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Old 04-10-2010, 01:27 PM
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Help Acan colony dying!

I have had this Acan colony for 3yrs. and suddenly the bottom row of heads are dying one by one. Anyone have any ideas as to cause or remedy. Water params all good.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:30 PM
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have you gotten anything new to agrivate it? when was the last time you changed your bulbs? have you changed anything such as flow, chemicals, placement, etc...?, do you use carbon?
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:59 PM
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Yes, I use carbon, nothing new near it accept some xenia have multiplied around it. The bulbs were changed about 3 months ago, but I used the same brand and type of bulb to replace.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:21 PM
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Did your test kits go bad?
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:32 PM
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No, relatively new test kits. I have a perdominatly sps tank. All of my sps are colored up and growing. I was thinking maybe some kind of parasite eating away. I'm really stumped.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:36 PM
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Since it's only the bottom row I'd look more towards a fish nipping at it or something close by, other LPS sweepers stinging it (sweepers can get very long), growth from the rest of the colony shading the lower heads, power head moved, the xenia maybe hitting it causing the heads to stay closed?
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:10 PM
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Are they melting or shiveling and showin skeleton? Post pics, they always help.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:38 PM
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added anything from australia lately ?
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:40 AM
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Are they melting or shiveling and showin skeleton? Post pics, they always help.
Shiveling and showing skeleton. That's it. My digital camera is shot I need to go get another.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:45 AM
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added anything from australia lately ?
Yes, I bought another piece of Acan at the last swap. When I got back from a month long vacation in it was dead but I didn't see it go.
I alway dip in iodine before I add any corals.
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