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Old 12/07/2017, 02:21 PM   #1
Deanm80
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Leather Toadstool issue

Hi All

Iíve had this leather toadstool coral for about 2 years over the past 2 weeks itís closed up, started to lean and turned white, now Iíve noticed some holes in the mushroom, it seems to be disintegrating or something,

Any ideas on whatís going on?

Thanks


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Old 12/08/2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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Any ideas on whatís going on?

Thanks
Not based on those pictures and lack of any specific information in your post..
In general please turn off or down the blue channel when trying to take pictures..

Do you have a log of your water parameters?
Do you even routinely test your water?

When did this start happening?
Did anything change at that time?

etc..
etc...
The more information the better..
But that does not look like a happy leather coral right now..


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Old 12/08/2017, 05:10 PM   #3
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Hi.

Iíve had my water tested at a LFS incase any of my readings were wrong, they said everything seemed fine, salinity was a bit high at 1.027 so should reduce that slightly

Nitrates - 0
Nitrites - 0
Phosphates - 0.5
Ammonia - 0
Ph - 0

Itís been like this for about 10 days but holes only started about 3 days ago after a water change, everything else in the tank is doing great and growing well, just canít work out whatís gone on with this.

Iíve added another picture from this evening with the lights off.


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Old 12/09/2017, 07:10 PM   #4
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Lot of people on here have been posting that nutrient poor water (0 nitrate, 0 phosphates) is not the best for dps growth and softie health. In addition you wrote a ph of 0. That is incorrect an not conducive to any life form. Also did you introduce anything new that may be carrying a parasite that is eating the toadstool.


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