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Old 04-30-2005, 05:27 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice I tried to do what you said. The plate coral is too big for the spot you suggested but I found a good spot. I moved the fox coral. What do you think of the new arrangements any suggestions please let me know. Thaks

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Old 05-01-2005, 01:30 PM   #12
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Looks alot better. The only thing that may still be a concern is the placement of the Sinularia. In almost all cases I've seen in your pics, the two leathers where quite close to each other. Sinularia's in general are quite noxious to most other species and placement should not be near less agressive species. You may still end up needing to move the Sinularia to the opposite side of the toadstool but wait and see how it does.

BTW, if you look at the last pic posted, the pink plate was beginning to bleach along the edges. Good thing it's on the sandbed now

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Old 05-01-2005, 03:17 PM   #13
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I don't see it bleaching? You are saying 2 plates shouldn't be next to each other? The leather has a part cut out of it now. I dunno if it's getting worse. I have no more room to put the plates.
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I don't see it bleaching? You are saying 2 plates shouldn't be next to each other?
The ST pink plate and the green one seem to be a few inches apart so they should be fine. They will wander so be sure you watch them. They will be fine near each other as long as they don't touch.

The pink plate looks like it is fading around the rim on the left side. Could be a trick of the photo but also a sign of stress from your previous placement. All I was commentling on is it shouldn't be a problem now that it's moved.

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The leather has a part cut out of it now. I dunno if it's getting worse.
Fan the area gentley with your hand and see if there is any debris floats away or just simple film.

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The plates are fine now, leave them be.

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Old 05-02-2005, 05:23 PM   #15
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Ok here is today's new pix of the tank setup check out leather status? plate status? fox coral status not open up all the way since I moved it.

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Old 05-02-2005, 08:17 PM   #16
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The leather is still sloughing but it seems to look a little better. Give it some more time and keep an eye on that missing area. I have a suspicsion the issue was more so it's previous placement.

The two "plates" are a little too close. They really should have at leat 2-3" space. The little green one BTW is not a plate coral. Don't have my book with me right now for the exact species name but I will post it later.

The fox coral is a lower light coral. With PC lights, the bulbs meet in the middle making it a little more intense than the original position. You can wait a few more days and see if it acclimates better or swap it with the coral on the far left. Personally I'd wait a few days.

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Old 05-02-2005, 10:52 PM   #17
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Still a fungiid but not your typical plate. It's either a Mycedium sp or Sandalolitha sp.. the pics not clear enough to be sure but I'd lean towards Sandalolitha...

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I went back to my LPS and they recommended cutting the brown spot on the leather and place it back in the tank they stated it will regrow. They also said that if it was on the mushroom part then it would be a fungus. I cut it with a razor and it looks better now. There was a clear sack of a clear liquid on the mushroom part that came right off with the razor I did not cut any part of the mushroom (stalk part) but the clear hard liquid sack came off easily I dunno what it was.
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There was a clear sack of a clear liquid on the mushroom part that came right off with the razor I did not cut any part of the mushroom (stalk part) but the clear hard liquid sack came off easily I dunno what it was.
That's why I asked you earlier to fan the toadstool with your hand. To see if any loose flesh came free. It is a sure sign of necrosis. What you describe could easily be necrosis.

Did it reek?

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no loose flesh what is necrosis? It had a smell not deathly. Is this a bad thing what to do?
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