Reef Central Online Community
Marine Depot

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Coral Forums > LPS Keepers
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 12/04/2007, 12:41 PM   #1
jspine01
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Glen Mills, PA
Posts: 109
Exclamation Online Ordered Duncan just arrived.... PLEASE HELP!

Hey guys, I have never ordered anything online before, until now.

I bought a duncan that was overnighted and it just arrived. The heat pack was cold, and the temperature of the water read 55 degrees. This seems very low to me, but hopefully it will pull through. The frag is being drip acclimated now.

I have emailed the seller as well, in order to give him an update of the situation.

Is this normal? Do you guys think it will make it? Thanks for your feedback.




jspine01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/04/2007, 02:17 PM   #2
thecichlidpleco
Registered Member
 
thecichlidpleco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 1,227
He is shrunk up, but you really need to warm that water up by acclimating faster, too difficult to tell now.


__________________
knowledge is power, power leads to abuse, study hard, be evil

Owning a tank is like being with that girlfriend who could care less about you, but you couldn't stand being without her.

Current Tank Info: 125 Reef, (3) 250w aquamedic oceanlights ETSS 600 skimmer, mag12 return, (2) Tunze 6055's with 7095 controller, 100 gallon sump
thecichlidpleco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/04/2007, 02:21 PM   #3
Bebo77
Premium Nonpaying Member
 
Bebo77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Lost
Posts: 14,377
not good... that is very very cold...


__________________
Gabriel

Current Tank Info: 300 Gal Envision Tank(98Lx30Wx26T) 120 Gal SoCalCreations Sump, Deltec TC2560, 2 LumenarcsMini 1 Reg on a light mover W Radiums 250& 400, Gallaxy ballasts, Red Dragon 10m3 return W/ 2 WavySeas, 2 6155 Tunze streams
Bebo77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/04/2007, 02:55 PM   #4
Hormigaquatica
Registered Member
 
Hormigaquatica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 3,022
Seriously chilly- most tropical corals cant handle mid 60s, much less mid 50s. Just keep an eye on it, acclimate carefully.

Did the shipper use heatpacks??


__________________
Reaching up and reaching out and reaching for the random, or whatever will bewilder me.

Have Some Personal Accountability

Current Tank Info: 240g LPS/Softie Reef
Hormigaquatica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/04/2007, 03:06 PM   #5
chrissreef
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1,252
I hate when shippers ship with icepacks! what do they think they're shipping? beer??!!


__________________
One's standard of living is determined by the size of their reef
Learn and you continue to adapt, stop learning and you become obsolete
We live with each other, not for ourselves, protect our planet

Current Tank Info: 300g Starfire/Starboard A.G.E. mixed reef
chrissreef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/04/2007, 03:17 PM   #6
gflat65
Registered Member
 
gflat65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montgomery, Al
Posts: 8,720
Thats cold, but it isn't coming off the skeleton, so give it time. Mine took about a week to open after I got it, but has been happy since.


__________________
Was it for this my life I sought... Maybe so Maybe not.
gflat65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/04/2007, 03:28 PM   #7
Animal Mother
Registered Member
 
Animal Mother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 452
Dang. I just bought 2 heads locally. Opened up pretty quickly.

Can you take a brighter picture?


__________________
"You might
not believe it but under fire Animal Mother is one
of the finest human beings in the world. All he
needs is someone to throw hand grenades at him for
the rest of his life." - Full Metal Jacket

Current Tank Info: 60 gallon cube, w/ 30 gallon sump, octopus-proof lid. Dry for now.
Animal Mother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/04/2007, 03:37 PM   #8
grisha
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: brooklyn ny
Posts: 271
hopefully it will be fine


grisha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/04/2007, 07:29 PM   #9
2crazyreefers
Registered Member
 
2crazyreefers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Vt.
Posts: 733
I would acclimate slowly to get close to your tank temp then place it in your tank and feed it. I have several of these from ORA and got a real assue one from ausrtralia last week and they all seem to be hardy and like to be fed.


__________________
My 4 part recipie for my acros = calcium - alk - flow & luck.
2crazyreefers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/05/2007, 09:04 AM   #10
kizkiz
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: london england
Posts: 91
They're like most LPS - bullet proof.
I would just float the bag in tank till equal temps then lob it in.
Never acclimated any of my lps. No real need tbh, unless the sg is horribly different.
The coral suffers more from being in the bag, in nasty water and full of waste, than it would by putting it straight in the tank.
Pretty much goes the same for fish too.
Only things that really need acclimating are inverts (shrimps, snails etc) as they are very sensitive to SG changes.

If it does appear to die - keep it!
I had a duncan polyp that appeared to be dead. Left it in the tank and 6 months later it decided to make an appearance again!
Looks great now.

