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Old 10-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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I am starting to see some white protuberances on my pink birdsnest. The rest of my coral is looking better than it ever has. My question is is this bleaching or are these new arms "budding"?

I recently started dosing 2 part, and all of my other coral has responded wonderfully. Is this maybe just new growth?

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SG 1.025
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Ca 480ppm
MG 1350ppm
NO3 0
PO4 0.03 ppm
Lighting: 2 AI Sol white, 12 hour duration, 6 hours at peak intensity of 36% white 46% blue

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Yep New growth the growth will be white/clear and sometimes almost looks like inflated on some sps
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Wow! That's GREAT! Thanks!
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Hey fort! So pumped everything has been going well. So its been dosing eh? Bionic part 2?

Well i dont have a ton of sps, but i do know that a bleached outer layer/tips is usually a good sign. It means that it is growing! I dont think it is creating new arms, but i would say that it is gettin bigger.
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If you look there are some white dots starting on the mid sections of some of the arms, so new arms and growing. AMAZING!

I am dosing my own mixes of CaOH and NaCO3, with some peristaltic pumps and timers. The coral has responded very well. I am so happy that something GOOD is happening to my coral. LOL
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Hey fort! So pumped everything has been going well. So its been dosing eh? Bionic part 2?

Well i dont have a ton of sps, but i do know that a bleached outer layer/tips is usually a good sign. It means that it is growing! I dont think it is creating new arms, but i would say that it is gettin bigger.
I think he is getting new arms on the left side of it.. looks like 2 close to the top of a couple branches.. I forget the names but there are actually two seperate names for the polyps depending if they are on the "body" of the coral or the leading tip of growth which are usually the clear/whiteish polyps
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