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Old 11-28-2006, 11:01 PM   #21
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I'm saying poor water quality aggravates it and can help it to spread. It is bacterial in nature.

You want a magic cure and you arent gonna get it. If we arent helpful enough, I am sure someone else will be.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:10 PM   #22
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I'm certainly not looking for a "magic bullet". Just a typical course of treatment.

If you assume, for the sake of argument, that my water quality is fine, then what would you suggest?
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Ok, sorry I can't help you. I thought you wanted to know how to treat it. I've tried to do that (through fragging and water changes (correcting chemical imbalance), sorry if that sounds vague. Hopefully someone will be along who can help you more. I have no idea what more to offer.
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So I'm stuck with "improve water quality" and removing affected areas as a treatment for brown jelly infection?

Sorry if I thought there was something more somebody could offer.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:14 PM   #25
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No, you need to remove the infected corals. If not, it will continue to spread. And do water changes. Think of them as a failsafe measure.
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Well, that's specific, and helpful, which is appreciated.

The affected shrooms packed up and moved away (detached and floated to the other end of the aquarium). Only one was lost.

Should I scoop them up and discard those as well?
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:21 PM   #27
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If they are showing any signs of infection, yes I'd remove them to keep them from passing on the infection. If they seem intact and healthy, I'd just keep an eye on them.
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Lugols' won't help? Had many people suggest that over the last few days...

I'm wondering if I should sacrifice that frogspawn head, even though I don't see any brown jelly symptoms...

The shrooms that floated off to the far corder of the tank look fine.
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So I'm stuck with "improve water quality" and removing affected areas as a treatment for brown jelly infection?
Speaking as someone that recently went through this with my torch coral, I can say that I followed Hara`s and Fluffs perscription above to you with excellent results. IME They know what they are talking about here. We all like to think we have excellent water conditions and water test might show you that but we dont know what are corals are adding to our tank that there is no test for. All we can do is see the water is clear and nice looking but that dont mean a thing. There are many things that are in our tank that we cant see or test for.
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melosu58 - you understand my point though, that when somebody suggests "improve water quality", and you're already doing every darn thing you can, that's not much help, right?

So what did you do, to "improve water quality" to save your torch?

There's no one thing I can do, aside from daily PWC's, that I can think of.

See my point?

Now, if there's a specific water quality issue, like dissolved nutrients, etc., that affect this, of course I'd know what to do.

But with that broad of a suggestion, you might as well tell a Republican to "improve air quality."

The tips to remove infected corals - now that's something I can do.
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