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Old 11/15/2007, 03:27 PM
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Question Kimbeensis help . . . turning green?

I just noticed around the lower section and the base of my Acropora Kimbeensis is turning green. I moved my light fixture towards the back of the tank about two months ago so it was directly above most of my SPS corals. The Kimbeensis was closer to the front of the tank and mainly received light on the top and back side of the coral. I picked the coral up today because I noticed the polyps on the bottom of the coral had not been extending for a few weeks and noticed there were no longer any polyps on the base or lower section of the coral. The lower section of the coral is all skeleton. Picture a beached (white coral) except instead of white the base is green. I moved the coral the be directly under my MH bulb hoping the color will come back. Can anyone give me advice on what I should do? Will the color come back? I hope it isn't a disease that will kill the whole coral because it is about a 2" frag. All of my other SPS corals are fine, my parameters are normal. The other thing different about this SPS coral is that there are a few Orange Zoanthids growing around the base and every so often i cut them off.

Here is a picture when I first moved the lighting fixture back. You can see from the picture that the base is almost completely dark because no light is reaching it.


Here is an older photo.
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Old 11/15/2007, 05:22 PM
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Anyone?
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Old 11/15/2007, 05:43 PM
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Very common for the areas that receive less light... no worries
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Old 11/15/2007, 06:53 PM
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I noticed more tissue fell off since this morning.
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Old 11/15/2007, 07:04 PM
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This is what the coral looks like as of 6:45pm on November 15th, 2007.


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Old 11/15/2007, 07:08 PM
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I didn't touch up any photos. I took multiple photos at different exposures to help bring out any detail.
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Old 11/15/2007, 07:20 PM
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sorry to say, but it looks to be on the way out, frag if you can, but i'd say it;s not liking something and likely wont' survive in your tank.
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Old 11/15/2007, 07:36 PM
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I just fragged the top piece which looked the most healthy. I will let everyone know if it makes it through the night without expelling its zooxanthellae.
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Old 11/15/2007, 07:53 PM
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Yep, is dying.. frag it and hope for the best
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Old 11/16/2007, 07:03 AM
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What is phosphate wicking?
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Old 11/16/2007, 12:42 PM
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The Kimbeensis didn't make it through the night. Luckily LA has it on sale this week for $24.99. I really want to replace it but I think I'll replace my bulbs instead since they're going on 9 months.
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Old 11/16/2007, 05:51 PM
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Thats a good idea it might be light related.Ive also heard people talk about phosphates killing corals and turning the skeleton green.So i would double check your phos levels.
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Old 11/16/2007, 06:24 PM
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I don't think it was a Kimbeensis? Here is what mine looks like:


Anyways you need to check your water parameters to see if anything is off. Most important since it happened so fast. Your ph and Alk. Those would be the first things I would check if something like that happened. Then if everthing was ok look for AEFW or red bugs that would be attacking the coral. Also check to make sure that the other corals in your tank aren't doing the same thing.
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Old 11/16/2007, 06:44 PM
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All levels are fine and other Acropora's are fine. It was the zoo's that were growing underneath the coral that killed it.
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Old 11/16/2007, 08:51 PM
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All levels are fine and other Acropora's are fine. It was the zoo's that were growing underneath the coral that killed it.
Doubtful. I have zoos growing around all kinds of different sps corals and have seen the same in many other tanks. Zoos are the first thing to lose the battle between them and other corals.

Probably something else at play there.

Either way, sorry for your loss. It was a very nice piece.
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Old 11/16/2007, 09:39 PM
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Zoo's don't beat SPS corals in chemical warfare? Do you think because my acro was a frag that it couldn't fight back?
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Old 11/17/2007, 02:53 AM
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Sometimes, stuff just do not make it...that is part of this hobby, sometimes things just go
 

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