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Old 06-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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Hammer Coral Flesh Coming Out!

I just bought the hammer coral saturday, when I was placing the coral I felt a piece of the shell break and in 2 days this is what I have. Is this coral going to die or can it save itself... All para.. are within specs except for nitrate = 20 ppm... Hence the red slime.

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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It should be fine...they are pretty hardy..
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #3
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The piece you damaged prob won't recover, it might have a chance with out the red slime!!!
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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The red slime is just a pain in the butt. Had an algea bloom after my Ro/Di & Protein skimmer went down a couple days of each other. I used some water from a watermill express ( supposed to go through 11 different filtrations including Ro ) and found the water quality is terrible there. I tested their water and it had a tds of 50+ and phosphates of 10.0+. Since then I have done 25% water change with quality water... ordered new Ro/di unit... p
Protein Skimmer has new pump and up and running. Phosphates media bag has dropped phosphates down to .25.
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Try adding another power head and give it more circulation till it goes away, worked for me!
Another thing you can do is when your doing a water change, take out any rock with slime on it and scrub it down with a brush in the water your going to through out!
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