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Old 12-10-2011, 06:00 AM   #101
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I think your frogspawn was more expensive because of the nice blue-green coloration. Most frogspawn is green with the white tips. So that price is either right on or a few too high.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:06 AM   #102
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Corals look good scottay! Good luck with them and the nem.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:15 AM   #103
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Pipe organ coral that I got for $10, not opened up yet.. might not ever. Taking a risk with it.

All of your tubipora's calcite tubes appear to be completely vacated; it's essentially an empty skeleton lacking polyps or coral tissue and looks 'dead'; it should not have been sold as live coral.

When the polyps are retracted the pipe organ polyps should still be evident: (please excuse the two renegade anthelia polyps)
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:55 AM   #104
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GL with your BTA. My condy died so it'll be awhile before I try another nem...Should have waited.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:27 PM   #105
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All of your tubipora's calcite tubes appear to be completely vacated; it's essentially an empty skeleton lacking polyps or coral tissue and looks 'dead'; it should not have been sold as live coral.

When the polyps are retracted the pipe organ polyps should still be evident: (please excuse the two renegade anthelia polyps)
Well that is unfortunate. If I look down into the tubes I can see white stuff though. Not in all of them, but I'd say 25%. Is there a chance he can come back or do you think it's just a skeleton with no chance?

And if I keep it for a while (just for the vibrant maroon color of the tubes!) will it hurt my water quality?

Sorry about your condy, hank. Any reason you think?
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If the white stuff you're seeing is indeed the polyps (and not debris or sand or something), then this coral can make a come back, at least in the form of creating new sections of live coral which has the potential of creating new skeletal calcite structure over the old.

None of the vacated tubes will see regeneration of coral tissue though, but any life polyp will bring with it the potential of creating a new colony.

If the entire thing is dead (which it appears to be in the photo) then it will do fine as a tank decoration and will not adversely affect the tank. It should keep the color as a decoration.
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Yeah, my tank wasn't ready for a nem. plain and simple.
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I'm not sure what it is. Not debris though. Maybe calcification? I'll get a better picture inside of it tomorrow.

Thanks carey! Look at me I'm a reefer!
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Yeah, my tank wasn't ready for a nem. plain and simple.
I'm interested here. Why not? Bad water parameters? Not enough light? Read a couple other posts of yours in other threads, seem you've come across some bad luck.
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I'm not sure what it is. Not debris though. Maybe calcification? I'll get a better picture inside of it tomorrow.

Thanks carey! Look at me I'm a reefer!

Woohooo!!!! Beautiful corals, good luck with them Mr. Reefer
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