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Old 07-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Another weird question...

So last night after taking my arm out of my tank I noticed that my arm was sticky, like it had a residue on it. I washed my arm and carried on. This moring the same thing (I have a coral that keeps falling off the rock work) and now I'm getting worried. Why would my arm feel sticky? I've had my arms in tanks for 3 years and never felt sticky before.
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could be resedues from the salt mix or could be excess proteins. what brand of salt and are you heavily stocked?
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Lightly stocked, only 4 fish. I use instant ocean salt, have been for years. Is it something to worry about?
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Is there any sign of your parameter being way off than previous? Could be an oil film accumulated at surface. Do you have enough surface agitation?
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I have a tunze pump pointed upward creating a tone of surface agitation. All my parameters are still totally in check. I can't figure out whats going on in there, first the bleaching then the weird sticky arm...lol Maybe I'll just keeps my hands out, do a few water changes and see how it goes...
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Pwc is a good idea. Corals excrete some substance when stressed. You'll never know what kind of substance they are. It could be toxic to your livestock.
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its possible it from the corals. Mucus/slime
If your corals are exuding pure slime, they could be irritated.
chemical warfare between themselves - to close to each other ect.

just a thought..
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well thats not good, I don't want a slime war going on......
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its possible it from the corals. Mucus/slime
If your corals are exuding pure slime, they could be irritated.
chemical warfare between themselves - to close to each other ect.

just a thought..
+1 Are you running carbon? It will help remove the toxins
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Ya I have a canister with carbon and a skimmer.
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