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Old 08-18-2005, 09:23 PM   #11
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Well it finally had to happen. I came home from work today and found my LTA looking horrible. His foot had almost flattened and lost its pink coloring, his tentacles were laying flat in the sand and had deflated considerably, and he was beginning to look slimy. I don't know if he had died but if not, he was close to it. I carefully removed him being careful not to loose any tissue in case he had started to decay. He wasn't sticky at all. I think I got all of him out in one piece. I checked my water parameters and all was good, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite checked at 0, ph at 8.3. alk at midrange, SG at 1.024. I'll check them daily for the next few days just to make sure everything stays good and have some water ready for a partial water change if necessary. I think if he had not been bleached, he would have survived. Next time I'll do my homework better and know what to look for in a healthy animal.

Thanks to all of you for your generous advice and words of encouragement.

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I'm sorry. You might want to run some activated carbon in the system for a few days if you don't already.

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