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Old 10-22-2012, 11:24 AM   #11
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I bought this one yesterday from my LFS and it looks to be a leather of some sort and a Kenya tree with the rock. Got it for five bucks due to it being covered with aptasia. My butterfly ate all the aptasia within ten minutes of being in the tank! So a win for me! Anyone know what kinda leather it is? Here's a pic.
Wow that's awesome. Great buy there!, just a question did you ask what was wrong with the coral before buying? Also keep us posted on how it comes along
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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Wow that's awesome. Great buy there!, just a question did you ask what was wrong with the coral before buying? Also keep us posted on how it comes along
Yes sir. The rock itself was covered with aptasia, but my butterfly had it gone in ten minutes or so!
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #13
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I have bought damaged corals for years. I look for them.

If you have a proper frag tank with all parameters in order, most corals, even SPS, if not too far gone will recover completely. I have done this with acros, frogspawn, hammers, chalice, and many types of soft coral. I have a frogspawn that I got with only three polyps left. It is the size of a soccer ball now.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:55 PM   #14
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I have a birdsnest that was about 90% white after my angel ate it, was gonna throw it out but didn't for some reason. That coral is now completely brown and looks better than ever! It didn't even start out this brown, so I'm glad I didn't throw it out. It can be done, it depends on the coral I guess.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #15
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I received some palys from someone that almost died because they were fragged the day before and had not healed. I started dosing vitamin c after a week of them looking half dead and barely attached, they opened fully and grabbed on to the rock. If you read about it people have good experiences bringing fish and coral back to health. A fellow reefer told me to try Vitamarin-C from brightwells and I use it all the time.

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #16
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I received some palys from someone that almost died because they were fragged the day before and had not healed. I started dosing vitamin c after a week of them looking half dead and barely attached, they opened fully and grabbed on to the rock. If you read about it people have good experiences bringing fish and coral back to health. A fellow reefer told me to try Vitamarin-C from brightwells and I use it all the time.

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+1 corals are much hardier then many people tend to believe. Pretty much as long as there is some tissue left there is a chance to recover lol
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