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Old 05-03-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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RTN or STN on Acro Frag

I got a blue tippeded acro frag about 2 weeks ago. It was doing very well perched at the top of my tank. A few days ago, it fell off the rock, no doubt from a clumsy snail (I just got these, haven't had time to epoxy them down yet) and onto the sandbed. I was busy that day, never even noticed that it was down there until the following day. I picked it up and put it back where it was. It was a little white but evetything still looked fine. Last night (being about 4 days since I picked it up from the sandbed) the tissue on the back of the acro is peeling off. I'm really sad cause I really like this piece...

I thought late last night when I noticed, about fragging today, but.. the flapping tissue basically goes right down to the base of the coral... so I'd have to cut off pretty much everything. The only thing I have right now is some Seachem Reef Dip... (I got it for free)

http://www.seachem.com/products/prod...s/ReefDip.html

Would a dip be beneficial right now...or is the coral pretty much gone? I can try and get pictures when I get home tonight...

I'm leaving for the shore tommorow, for the weekend, so I'm hoping to try and keep it alive, but I won't have much to do for it after tommorow.

Any comments or help is much appreciated
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AFAIK when the tissue starts necrosing fragging is the only option- unless it was physically damaged. Then, if good water quality is provided, it generally will come back.
Is it getting too much flow? How are your Ca/Alk levels and were there any swings lately? Is another coral close by or up stream possibly waring w/ it?

Acros can be touchy like this, especially when new and getting acclimated. Being down in the sand may have pushed it over the edge. Sorry, I hope it pulls through for you.
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Mike, thanks for the reply. I got swamped before I left and never got a chance to check back on AA. When I got back this evening, about half the frag is white....

The rest of the frag looks fine so I'm gonna keep an eye on it for now, if I notice it spreading though I'm gonna frag as much as possible.

I don't have the frag in direct flow, but it gets pretty strong flow. No flucuations in anything, and I've tried to keep it away from close corals. It's off by itself. I think the drop on the sand just stressed it I guess...

I'll keep updated, thanks for the well wishes.
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