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Old 09-10-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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IF a coral passes away should it be removed from the tank
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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IF a coral passes away should it be removed from the tank
If a coral is completely dead, it'll be an all white skeleton, and stores sell those for tanks for BB to grow on. So, no, you don't have to remove it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:53 AM   #3
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Well their is still meat on it do you think it can be revived I didn't have the right light for about a week for it to survive on but now I do and it's the only thing in the tank
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:25 AM   #4
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I would leave it in, move it to a better spot and see if it recovers. If not, you'll just have a coral skeleton, which some people pay for.
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I would leave it in, move it to a better spot and see if it recovers. If not, you'll just have a coral skeleton, which some people pay for.
Dont dying coral release phosphate??
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What kind of coral? Soft corals don't have a hard skeleton so I would remove them before it disintegrated in the tank.
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What kind of coral? Soft corals don't have a hard skeleton so I would remove them before it disintegrated in the tank.
Yeah, we'll there is that. Lol. I guess I was assuming that it was hard coral cuz he said "there's still some meat on it.". Sounded like there's a skeleton with meat left. But ya know what happens when you assume, right?
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Agreed... if it's a soft coral, and definitely on it's way out, get rid of it. If it's an LPS, or especially an SPS, leave it in. I can't count how many threads I've seen to the effect of "I thought this thing was dead 3 months ago, but now seeing new polyps.....". All it takes is a small organism or two hidden in there somewhere to survive, and it may work it's way back.
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