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Old 02/17/2015, 08:47 AM   #976
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plate coral doesn't look too hot, im sure it will recover though. Looooooong recovery time.


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Old 02/17/2015, 07:18 PM   #977
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The pink flowerpot is doing well! Opening up! I think it will recover nicely at this rate. The blasto and acanthophyllia are still whatever. No changes.


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Old 02/17/2015, 09:39 PM   #978
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I have a rescued montipora. Got it for free at my lfs and in about 1.5 months it has turned from brown to green. I can see growth on it daily now.





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Old 02/19/2015, 04:11 PM   #979
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Finally decided to take the second acanthophyllia which is in even worse condition than the first i brought home. The first one has improved and has inflated, sorta showing that poofy look that this coral usually has. The newcomer is to the right.


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Old 02/23/2015, 12:22 PM   #980
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How often do you feed your acanthophyllia?
Mine is getting worse.. i dont have any clue of what to do, anymore, her mouth is always open now and no response to feeding or develop of new zooxanthele
Every other coral that i have is doing great. Catalaphyllia as example is just doing great!
I gave her a iodine bath already and placed her extra stream friendly.

Any ideas of what i could try?


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Old 02/23/2015, 03:17 PM   #981
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Nothing really, I keep them low in the tank, target feed them every other day at night, stable params, temp, and salinity. I didnt even dip these corals just because how bad they were. I figured anymore stress will be pretty bad. I dipped the others in iodine and kent coral dip but not the acanthophyllias. What are you target feeding? I use mysis, oyster feast, roggers reef food, and brine. Gemini Aquarist (a fellow RC member and friend) uses Doc Ecos egg mix, mysis, phyto, and oyster feast. He has rescued quite a bit of corals as well with his food mix.


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Old 03/01/2015, 06:22 AM   #982
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I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Sorry - my computer bit the dust, so now I'm back & better than ever!

Great job everyone! I can't believe this thread is still going!! You all rock!!


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Old 03/01/2015, 08:11 AM   #983
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Since I started this hobby, I found a soft spot for near-death corals and unwanted corals. These are some of my best examples. Please share if you have also saved corals from near-death (not brown corals that colored up...but truly nearly dead corals).

I've set aside part of my QT tank for rescuing corals - when they recover I either resell them so I can buy more near-death corals or they go into my display. It's a very rewarding side project of the hobby, and I hope other people will do the same.

Scolymia before ($12):


Now:


Lobo Before (don't remember how much I paid):


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Moon Coral ($5):


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Favia (my favorite rescue) ($5):


Now this...such a reward!!!
Welcome back! Still got these?


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Old 03/01/2015, 11:59 AM   #984
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I sold everything when I moved across the country except the last Favia. It's massive now, and there's no way a photo can show just how big it is. The longer I have it, the more amazing it gets. In the last photo, if you squint really hard, you can kinda see that the mouths have a bit of orange to them. Well, the mouths are very much orange now - phenomenal!


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Old 03/01/2015, 12:24 PM   #985
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I sold everything when I moved across the country except the last Favia. It's massive now, and there's no way a photo can show just how big it is. The longer I have it, the more amazing it gets. In the last photo, if you squint really hard, you can kinda see that the mouths have a bit of orange to them. Well, the mouths are very much orange now - phenomenal!
Very cool. Maybe a photo of some of it?


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Old 03/01/2015, 04:33 PM   #986
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I still haven't transferred my old hard drive to my new one yet. Let me work on that, and I'll get some photos up soon.


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Old 03/01/2015, 06:51 PM   #987
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I sold everything when I moved across the country except the last Favia. It's massive now, and there's no way a photo can show just how big it is. The longer I have it, the more amazing it gets. In the last photo, if you squint really hard, you can kinda see that the mouths have a bit of orange to them. Well, the mouths are very much orange now - phenomenal!

This just means you need to start up again and start rescuing again!


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Old 03/01/2015, 06:54 PM   #988
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This just means you need to start up again and start rescuing again!
Oh, I moved back in 2011. Those are old rescues. I've been rescuing ever since with just a new setup. Go back a few pages and you'll see my recent ones.


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Old 03/01/2015, 06:55 PM   #989
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Oh.. i thought you moved again haha. Ive looked at every page. Love this thread!


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Old 03/01/2015, 08:50 PM   #990
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Ah, no. But, we're moving next year. I'm already starting to downsize again.


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Old 03/06/2015, 02:56 PM   #991
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hoping on an opinion on my sick coral here is the link
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...acan+freak+out


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Old 03/07/2015, 06:30 AM   #992
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That looks pretty bad. I agree with many of the comments in the thread (you definitely shouldn't have any ammonia!) However, let's go over the rest of your tank details just in case that's not the only thing.

Please give us the following with a recent test (along with what you use to test):

Salinity/specific gravity:
Temp:
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Nitrite:
Nitrate:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Magnesium:

Describe your tank inhabitants (crabs, fish, snails, etc.):

Describe your lights:

Describe your tank flow:

Describe your husbandry (water change schedule, media change schedule, dosing, etc.):


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Old 03/07/2015, 01:09 PM   #993
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i just noticed you replied in this thread to my question. the Acan has died unfortunately and i had one of my leathers have a small bit of bleaching. i believe i have found out the cause of my ammonia issue. with some luck the bio filter will come back into balance before anything eles in the tank suffers.

my water parameters are good otherwise
nitrate 0
phosphate 0(phos-zorb)
calcium 400-425
kh i believe was 12 when i checked a week ago
sg is 1.024
temp 77-79
lights one daylight one 460nm one 420nm (new lights)
canister filter cleaned bi-weekly
water changes 10-20% weekly

live stock:
snail(profile pic)
6 other snails
skunk shrimp
sea hare
coral beauty
cormis
cardinal
2 toadstool leathers
2 paly colonies
small pulsing Xenia
small branching hammer
small ricordia(spelling?) mushroom
2 green mushrooms
lots of feather dusters and spaghetti worms
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Old 03/07/2015, 01:53 PM   #994
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just tested ammonia it is back down to 0


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Old 03/08/2015, 09:21 AM   #995
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I bet the ammonia and that coral beauty were to blame. Whenever someone says they have one coral going downhill, there's almost always a coral beauty in their livestock list. They're infamous for nipping when you're not watching.


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Old 03/08/2015, 09:33 AM   #996
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I bet the ammonia and that coral beauty were to blame. Whenever someone says they have one coral going downhill, there's almost always a coral beauty in their livestock list. They're infamous for nipping when you're not watching.
...the ONLY reason I don't own an angel fish.


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I've got more! Favias!

This one colors up in a very nice yellow/green fluorescent under blue LEDs


I really thought this one would be a goner.



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Old 03/09/2015, 07:32 PM   #998
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Hi FishEd - are those new rescues? Yikes, but they look like they'll recover well; they're notoriously hardy!


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Old 03/09/2015, 10:15 PM   #999
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Got a bunch of new rescues. Sucks I didnt get the before pics. Some zoas that suffered 3 days in Tennessee cold weather (delay from weather) they are slowly coming back. 2 torches and 2 hammers that I had to take to the bandsaw to save from brown jelly and white fungus and a small acan.


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Got a bunch of new rescues. Sucks I didnt get the before pics. Some zoas that suffered 3 days in Tennessee cold weather (delay from weather) they are slowly coming back. 2 torches and 2 hammers that I had to take to the bandsaw to save from brown jelly and white fungus and a small acan.
That Tennessee weather was rough a week ago. Were just not prepared for that kind of snow and ice. Rednecks and ice just don't go hand in hand. LOL.


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