Coral help

Discussion in 'Coral' started by tiwoo, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    The problem with an alk of 10 initially is most of the tanks the corals came from run lower levels. I've found going from lower alk to a higher alk is riskier than the other way around.

    As you get started, you WILL loose frags. Get used to it.

    All of us still loose coral once a while.

    I was talking to several members about red dragon being my achilles heel. I've had 5 frags of it by now, 2 were larger mini colonies and I've lost all except this last one from DTW. Buuuuuuuuuuut, came home from the frag and found it rtn'd.

    Must have heard me.

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  2. I can't keep a JF Fox Flame (or Prometheus) alive. I've tried it from different sources and always from healthy colonies in people tanks. I get home and the next thing I know it sends me audio tapes of the "13 Reasons Why" it just killed itself in my tanks.
  3. Yippee

    Yippee Supporting Member

    Maybe you should have tried one coral first instead of loading up. Killing a mushroom that fast????
  4. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    You should really consider installing an ATO unit. There are some very affordable; in fact I may have one I can mail to you; nothing fancy but should do the trick, you just cover the postage of it. Now that's affordable IMHO
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  5. same
  6. tiwoo

    tiwoo Supporting Member

    I'm planning to get a different kind of salt with a lower alkalinity and slowly switching over

    Pm me about the ATO

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  7. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I have a hydor unit I just decom

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  8. Vincent, your words are like gospel, let me be your disciple
  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lots of people have nicer tanks than mine.

    Check out @Ibn 's tank.
  10. Here's one of my favorites in the area. This is just a side view.
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  11. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    Who's tank is this?

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  12. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    yeah Bruce that tank is smokin. Where did ya find it?
  13. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Did these corals sit in the sun on the ride home?
  14. tiwoo

    tiwoo Supporting Member

    No they were all in a styrofoam box and I tried to keep the temp in the car around 80

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  15. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I have used coralife for years with no problems.
  16. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    The topping over over a few days is probably the issue. Salinity swing is not good for sps

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  17. Belongs to Robert Brilliantes in Elk Grove. In person it's stunning. For SPS collectors he's also a great resource for frags.
  18. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    looks stunning!
  19. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    it's still hard for me to believe that you can kill a mushroom, i've got several mushroom got crushed under rocks and yet they still survived, and grown bigger after I moved rocks around and found them..
  20. I have several rocks that I can't kill the mushrooms on. I put them on there when I first set the tank up and now that everything else is growing out I'm always looking for more real estate. I've yanked, pulled, and scraped them off two areas, but they always grow back quickly.

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