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ChiTownRomeo 08-29-2013 12:26 PM

I bleached my coral.....help please.
 
I purchased a Hammer, Frogspawn and Torch coral. I have 3watt Led's and they turned white. I moved them down to the sand bed. The polyps still extend and all. Will they ever regain their color? Or is it best to get new ones....

Animal-Chin 08-29-2013 01:09 PM

ya they should. Moving them down is the right thing to do and if you can turn down your lights you may want to do that. If the polyps still come out it's alive, if it dies you'll see the flesh fall off and thats when I'd consider them dead.

Breakthecycle2 08-29-2013 03:19 PM

Im still trying to figure my bleaching out. I would lean more towards bad KH then lighting.

Stlrockguy 08-29-2013 03:26 PM

When you introduce new corals to a system with LEDs it's best to start the low in the tank and slowly work them closer. Unless they were under LEDs before you purchased them. They have to be acclimated to the lights

ChiTownRomeo 08-29-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stlrockguy (Post 2631726)
When you introduce new corals to a system with LEDs it's best to start the low in the tank and slowly work them closer. Unless they were under LEDs before you purchased them. They have to be acclimated to the lights

Yea I just learned that the hard way lol.

Stlrockguy 08-29-2013 04:08 PM

Don't feel bad it happens. I was told about doing it before I got my LEDs or it would have happened to me also.

mr_X 08-29-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiTownRomeo (Post 2631576)
Or is it best to get new ones....

Yeah...get new ones...and send me your old bleached ones! :D




They will be fine. :thumb:

Gregcoyote 08-29-2013 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_X (Post 2631818)
Yeah...get new ones...and send me your old bleached ones! :D

They will be fine. :thumb:

Don't listen to him. He just likes picking up free corals. ;-O

Stlrockguy 08-29-2013 06:09 PM

We all like to get free corals. I could use some myself.

Animal-Chin 08-29-2013 07:03 PM

I've never heard of these free coral you all speak of...


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