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Old 11-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Acan help

I've had this Acan for a couple months and he looked awesome! Puffed up in less than 24 hrs. Here's the issue and all parameters are fine.
Is it bleaching or something worse? Since I noticed it tonight I have moved it on the substrate. Both hammers are perfect

Oceanic BC stock lighting (10,000k)
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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What have you added recently? I used to import a ton of these and I noticed that certain ones would get this flattened out look and start losing flesh no matter what I did. No one ever came up with a definite solution for this, but there was speculation of parasites, and bacterial infections. I tried dipping mine in lugols and it helped some of them. These were small colonies sitting right smack in the middle of many other colonies that were unaffected. crazy.
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What have you added recently? I used to import a ton of these and I noticed that certain ones would get this flattened out look and start losing flesh no matter what I did. No one ever came up with a definite solution for this, but there was speculation of parasites, and bacterial infections. I tried dipping mine in lugols and it helped some of them. These were small colonies sitting right smack in the middle of many other colonies that were unaffected. crazy.
Thanks for the quick response Mr X. The only thing I have added/changed since this one was added was another hammer and the different bulb. It was dipped during acclimation with coral rx
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Do you have any lugols? You could try that. If it is bacterial, it may help.
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Do you have any lugols? You could try that. If it is bacterial, it may help.
I don't unfortunately. You think it's a parasite and not shock from lighting?
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I don't think you have lighting strong enough to shock it.
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That`s what I was going to say. Your lighting might not be strong enough. Most stock lighting is not. The 10,000K is just the color. We need to know the intensity. What kind of lighting system is it. Is it normal fluorescents or HO fluorescents or LEDS. That would help with the lighting question.
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That`s what I was going to say. Your lighting might not be strong enough. Most stock lighting is not. The 10,000K is just the color. We need to know the intensity. What kind of lighting system is it. Is it normal fluorescents or HO fluorescents or LEDS. That would help with the lighting question.
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Acans are medium to low light corals IME. I have kept them in shaded areas and they've done very well, so I don't think it's a lack of light. What i meant was, a 150 watt halide isn't much stronger than the stock bio cube lighting PAR-wise. 20" away from 150 watt halides I was getting readings of 50 PAR- fine for LPS but not very potent.
How long after you added the light did you see the deflation?
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