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Old 09-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Rescue corals

So I went to my LFS and asked about a few half bleached corals they had thrown in a refugium and they sold them to me for $2 each. One is a orange birdsnest and the other is a purple acropora. Approx half the frag of the birdsnest is bleached and about 3/5 of the acro is dead and turned green. Is there anything special that should be done to try to fix them or should I just keep the water as clean as possible?
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Pristine and stable parameters. That's all you can really do. The acro might already be too far gone, but can still try.
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Pristine and stable parameters. That's all you can really do. The acro might already be too far gone, but can still try.
Yeah, I figured it probably wouldn't survive but for $2 it was worth a try.
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If it recovers, totally agreed. I've used glue to stop recession on my sps before. That is a last chance sort of deal though.
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Try coral snow?
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You mean marine snow? The food? That won't do much as this is an issue that needs to be solved with good lighting and stable parameters.
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You mean marine snow? The food? That won't do much as this is an issue that needs to be solved with good lighting and stable parameters.
I meant just for when you buy dying corals, it helps them jump back
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You mean marine snow? The food? That won't do much as this is an issue that needs to be solved with good lighting and stable parameters.
Well, at least I have plenty of both of those. I've never tried an sps before though so I don't know how well it'll work out.
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