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Old 05-21-2014, 02:39 PM   #121
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Same spot a week later.
Star polyp. Detached from its home floated. Attached them died here
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:43 PM   #122
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Same view from a week ago
Ricordea is doing great.
Star polyps not so hot
Green sea matX2 are both great
Except for this wierd thing in between them.


Two random polyps with strings all over the place
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:44 PM   #123
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Two random polyps with strings all over the place
Based on your description I'm thinking the strings are a result of Vermetid snails. IMO they are a pest and should be removed or killed.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:27 PM   #124
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Did my pictures show up? Also how do I remove them???
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:37 PM   #125
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Ummm spaghetti worm ate my emerald crab .???? I'm confused Click image for larger version

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Old 05-22-2014, 01:54 PM   #126
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Probably a molt
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:10 PM   #127
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #128
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:36 PM   #129
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Aquarium has been in my wife's care and done fantastic until the last few days before my return
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Temp is a stable 78

Not sure what's going on with these guys
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:08 PM   #130
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Alk may be off. Or they are placed too high in the tank maybe.
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:35 PM   #131
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Never done any alk test or dosing didn't think I was required by soft corals?!?!??
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Oh yeah, alk being out of whack will effect softies.
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What other issues might I run into bc of low alk? Also if I dose ASAP to acceptable lvls you think this guy is save-able?
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:35 PM   #134
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Alk is requires to test regardless of type of coral.

Are you doing regular water changes with a reef grade salt?

If alk is off and you get it back in range then yes it can bounce back.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:40 PM   #135
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Tested it twice
Alk test out at 8.9 dkh or 3.19meq/l

Still don't have a calcium test....
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I played roulette just FYI... I actually did the standard dose according to the label. And waited 2 hours to test alk
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Your alk is fine. Don't dose anything.

What is your current stock and what all are you using for filtration? Any filter media?
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:33 PM   #138
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I have
1 dwarf flame angel

6 small blu leg hermit crabs
1 emerald crab
3 small zoa colonies
And a single ricordea mushroom
And two colonies of the anthelia/Xenia stuff
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About 36lbs of live rock
I think it was 35-40 lbs of live sand

The stock protien skimmer that came with my Red Sea max 130
I use a magnum 350 with the flow turned way down as a media canister
Using phosphate and nitrate media
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It's possible you have too clean of a tank for the Xenia and such. They like a little more of a dirtier tank than lps and sps corals. Very low bioload along with Weekly water changes and the media are likely stripping all nutrients from the tank.
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