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Old 02/18/2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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Dead Acro?

New to SPS is this Acropora dead


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Old 02/18/2018, 03:45 PM   #2
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Old 02/18/2018, 05:14 PM   #3
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If that's algae making it green, it's gone. Algae will never grow on live tissue


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Old 02/18/2018, 10:18 PM   #4
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Its amazing though sometimes what can come back to life. The base looks like it still has some color where it encrusted.


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Old 02/19/2018, 06:30 AM   #5
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It IS amazing what they can bounce back from. I’ve had them come back for a single sneaky polyp before. But only once or twice. Typically when they’re at that point it is curtains for them


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Old 02/19/2018, 06:42 AM   #6
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Dead Acro ?

Thank guys. I'm not sure what went wrong. i have other sps in the tank. I started it half way up in the tank. it started to get white so I moved it to the bottom. it was blue when i got it. less than a week in the tank. water is stable although calcium and magnesium are high (580 & 1360) . tank is about a year old. Is there anything i can do to help it recover?


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Old 02/19/2018, 04:35 PM   #7
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Sometimes they just aren’t perfectly healthy to begin with & the alk swing from where it came from to your tank is enough to do it in. I think that is the cause in a lot of cases where they die within a week. It’s Especially a issue for people who run higher alk. That is one of the reasons a lot of sps tanks run a alk between 7 & 8 dkh. It is also a good thing to know what the alk is of the incoming coral. I get most of my sps from my lfs & they run their alk around 8 dkh & I keep mine about 7.5dkh. So there isn’t much of a swing from their tank to mine


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