
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Great job Nathan! Any tips?

Mark - any background on what happened to the poor thing? How are you treating it? Are you sure it's an acan? It looks a bit like a Favia (and a nice one at that!) Good luck!!


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Old 11/20/2014, 10:52 PM   #936
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Mark - any background on what happened to the poor thing? How are you treating it? Are you sure it's an acan? It looks a bit like a Favia (and a nice one at that!) Good luck!!
Not really sure how to treat it.
Pretty sure it is an scan, some kind of ultra.
Was in a tank with crappy lights and an SG of 1.019 at a store.
Soon after putting in my tank, my coral beauty noticed it and just could not leave it alone.
I had to put in a temporary shoo stick while I made a protective cover.
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Old 11/22/2014, 07:14 AM   #937
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Oy, well, it has some great potential. It looks like the mesenterial filaments are exposed in the photo. Did the coral retract them? Yes, having some of the "reef safe with caution" animals with rescues is difficult. They notice a food source in distress, which is so tempting!


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Old 11/22/2014, 01:34 PM   #938
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I bought this believing it was an acan but on second thought, I believe it could be a favia. It discounted and isn't doing too too well but it has potential. Any tips or suggestions on this guy?? This is my first not so healthy coral purchase.



The lobo I also bought but is in better condition and looks like a healthy coral. He is far more orange in person though. I am unsure of the center color at the moment. It is very dark, like a purple maybe.




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Old 11/24/2014, 08:12 PM   #939
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Here's my Wellso rescue I got from a fellow reefer:


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After 2 months
Here's what this guy looks like today..quite a difference!




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Kyle - that looks like an Acan to me. Any idea what was going on with the tank it came from? Looks like there was probably a water quality issue. A good tank will probably help it to start.

Shaummy - AWESOME! Please post up any tips you have.


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Old 11/24/2014, 08:18 PM   #941
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I want to reemphasize ethical rescuing. Please do not take in dying animals unless you are prepared and educated to handle them properly. Without proper treatment, quarantine, and care, you could introduce disease/parasites/etc. to your tank. A discount is not worth this risk.


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Old 11/24/2014, 08:24 PM   #942
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Kyle - that looks like an Acan to me. Any idea what was going on with the tank it came from? Looks like there was probably a water quality issue. A good tank will probably help it to start.

Shaummy - AWESOME! Please post up any tips you have.
The biggest thing is that the previous tank was baking this poor LPS to death with his DIY LED's as he was more into SPS. He had no "shade" areas to keep it from bleaching.

I'm running 4x96w Power compacts and plus I had some more shaded areas. I covered the coral to keep fish away and fed it mysis...almost every night and the tupperware kept all of the others from stealing it. The feeders came out regularly....and just nursed it back to health. These days I feed it maybe once a week or sometimes every other week.


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Old 11/25/2014, 04:29 AM   #943
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Old 11/26/2014, 03:10 PM   #944
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I want to reemphasize ethical rescuing. Please do not take in dying animals unless you are prepared and educated to handle them properly. Without proper treatment, quarantine, and care, you could introduce disease/parasites/etc. to your tank. A discount is not worth this risk.
Thanks. Once it inflated a bit, I did see that it was indeed an acan as I originally thought. I have read this thread for hours and have been very much intrigued to rescuing corals. I did try to determine the cause before purchase and also agree that it was poor water quality.

Hopefully in the future, I can have a setup similar to your QT regimen for rescues. Here is the acan now though. This is his 4th day in my tank.

Not so great iPhone camera but it's looking like it will be a keeper.




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Fantastic Kyle! And FYI - my post about ethical rescuing wasn't directed toward you. I get quite a few people contacting me on how to save coral just so they can get a Scolymia for $10 or something. That greatly concerns me and wasn't the intent of this thread.


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Fantastic Kyle! And FYI - my post about ethical rescuing wasn't directed toward you. I get quite a few people contacting me on how to save coral just so they can get a Scolymia for $10 or something. That greatly concerns me and wasn't the intent of this thread.
Gotcha. I agree with you nonetheless. Thanks for your help and for keeping up with this thread!!

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Great job Nathan! Any tips?
I did nothing to be honest. I did a fast acclamation and put it in the water as fast as I could. Didnt dip it in any solution and to this day have not fed it. It's been growing like crazy


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I did a fast acclamation and put it in the water as fast as I could.
In really bad water quality cases, sometimes this is the best thing you can do! I still always recommend a dip to protect your system from the basic nasties, like flatworms. You can temperature acclimate the coral, then dip it in your tank's "good" water.


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Old 11/29/2014, 08:03 PM   #949
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Wow lots of nice corals here. I've got a chalice that I don't think is doing to well and I'm not really sure why. I doesn't appear to be just bleached from my lights. Here is the best picture I have of it.
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What I'm referring to is the white, skeleton that appears to be getting larger with the maroon tissue appears like it is receding.


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Wow lots of nice corals here. I've got a chalice that I don't think is doing to well and I'm not really sure why. I doesn't appear to be just bleached from my lights. Here is the best picture I have of it.
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What I'm referring to is the white, skeleton that appears to be getting larger with the maroon tissue appears like it is receding.
My chalices don't like too much light or flow.
Maybe get it under a ledge for a while and see what happens, good luck.


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