Trumpets necrotizing?

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  1. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

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    Can someone tell me what is going on with this trumpet in the Area circled red?

    Def been having some coral issues of late-
    One on the montis just bit the dust literally overnight and the orange setosa that seemed fine for months is also croaking a slow death.


    parameters
    9 dkh alk
    460 Ca
    .08 PO4
    Checked yesterday
    Need to check nitrates but they are usually in check.


    Toadstool, zoas, torch plus a couple others
    Happy as...clams..


    I did add a new wav pump that is adding flow to that area but can’t tell if issue started before that for the trumpets. IMG_1992.JPG


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  2. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

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    Usually due to too much flow where the tissue is ripped from the skeleton. Try diverting the flow or move the trumpet.
     
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  3. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

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    [wife jumping in] Husband owes me a $1. I called it. We had just installed a 2nd wav and that is in the direct line of the higher flow.


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  4. Coral reefer

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    Most corals don't wanna be in "direct line of flow", especially not if they are close to it. Lots of corals like a lot of flow, but indirect is almost always best.
     
  5. L/B Block

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    They are in indirect flow per se-but it may still be too powerful.
    Will move them tonight or the wav. That may be the better solution.


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  6. L/B Block

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    Ok wav pump moved. Does the tissue grow back?
    And wife gets bonus points for retrieving the magnet that fell behind tank (stand)


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