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Old 11-05-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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LPS starting to die. Help!!

Have and open brain and it's starting to show its white skeleton. How can I save it? I've had it for about 3 months. My parameters are all good except my phosphates are .5 ppm
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What is your salinity at? Calcium?

It may just be stressed. Has anything died recently? Is its mouth open continuously?

Maybe wait a day or do and watch the coral to see if it is stressed and recovering
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What size is the tank and what lighting do you have? Where is the coral placed? I had that happen to a brain coral of mine it got bleached from the lights and eventually receded off its exoskeleton and died. :-(
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Also, do you dose iodine? Try spot feeding and making sure it gets the correct amount of lighting.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:28 AM   #5
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What is your salinity at? Calcium?

It may just be stressed. Has anything died recently? Is its mouth open continuously?

Maybe wait a day or do and watch the coral to see if it is stressed and recovering
Salinity is 1.022-1.025, forgot what calcium is, but it's where it needs to be. I have a hammer that's not doing good at all, but it really hasn't done good since I moved it a month ago. The open brain's mouth is open most of the time.
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I have MAX light LED's and the brain is at the bottom. I have a 220 gallon
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:31 AM   #7
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No to the iodine. I spot feed it mysis and I spot feed plankton
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I would definitely start with the iodine. It benefits all your corals. I also feed cyclopeeze a couple times a week. Also, oyster juice can help open up corals to feed. I usually will feed oyster juice, phytoplankton and cyclopeeze at least 4 times a week. I dose iodine once a week.

Placement is also key. Make sure it's on a sand bed with good light and medium flow (depending on the type of brain as well).

I'm not an expert on brains. Carey is. Lol. But this is what I do and my brains all look awesome.
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Thanks, I'll try the iodine, and cyclopees
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Have and open brain and it's starting to show its white skeleton...I have a hammer that's not doing good at all...
Is the skeleton erupting through the coral tissue or is the tissue receding? Also what symptoms is your hammer coral experiencing? What other types of LPS corals do you have and how are they doing?

While your parameters were stated as "good", please post your calcium, alkalinity, and pH levels.

Test your iodine levels prior to dosing.
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