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Old 11-23-2003, 06:23 PM   #1
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New acro small piece turning White

On my new acro frag where it seems as though it was previously fragged it is starting to bleach... The rest of the Acro looks great.. All water levels awesome.. 0 amm... 0 rites... 2 trates.. Alk 3.43 meq/l... Ca 420...

edit- BTW pH is 8.2

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Old 11-23-2003, 06:32 PM   #2
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Can we get a close up of the bleaching area? Looks less like bleaching and more like loss of tissue. How long did it take to get this way?
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Old 11-23-2003, 06:41 PM   #3
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Now that you speak of I would say loss of tissue as well.. This is as close up as I can Get.. I did notice a while back some of the tissue that looked like it was kind of peeling away.... As for how long I have had it since 11-14-03.. About 2 weeks.. It started off very small and continued.. I relized today when it was the entire small branch.. I do know that the LFS cut the Blue tip that was on all the ends of the branches off prior to sale for frag purposes... All the other tips seem to be fine.. BTW fwiw it still looks like there is polyps appearing in the White Area.. but very hard to tell..

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I did notice a while back some of the tissue that looked like it was kind of peeling away
This sounds like RTN, if so the coral should be fragged immediately to try and save the rest of it.
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Old 11-23-2003, 07:07 PM   #5
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So I should cut off that one branch??? If so Would sharp Scissors suffice and how should i cut?? At an Angle or???

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Old 11-23-2003, 07:26 PM   #6
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ok here is an extreme close up of before the cut.. and then one after the cut.. Do you think I got close enough? Or???

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Old 11-25-2003, 03:28 PM   #7
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If you can get your hands on some Tech-D coral dip by Kent, follow the instructions on the bottle. It helps prevent the spread of any bacterial infection.

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Old 11-25-2003, 03:33 PM   #8
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Ok I will look for that at the LFS.. Adds are they done have it but its worth a try.. OTOH the Acro seems to be doing pretty good at the moment.. Polyps are extending like normal... I am hoping that I do not have further issues with this piece...

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Old 11-30-2003, 12:38 AM   #9
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Well its apreading across the coral bottom.. Can I cut the think almost completely in half???


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Old 11-30-2003, 02:39 AM   #10
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Ok well I decided to Cut The H$ll out of it and Just try my luck.. Odd thing is when I cut it out came a bristle worm and a few other wierd creatures that are small.. Do these things actually live inside these corals... Could this be what Caused RTN on this Coral???

I have 3 very small Frags left of this and a 2 extra "chunks" that I just happened to throw On a piece of LR to see If those happen to turn out ok.. The Chunks have a bit of Tissue loss due to the Cutters that I was using.. The other 3 frags look great so far and hopefully the will recover nicely..

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