Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-09-2018, 06:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ChiTownRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 467
Leather Coral And Toxins

Wow been a long time since I been on here. This cancer is kicking my butt. But I have a question. It might be a dumb question but do leather corals excrete toxins or do they have to be close to a coral to release it. I have some ricordias that were fine until I added 2 green neon leather corals. I stopped using carbon for some dumb reason and I'm thinking since I stopped using carbon the toxins are aggravating them. Maybe I'm wrong. Haven't kept leathers in a long time.



BEFORE THE LEATHER CORALS



AFTER THE LEATHERS


__________________

__________________
ChiTownRomeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2018, 09:29 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Reefing Madness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: AZ
Posts: 584
Yup, Leathers sure do produce and release toxins. This stunt the growth of near by corals and adversely affect other more sensitive corals. Running carbon in the system will keep these relatively low.
__________________

__________________
Reefing Madness Tank Pics
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2018, 10:16 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,244
That is how soft corals battle for territory, compared to sweeper tentacles off of calcium skeletoned corals.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 12:41 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ChiTownRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 467
Time to get some carbon fast! lol
__________________
ChiTownRomeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 10:18 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 18,918
Would vinegar suffice? I know you can use it replacement of vodka dosing
__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 12:04 PM   #6
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brookster123 View Post
Would vinegar suffice? I know you can use it replacement of vodka dosing


This isnít dosing to lower nutrient levels, this is removal of toxins in the water column.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 12:12 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 18,918
So what would you use as a carbon source?
Edit- we're talking activated carbon here huh?
__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2018, 01:07 PM   #8
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brookster123 View Post
So what would you use as a carbon source?
Edit- we're talking activated carbon here huh?


Yep. Itíll suck any and all possible toxin out of the water column.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 03:17 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 11,846
Learning something new all the time! About the toxins!!!

That's something I didn't know.
__________________

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/

Community Rules
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forum...ork&page=rules

FW & SW
Favorite tank right now -5G Spec V Snails & Betta
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 08:48 PM   #10
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,244
This is something that makes keeping a mixed reef difficult. As corals start to encroach on each other, they get defensive. Just last week I watched a great show on BBC, a blue earth I think, that focused on corals and them not liking each other. Showed some brain corals using their sweeper tentacles to consume their neighboring coral. The same goes for soft corals. Unlike stony corals, they don't have these sweeper tentacles so they utilize chemical warfare to keep things at bay.
__________________

Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, eat, leather, toxin

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zoa Toxins and crossover with pitcher used with FW Autumnsky Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 03-06-2015 03:22 PM
Toxins with Coral redsea Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 06-10-2012 05:57 PM
Button Polyps contain Fatal Toxins with no cure ?!?!? OceanMist Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 06-27-2005 08:30 AM
Ammo/carbon filters, toxins, meds, whats true? ShameCOre Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 11-21-2004 12:23 AM
Lion Fish toxins??????!!!!!!!!!????? popothemailman Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 09-16-2004 01:03 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.