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Old 02-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Brain dying

1. Type & how long you have had it: 8 months
2. Current lighting & Bulb Age: led light
3. Nitrate:0
4. Calcium: 400
5. Phosphate:
6. Alkalinity: 7.0
7. pH: 7.8
8. Salinity: 1.023
9. Temperature: 75.6
10. Liquid or strip test kits:liquid
11. Location in tank: bottom of sand bed
12. Current amount of flow: 4 powerheads
13. Current tank dosing regimen: reef salts used when needed
14. Nearby coral: star polyp (a ways away)
15. Explanation of problem:
Tissue separating from base.




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Old 02-19-2013, 12:46 AM   #2
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We use RO/DI water too. Thank you any thoughts would help in this matter.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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Has something happened to the tank recently? Your coral looks to be in between 20 dead snails, have you had a lot die?

The rest of the brain that isn't coming off the base looks to be in really good shape but there is surely something going on there. Has it slowly started showing its skelleton or was it an over night kinda thing?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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Nothing just putting RO/di in for water now so topping off and water changes with that.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
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Could someone please help!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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How long have you had the LED fixture?
Is that a brown jelly-like substance I see on the skeleton? If so, i would carefully remove it from the tank without blowing that stuff around and give it an iodine dip (lugols or similar).
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #7
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Ok looks like the brown stuff that I did see yesterday is gone. Now there is skeleton showing some and the rest looks to be ok. The crabs and such ate the "bad" part. It is so weird. I guess just need to keep a close eye on it.
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