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Old 09-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Dead Coral??

On monday I went out n got a button polyp. I acclimated it, then used coral dip. It's been 6 days now n I haven't seen any of the polyps come out. Is that normal or is something wrong? How do I know if it died? And if it is dead do I need to remove it from the tank?
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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If its dead it will shrivel up and disappear in a couple days. If its been six days and looks the same as when you got it just give it some time.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:45 PM   #3
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Uah prob not dead but if it is leave it it will get eaten and the "leftovers" are what actually become liverock
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:43 AM   #4
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When I tried coral and it died my LFS told me to remove it as it would hurt my tank.
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Ok well there the experts but in nature live rock is dead coral
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
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try moving it to a different area of your tank. it might not like the flow or lighting it is in
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:31 PM   #7
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Well to b honest I never acclimate corals of any kind and they always do fine when I do it that way. I have bought everything from SPS to LPS to softies like zoas and shrooms to all kinds and I never acclimate them. I used to to b safe and would have problems with them but ever since I stopped that I haven't had any problems at all. But maybe that's just my luck. I only acclimate fish and inverts including clams and especially shrimp. I have never wanted to mess with all those chemicals to dip corals cuz u never really know what's in them unless ur a scientist lol. But try moving them to any place with low current and try dropping food close by they might open. Good luck man
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I just put mine in a bucket and drip acclimate for 10 minutes or so so it's not a total shock when they plop into the nano.
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