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Old 11-29-2017, 06:11 PM
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For the newbies...

Don’t get discouraged if you lose a coral here and there. As long as all the parameters are at an acceptable level don’t go crazy chasing numbers trying to find out why. I’ve learned this from experience and any long term SPS keeper can tell you it happens. Just look at the bright side there’s room for something else....here is my ten year old + Miyagi tort...completely gone in only two days. It’s the only coral effected and don’t know why...Luckily I have plenty of frags and mini colonies of it.
Crappy cellphone pics...it’s a beautiful solid white....wish it stayed white....LOL




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Old 11-29-2017, 06:18 PM
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Good advice Mike... I also lost a colony of Upscales Microlados last week which is one of the hardiest and oldest sps i have. First thought that came to mind was at least i have room for something nicer.
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:45 AM
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Another piece for display...



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170 gal reef, 90 gal fuge, 65 gal sump,20 gal frag/nano, 250 Radiums on Hamilton M80 HQIs, T5 actinics, MRC-2 Cal reactor, Vertex in280 skimmer, Reeflo return pump

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Old 11-30-2017, 01:56 PM
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Don’t get discouraged if you lose a coral here and there. As long as all the parameters are at an acceptable level don’t go crazy chasing numbers trying to find out why. I’ve learned this from experience and any long term SPS keeper can tell you it happens. Just look at the bright side there’s room for something else....here is my ten year old + Miyagi tort...completely gone in only two days. It’s the only coral effected and don’t know why...Luckily I have plenty of frags and mini colonies of it.
Crappy cellphone pics...it’s a beautiful solid white....wish it stayed white....LOL




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Sorry for the loss Mike, I just noticed yesterday my Miyagi Tort colony is getting white at the base, not sure if it’s STNing.



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Old 11-30-2017, 06:07 PM
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Mike I can cut you a chunk of the piece I got from you. Sorry to see that beauty go.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:24 PM
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Juano908......thanks...I hope your recovers good luck!

Mike...thanks for the offer, but I have plenty of frags and mini colonies of it in my frag tank.
P.S. You have to see the size of that green chalice I got from you....
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:37 PM
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That is a shame. Sometimes I feel corals are like plants and can only grow to a certain size based on size of tank or pot. Sorry mike but you said perfectly, it happens to all of us. I had few of those scenarios. That for sure
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:50 PM
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Wow , that was a nice size colony !
Sorry for your loss
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:31 PM
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Wow, that looked bigger when you were holding in hand. That's Good you have more frags. So strange why one colony we will lose. While the others show no signs of stress. Still we don't fully understand what is the cause of this. Just like a new system without LR. SPS has a much harder time to grow until the the system matures or bacteria. We still need a lot more to learn.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:21 AM
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Mike,

Sorry for your loss! I can totally relate.
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