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Old 05-18-2014, 05:48 PM   #1
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Dying Brain coral?

Hey guys and gals, I've had my 75g for 2 years and do monthly water changes. With in the last two to three weeks my trech brain coral, which is typically greatly enlarged, has been shriveled and has lost a lot of its call. I have had the same lights for over a year (LEDs) so I know it's not that.

My parameters are good:
Alk 8.6
Calc 390 (little low)
Salinity 1.025
Nitrates 0
Phosphates 0


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Does anyone have any idea what might be going on? I've had this coral for years with no problems even when the tank parameters were off.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:00 AM   #2
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What is the ph and temp?

Have you introduced anything new to the tank?
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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Ph was 8.2 and I have introduced several sps corals two of which have died in the last week
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Sorry the temp ranges between 78-80
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:21 PM   #5
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Was the introduction of the sps the only change you've made in the past few months?
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I had low Alk for a week or two but it never got below 7.7 and the change wasnt abrupt it was over time. I dipped it as we'll I figured maybe it had a tear in it, but no such luck
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Is there any visual tissue recession? If not just observe it another week.
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During deflation at the end of the day near dark it does show a tiny bit. This is what concerns me because I know typically that means it's only going to recess worse. I'll try and spot feed again tonight...
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Maybe someone with experience with this specific type of coral can chime in.
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