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Old 02-24-2006, 07:25 PM   #11
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Things getting worse. The xenia started to look like it was rebounding - what very little that was left.

Just did a 50% water change. Both stars are out front moving very little. Deresa clam is peeling and won't close. Zoos, shrooms, all of it reacting now. Need to check ammonia. Fish still seem fine - for now.

Wondering if the clam isn't closing, is peeling and not reacting to the touch, is it dead? When do I begin to pull coral for fear of ammonia?
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when a clam quits reacting to touch it is my experience that that means it is a goner.
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I'm sorry Ray. I would have thought with all the water changes, things would be improving by now. When mine crashed, it was quick.
I know nothing about clams but like Hara said, it doesn't sound good.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:59 PM   #15
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Clam gone, two stars dead. Weird. Still got my cleaner, pistol, and blood reds still OK. Maybe all the snails are gone. The remaining xenia just shrivelled up.

Probably need to throw the zoos out - or at least brush the rock off. Leathers on their way out. All the fish seem to be totally fine still. Ammonia @ .5 after the big water change yesterday. I'm quickly running out of enthusiasm, but my living fish still need me....so I guess I'll hang in there The tank sure is ugly now.
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did you have any cyano bacteria in the tank? I have going thru the exact same thing as you. Started with my glove polyps closing after growing like crazy. My tank is 11 months old. I have had a cyano problem for sometime now. Well around last week my zoo's which are one of my fav corals started not opening vary much or at all. I finally decided to use the stuff I did not want to use to remove the cyano. I got some of the red slime remover and added to my tank. It never killed the cyano,, and now many of my corals are closed or barely open. I have been doing water changes almost every week for a long time. I have no idea what to do now I TOTALLY FEEL FOR YA THAT FOR SURE.. Keep us posted it may help me also

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Wasn't cyano. Did have a single red are near a couple of powerheads, but not much at all in the tank. I think mine was waaaay too thick and lack of water changes.

Just finished bragging to a buddy about the trates between zero and 2.5, no dosing, and that I hadn't done any water changes for a few months...guess I showed him, huh?
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