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Old 05-09-2007, 07:36 PM   #11
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Watch for ammonia, nitrite. It would be a wise to do a PWC and run GAC as well, if you don't already. The coral dieing will release toxins, and other unwanted things. Sorry to hear about your situation, I hope everything else pulls through.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:38 PM   #12
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To make a long story short, I got a new job about two weeks ago and havent really been able to watch my tanks conditions like I was once able. Anyway, I came home one day and the tank reached 89 degrees at night starting at 81 when I left in the morning. Dont give up. Although some of the reef looked stressed, all corals and fish survived and have begun to look like they once did. The main problem I encountered was a cyano break out, which my pwc's were slacking. Anyway, do some PWC's and Its always better to lower the temp slowly, rather than panic and try try to change it rapidly back to the normal temp. Whenver there is a change like that take your time, whats done is done and patience is the best thing for the tank......
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:47 PM   #13
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Cool...I'll definitely do a PWC and run GAC. Should I take out what's left of the frogspawn to prevent further toxins from being released or leave the skeleton in there?
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If it is going to die, it would be best to remove it to get any remaining tissue out of the tank.
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Will do...thanks MT79.
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:30 PM   #16
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Re: Devastation...frogspawn is dying...

This is an interesting post to me as my daughter recently did me a favor and raised the tank heater to MAX (Shes 2 going on 10). When I got home one day from work I noticed the tank felt warm. It was 89.? in the tank. (Good heater) I suspect it was only that day that the temp was so high. I turned the temp back down to 80 (Normal for my tanks) and turned the clip on fan to low so as not to shock everyone coming back down. The next day my corals were somewhat unhappy but by day 2 you couldn't have seen any difference. I don't understand that if your tank was only 90 degress for 1 day how it could be so devastating. My questions to you are, was it only one day and was 90 degrees the peak or just what you observed that night? Seems to me that the corals should recover just fine from a little warmer water over a one day period. Im just looking to get the whole story ; )

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It's been unusually hot in SF the last few days and when I got home last night, my tank was at 90 degrees. Everything has somewhat recovered except for the frogspawn which looks like it's dying, the GSP's haven't opened up yet and the the hammer coral looks bad (although it looks like it might survive). A sad day for me...

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That's a good point. I actually observed the temperature to be 90 degrees around 10:30pm after I got home from the hockey game. So as you have noted, the temperature could very well have been higher during the day time. Normally, I'm home right after work so I would have been able to take care of this at an earlier time point. But I had to go down to San Jose right after work because the game started at 6pm as opposed to the usual 7pm. Anyway, it was still only one day and it seemed like the most damage was done to the LPS'. The Frogspawn died and the hammer coral has not fully recovered although a few heads have shown some encouraging signs.

Oh yeah, to make matters worse, the Sharks lost the game and were eliminated from the playoffs too...
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:23 PM   #18
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Dead frogspawn, sorry looking hammer coral, Sharks lost..Just a bad day in your hood for marine life all around.. 8O
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Yeah, basically...don't forget about the Warriors, who have basically been underwater for the last 13 years, lost as well!
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I'm probably too late with this post but I hope you didn't throw out the frogspawn. When I was in India last November my tank got up to 90 for a couple of days. I had freind stopping by every other day to feed and check that ato was working. She didn'r think that the unseasonably mild weather combined with a closed house and MH lighting would heat up everything that much. All my sps bleached, my leathers looked bad and started turning brown and the frogspawn was gone.

I did a 25% pwc when I got back (a few days later) and continued with 1 per week for a month. I fragged the leathers and now have a slew of small frags that are starting to look good. My frogspwan on the other hand has almost completley recovered. 3 of 5 branches are as full as they were before my trip. The other 2 are bare.

My foxface had large brownish spot on one side (bacterial infection?) though all the other fish were ok. A few weeks later you couldn't see any sign of a problem with the foxface. Water changes can do wonders to make things healthy again.
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