Friend i know has also put 6 dead cats in his tank. 4 are now showing signs of life again


kizkiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/05/2007, 10:31 AM   #11
icu2
Registered Member
 
icu2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,305
lol


icu2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/05/2007, 11:36 AM   #12
JenDub
Registered Member.
 
JenDub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 2,785
Quote:
Originally posted by kizkiz
They're like most LPS - bullet proof.
I would just float the bag in tank till equal temps then lob it in.
Never acclimated any of my lps. No real need tbh, unless the sg is horribly different.
The coral suffers more from being in the bag, in nasty water and full of waste, than it would by putting it straight in the tank.
My thoughts exactly, just put it into your tank IMO

Duncans are very hardy so it should be fine depending on how healthy it was prior to shipment.

BTW- heat packs don't work very well because they rely on a constant flow of fresh air to keep the chemical reaction going. It's typical for them to feel cool upon arrival and then heat back up once the box has been opened


__________________
Jen & Charles; Reefing's Dynamic Duo =)

Got a Propagation Question? Feel Free to Ask/PM/Email!

Current Tank Info: 700g Coral Propagation System & 120g LPS Display
JenDub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/05/2007, 03:45 PM   #13
sunfish11
Premium Member
 
sunfish11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Weyauwega, WI
Posts: 2,365
Well???? Did it open?

Lisa


sunfish11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/05/2007, 06:53 PM   #14
Underwaterparadise
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern Cali
Posts: 2,624
I wouldn't say most LPS are bulletproof but Duncans are the closest thing to it! From the pic above it looks perfectly fine if you ask me!


__________________
Who needs fish in a Fish tank when you have corals!

Current Tank Info: Taking a Vacation
Underwaterparadise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/05/2007, 07:55 PM   #15
jspine01
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Glen Mills, PA
Posts: 109
It did open slightly yesterday, but I haven't seen it today. I will get a pic up for you guys when I get home, thanks for your help!


jspine01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/06/2007, 05:14 AM   #16
kizkiz
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: london england
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally posted by Underwaterparadise
I wouldn't say most LPS are bulletproof but Duncans are the closest thing to it! From the pic above it looks perfectly fine if you ask me!
A good point.
I meant when it comes to acclimating.
Obviously a lot of LPS require a decent level of care once in tank.
Just to clarify


kizkiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/06/2007, 06:09 PM   #17
jspine01
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Glen Mills, PA
Posts: 109
Update: Today when I got home the duncan was closed very tightly and it seems to me like the skeleton is getting white blotches on it. The skeleton seems like its losing a lot of its color but the polyp itself seems to be the same. I sent the seller some pics and he still claims that everything is normal.

What do you guys think?




jspine01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/06/2007, 06:13 PM   #18
jspine01
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Glen Mills, PA
Posts: 109
Forgot to mention, everything else in my tank is happy, heres a quick pic I just took:




jspine01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/06/2007, 07:16 PM   #19
triggerfreak
Registered Member
 
triggerfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Columbus, MI
Posts: 1,032
It will be just fine.They can be picky some times.But it looks fine to me.Give it a couple days and it will open all the way.When i first got mine, it would go days closed till it got used to my tank.


triggerfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2007, 06:09 AM   #20
kizkiz
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: london england
Posts: 91
As above.
It could take weeks before it looks perfectly happy, but as long as you can still see the polyp in there, it is alive and ok


kizkiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2007, 08:42 AM   #21
currentking
Registered Member
 
currentking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Palm Bay Florida
Posts: 868
i bought one locally that was fully opened at the lfs. When I got home it was shrunk. It took over 4 weeks to open. Now it is thriving. Give it time


currentking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2007, 12:40 PM   #22
tigereye37
Registered Member
 
tigereye37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 191
Is that a 12g Aquapod? Good luck with your Duncan! Let us know when it "revives."


tigereye37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2007, 04:52 PM   #23
jspine01
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Glen Mills, PA
Posts: 109
Alright, I will let you guys know.

As for the tank its a moded bio cube 14.


jspine01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2007, 07:27 PM   #24
gflat65
Registered Member
 
gflat65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montgomery, Al
Posts: 8,720
Yup on the above. Just give it time and it'll most likely be fully open in a week or two.


__________________
Was it for this my life I sought... Maybe so Maybe not.
gflat65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/08/2007, 10:43 AM   #25
ReefDoctorMicromussas
Moved On
 
ReefDoctorMicromussas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fringes of the REEF and cultural desert Arkansas, USA
Posts: 1,221
jspine01

It looks just fine actually very nice... just give it time

I would say more but I would just repeat KizKiz and Jen so I'll shut back up


ReefDoctorMicromussas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:59 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.