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Old 12/04/2007, 04:40 PM
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Torches. Other Euphyllia are great, but torches just always seem to die no matter what I did with them. I have the Torch-Touch-of-Death.

And, on the goniopora (both flowerpot and regular), while I've sold them, I've never been tempted enough to keep 'em.
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Old 12/04/2007, 06:11 PM
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Leathers for me, they do good for about two weeks, then after that It's a slow down hill to death.
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Old 12/04/2007, 06:17 PM
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Ricordia for me, they just shrivel up and linger until I give them away, then they grow like weeds in somebody elses tank.
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Old 12/04/2007, 06:33 PM
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I've tried three pieces of yellow leather with no luck.
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Old 12/04/2007, 07:03 PM
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have three differnt kind of xenias have to throw away a quart jar of them evey month, no luck with elegance either
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Old 12/04/2007, 07:15 PM
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Old 12/04/2007, 07:26 PM
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not any problems with coral but can't keep peppermint or cleaner shrimp for the life of me. I have camel and harlequin shrimp that are doing great though?
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Old 12/04/2007, 07:37 PM
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Ricordia for me, they just shrivel up and linger until I give them away, then they grow like weeds in somebody elses tank.
me too...i can't keep Rics. and GSP of all things.
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Old 12/04/2007, 07:50 PM
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For me its brains, either open or closed. I end up buying one every few months because I always think I will end up keeping it. I recently bought a gorgeous red and green favia and it is now sitting in my friends tank because it started doing badly in mine.
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Old 12/04/2007, 08:07 PM
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I would have to say birdsnest. Cant keep them to save my life but I have a very happy elegance. Now my Wellsophyllia is doing bad. I've had it for over 6 months and now it will open but my hippo tang will bit the ***L out of it. It spends most of its time under a clear bowl.
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:55 AM
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I'm in with the Flowerpot and Pink Birdsnest. Can't figure out why but atleast I see others having the same problem
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Old 12/05/2007, 01:13 AM
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i wish there could be some more info here to analyze each problem... birdsnest is usually easy- but it doesn't encrust very much just goes straight into vertical growth- it falls off its frag plug easily. try the ora birdsnest not a wild or mari variety... also try a xenia from captivity.

flowerpot is difficult try dt's every other day spot feeding with pumps off ... seen it thrive for month's and then go to a different environ and die.
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Old 12/05/2007, 01:14 AM
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For the last year and a half it's been Blastomossa Wellsi. i had good luck with them for a very long time. But most simply fade out now after a few months.
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Old 12/05/2007, 01:14 AM
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low light low flow no angels= blasti
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Old 12/05/2007, 04:20 AM
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They don't call me the Tort Slayer for nothing.

Blue Torts and Green Slimers - I've had the worst history with those corals. However, I have one of each in my tank yet again. Poor frags, they didn't do anything to deserve me.
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Old 12/05/2007, 07:30 AM
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For me it used to be SPS -- they would brown out, now it's zoas & xenia.

All SPS now have great colouration and PE, where as the zoas are looking bad. Think its the high turbid flow and low nutrients -- before hand it was the opposite way round.

There must be a link!

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Old 12/05/2007, 09:49 AM
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for me its just about any sps. i can keep soft coral and lps fine but sps always seem to die on me
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Old 12/05/2007, 10:07 AM
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I can' t keep cheato alive for anything, and I don't know why
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Old 12/05/2007, 10:29 AM
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Carnation Tree Coral .... i got a niec red/pink one before that just melted away
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Old 12/05/2007, 10:44 AM
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candy canes, I keep lps and some sps, but I cannot ever get full extension only recession.
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Old 12/05/2007, 11:06 AM
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Zoanthids for me. Can't explain it. LPS and SPS do great.
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:03 PM
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Xenia and bubble coral.
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:11 PM
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my elegance is slowly dying.
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:13 PM
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mushrooms just the regular ones i have ricordea doing great but mushrooms always die. I have zoos and leathers and rics but the shrooms are my downfall. This has been in two tanks now too. The first was a 75 gal. with halides and all the gadgets and SPS and LPS. i had one mushrooms just stayed shriveled but didnt die and wouldnt open or multiply now I have a ten gal. and now they die, but all the other softies love it.
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:14 PM
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For me it's millis. I've gotten a frag from a local reefer on two occasions. Does great for a while and then out of the blue starts loosing tissue at the base... A few weeks later I've got an empty skeleton. Other SPS such as a digi and tricolor are doing fine.

Also can't grow chaeto for the life of me. I've got a baseball size clump that hasn't grown for months.

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