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Old 03-04-2009, 10:58 PM   #11
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I did move some corals from the main tank. That green (used to be) monti cap was fragged and added to this tank a few days ago. That is the only addition I can think of.
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I had that happen to my Birdsnets just about a Week ago and Also I am seeing on one of my Red Monti Caps with the Same thing Starting to turn white...
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Rapid Tissue Necrosis is just the degeneration of tissue, oftentimes sloughing from the skeleton and the waste produced triggering other skeletal coral (mainly sps, but also lps) to follow suit. It is a big deal because it is a very fast-acting "disease" that I consider highly contagious and there is no singular causative agent (please correct me if I am wrong). Just from experience I have seen this more with actual water stability problems occuring and, in general, is a commonly encountered result across the board in terms of negative responses (even fragging). I would test Salinity, Calcium, Alkalinity, Magnesium, and pH just for kicks to see if anything has bottomed out...doesn't hurt. Other than that, all I can advise is not to keep soft corals and hard corals together in a frag tank.
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Is this same for main Tanks I have a Soft Coral Xenia and I think if Toadstool is considered Soft with LPS and SPS in my Tank but it's probably one of each. Not many. Sorry don't mean to Hi-jack the Thread just wondering for everyone sake?
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:27 PM   #15
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The rule usually applies moreso for frag tanks because when you frag a coral you are damaging it via cutting, thus lacerating the tissue and skeleton and trying to regenerate at a rapid rate to prevent bacteria from settling and eventually consuming tissue. Even though you are also damaging a coral within the main system, most frag tanks contain an assortment of freshly damaged tissues whereas most peple aren't going to frag their entire main display and most people I talk to tend to frag during a large water change. Carbon use and water changes are very important and especially in a frag tank if corals are mixed.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:30 AM   #17
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wow, i think this is what threw my tank off. the xenia and mushrooms flaked away, then the same happened to the brain and now my blasto and sps frags r doing horrible. i might be taking those back to the lfs for their well being.
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Most lfs' will not take back a coral that has begun recession. Add carbon and do some water changes while siphoning any necrotic areas of the corals. Some may require a dip in ReVive depending on the severity.
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Could it be a severe lack of calcium? Then again, with almost overnite type changes like that, maybe not. But isn't it that only those corals affected rely more on calcium?
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Could it be a Change in Calcium Levels? I know when I did my water change last week I notice it starting to turn white. I just want to know if it could be a Change in replenishment of trace elements? I mean we are using the same Salt mix every time we do a water change, and when are SPS or LPS coral eat up what is used and we replace it with new trace elements you think it can also be all to much at once? If you get what I mean....???
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