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  1. SPS Coral Forum
    Hi again, Im a bit worried at the moment. One colony of acropora I have had for a few weeks now, doing great. But over the last two days its flesh has begun to strip from the base. Another colony, which I only purchased last Thursday, has little colour on the bottom, and has faded in colour, as...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have tried on several occasions to acclimate new coral to my tank, and I just can't seem to get a good success rate. I am buying 3-4 cheaper frags, trying to get something to take off and thrive in my tank. So far, I have had success with green mushrooms, some other blue stripe mushroom, a...
  3. Anemones
    I have had this BTA for about 3-4 months. When I first introduced it to the tank it stayed in the back behind the rocks until it made its way up the to the rim of the tank just on top of one of my powerheads where it wasn't receiving the best lighting. That's where it stayed and I figured it was...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Alright im sure all you experienced reefers are having a field day with all of my posts, but hey i bet its a major ego booster when you can help a guy like me out! Ive got some button polyps that are starting to shrivel up and not look too healthy. Ive got some zoas, mushrooms, gsps, pipe...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I recently setup my first reef tank in over 5 years so i am a little bit out of the loop. I bought an established tank (4-5 months) from a friend who couldnt deal with the upkeep but inherited it in a fairly sustainable manner. He had several pieces of live rock all with purple coralline growth...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I have a question about a SPS coral that I have that I think may be bleaching out. I thought it was just coloring up as it was fairly brown when I got it and the polyps and top were turning more of a purple but now I see that it may be turning white. The polyp extension is great...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, So over the past few months most of my sps pieces have shown tissue loss then bleached and im not sure why. I would have the piece for a month+ then over the course of a few days it will lose tissue then bleach. I believe it may be due to high phosphate as i have algae growing over my...
  8. LPS Coral Forum
    Hey all, I purchased a red chalice about three inches tall from my LFS. He had them under high light, he said it was a chunk from a massive chalice, about a foot and a half in diameter. He told me to put it high up in in my 90 gallon under my 4x54watt T5HO's. I dipped it in revive for 10...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey fellow TRT members... I have been struggling mightily with getting my acans to flourish. I have had this one for about 4-5 months, and now he looks like he is starting to bleach out and whither. With these supposedly being so easy to manage, I am just lost on what my issue is. Several...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    What causes LPS coral to bleach like this? to much light? to much nutrients?
  11. "Soft" corals
    I wanted to get an easy coral to start off my reef career, so I got an xenia. I've been more than happy with it and it has been fully extended almost all the time. However, over the months that I've had it, I've noticed small white flecks on the "trunk" get steadily larger. I thought this might...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    With my recently upgraded 90g reef tank I noticed that the skeleton on my birdsnest is bleaching although the polyps look just fine. I turned down the light and checked parameters and noticed that they were pretty low. Lights are 120w dimmable Taotronics. 0ppm ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate...
  13. LPS Coral Forum
    I got this frag about 5 weeks ago. It has been opening normally since then despite rearranging tank and 80% wc due to high nitrates. Today I noticed they looked like this. My peppermint shrimp was "cleaning" it, which I haven't seen before. As I looked I noticed it was retracted, one small head...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I've been having trouble with corals in my 65 gallon display tank. The tank has been set up for about 10 months, although the system is going on 3 years since it has been upgraded several times. The problem that I'm having is that nearly all the corals in the tank are experiencing...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I bought this weslo About a month ago. First picture is how it looked before. the picture has the welso upsidedown, I little skeleton showing but nothing that couldn't recover from. Well last few days it has not opened up much and today I'm seeing fresh skeleton. What could the issue be? It's in...
  16. SPS Coral Forum
    I got this frag from a friend. He didn't know what it is. Could someone give me an id on it and let me know if it's healthy. It's been in my tank for a little over a month now
  17. General Reef Discussion
    20gallon 2 clowns 1 mellenarous wrasse <--IDK spelling 1 randals goby 1 diamondback goby 2 bangia cardinalls 1 Red scooter blenny that eats brine:banana: My montipora i picked up a week ago sated to turn white on the ridges in the center.It started turning white 3 to 5 days after getting it and...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Just looking for a little advice here. My tanks have been mostly softies and a few LPS up until now, so I am just beginning to venture into the wide world of SPS. Please follow the "My Tanks" link in my sig for tank info if you need it. This is the 90 gal. Params SG: 1.024 Temp: 79 Nitrate: 0...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    One of the first corals I bought was a green/blue stylophora. The coral looked great for a few weeks, and then the polyps started retracting a bit, not coming out all the way. the coral stayed like that for about a month. one day when looking at it, I noticed a small ptach of white under one...
  20. SPS Coral Forum
    Hi this is my first post here i recently got a yellow scroll coral, its been in my tank about a week now. On some of the areas where the polyps come out the coral has become more pale. just wanted to know if this is the begining of it bleaching? thanks
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