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Old 12/30/2007, 10:09 AM   #1
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New Frags Losing tissue, Help

Is it normal for new frags to loose tissue, I just recieved some frags and some are losing tissue will it regrow or am I in trouble


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Old 12/30/2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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If they are losing tissue they may have become streesed in the acclimation process or a big shock in the tank....did they start losing right away?


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Old 12/30/2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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Here are a couple of pics. They started loosing skin on the second dayhttp://home.wi.rr.com/vbecker/coral1.JPG


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Old 12/30/2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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Old 12/30/2007, 10:40 AM   #5
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Old 12/30/2007, 10:40 AM   #6
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The first picture looks like every RTN I have had. I usually find a spot in the middle of the tip and dead spot and cut it off. 90% of my frags that I have made from RTNing corals live. They are small, but I still have a piece.


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Old 12/30/2007, 10:41 AM   #7
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what is RTNing,


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Old 12/30/2007, 10:51 AM   #8
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Rapid Tissue Necrosis.

It's about as bad as it gets for corals, but most of the time if caught early you can save a piece.

It's the quickest coral killer I have seen so far. There's debate on the cause, but most likely it was nothing you did. Sometimes they just do it.


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Old 12/30/2007, 10:54 AM   #9
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RTN Rapid Tissue Necrosis. Meaning tha the coral tissue dies in a fast form due to stress from temperature changes, chemical imbalance, or shipping for long time. RTN is not reversible.
Remove the damage frag, and if you try to save it cut a piece of undamage visible tissue and let it rest for 5-7 days before you glue it.
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Old 12/30/2007, 12:40 PM   #10
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Need more back ground...

Are these your first SPS corals? Also what are your water parms.??

what type of equipment are you using??

Answers to your questions..

No that is not normal. No it will not regrow until you have stopped it. And very rarely will it regrow. And yes you are in trouble unless you can get it balanced out..

The browned out frag in the top picture is a goner. You might be able to save a few, but quite frankly they all look bad..


Before we can answer any questions will need all your water parms, so get testing..



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Old 12/30/2007, 06:22 PM   #11
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give medium flow and give them medium light intli the settle in. As for the first picture I do not think it will come back but do not give up on it.

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Old 12/31/2007, 07:34 AM   #12
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New frags as in you fragged them yourself or purchased them? Were they shipped to you? I just had the same problem because my corals came in at 59 degrees. Just another thought.


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Old 12/31/2007, 08:16 AM   #13
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PH 8.1, calcium 410, mag 1310, nitrate <2, KH 10, These are frags that I ordered from another R/C member and no I do have a few other SPS that are doing good. As for equipment it a 30x24x24 tank a 20gal long sump/fuge,A tunze 9010 skimmer,A neilsen kalk reactor, Tunze topoff all topoff water goes through reactor, I have a 150w MH,Which I raised up to aclamate the new corals


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Old 12/31/2007, 08:21 AM   #14
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By the way Im using a mag 9.5 for return through a sea swirl, And Im running a closed loop through a mag 9.5 though a oceans motion sea squirt


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Old 12/31/2007, 02:04 PM   #15
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keep an eye out for the "bleaching" portion in terms of location. if they move higher or lower I'd suggest fragging it off (the bleached portion) and getting rid of it to save your colony.


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Old 12/31/2007, 03:36 PM   #16
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What other sps do you have and how are they fairing compared to the RTN of the new frags???


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Old 12/31/2007, 05:04 PM   #17
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hmmm you just post 1 day ago aobut your SPS have a problem bleaching and you add new frag to your tank. I guest the tank is not ready for you to add anything yet.


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