Reef Central Online Community

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

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 10/21/2010, 08:44 AM   #51
jc-reef
Registered Member
 
jc-reef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Treasure Coast, Florida
Posts: 969
Quote:
Originally Posted by MechEng99 View Post
JC- beautiful favia!!! Your new freebie looks like it'll be a real winner!
Rumple - I absolutely love bubble corals...especially feeding them. Great save!

Keep 'em coming! Let's give hope to those corals that normally get thrown away and decrease the demand on the ocean!!
Thanks! I was very suprised that the green/red favia came back like that. Yeah, I too am excited to see what the 'freebee' turns into....so far there are nice shades of oranges (centers) that rainbows to shades of greens (edges). It will be interesting to see what color morphs come out moving forward.


__________________
My Little Hobby
FMAS - Member

Current Tank Info: 300gal DD upgraded from 90 gal Mixed Reef Powered by T5 / LED
jc-reef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/21/2010, 03:51 PM   #52
Thrashie
Not a lowlife 25%'er
 
Thrashie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Largo near IRB, FL
Posts: 829
I had 2 little 1/2 dead branches of a hammer given to me from the bottom of a LFS live rock tank.

here 3 years later, it's now about 35-40 heads, bright nuclear green, and growing in 2 seperate colonies! gotta love it!

pix L8r


__________________
HELP! I've Fallen! and I can't get uuuhhhh....HEY! Nice carpet!!

Current Tank Info: none! free at last!
Thrashie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/21/2010, 04:22 PM   #53
ritter6788
Say no to clove polyps
 
ritter6788's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marshall, TX
Posts: 1,374
I've been inspired to try some more. I picked up a very light pink open brain from petco a little while ago. The tissue is all in good shape so it shouldn't be too hard to recover. Today a picked up a maze brain about 4 inches from petco for $20 instead of $54.99. It still has some nice green around the edges but looks totally gone in the middle. I'll get some pics of it up tommorrow after I get it in the tank and get time to take pics.


__________________
Gabriel

Current Tank Info: 75 gallon mixed reef///40 breeder prop tank
ritter6788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/22/2010, 06:21 PM   #54
ritter6788
Say no to clove polyps
 
ritter6788's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marshall, TX
Posts: 1,374
They had this piece on the bottom of the tank with a chunk of liverock sitting on top of it. I had to give it a shot.




__________________
Gabriel

Current Tank Info: 75 gallon mixed reef///40 breeder prop tank
ritter6788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/24/2010, 07:07 PM   #55
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
ritter - nice rescue! I've found if you can remove some of that dead skeleton from the middle (just smooth it down a bit) the corals will regrow over it faster. But, you might not want to risk it this soon...no point in stressing it more. Good luck on it! Are you planning to feed it?


__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/24/2010, 09:27 PM   #56
CyclistMT
More Idiot Than Savant
 
CyclistMT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 556
Mine wasn't so much a rescue as a prayer. I got this bubble coral through mail order and I thought it was DOA. I put it in the tank anyway and it became one of my favorite pieces. By the time I had moved, it was 3 times the size in this picture.

Before:


After:



CyclistMT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/25/2010, 10:01 AM   #57
ritter6788
Say no to clove polyps
 
ritter6788's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marshall, TX
Posts: 1,374
Quote:
Originally Posted by MechEng99 View Post
ritter - nice rescue! I've found if you can remove some of that dead skeleton from the middle (just smooth it down a bit) the corals will regrow over it faster. But, you might not want to risk it this soon...no point in stressing it more. Good luck on it! Are you planning to feed it?
That's a good idea. I'll give it a little time to see what will come back on it's own or not and give your suggestion a try. I'm going to be feeding it once it adjusts to the tank and starts to show some signs of life. I feed all my lps at least once a week so I'll feed it will all the others soon. The other corals I posted in the earlier link are making great recoveries. Hopefully I'll have some full recovery shots of those soon.


__________________
Gabriel

Current Tank Info: 75 gallon mixed reef///40 breeder prop tank
ritter6788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/25/2010, 01:52 PM   #58
MammothReefer
Registered Member
 
MammothReefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Posts: 3,449
Don't have the best of pics, but..

In this first photo is a practically dead bubble coral. (bottom right)


Here it is healed up.


and if you kinda look to the right corner of the tank in the reflection.. it got to be at least 1' across before I sold that system




__________________
Reefin @ 8298'

Current Tank Info: 105 Peninsula
MammothReefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/25/2010, 09:05 PM   #59
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
cyclist and mammoth - great bubble rescues!


__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/27/2010, 11:24 PM   #60
nenna
Moved On
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 65
[QUOTE=CyclistMT;17829836]Mine wasn't so much a rescue as a prayer. I got this bubble coral through mail order and I thought it was DOA. I put it in the tank anyway and it became one of my favorite pieces. By the time I had moved, it was 3 times the size in this picture.

That's impressive! Good work


nenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/09/2010, 06:01 PM   #61
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
Here's my latest! Any idea what it is? The left side is a brilliant gold that I can't get to pick up in the photo (just looks like a washed-out green). Anyway, I hope it keeps the gold! I'll smooth down the skeleton in a few more days...he's just starting to look a bit better.




__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/09/2010, 06:18 PM   #62
ritter6788
Say no to clove polyps
 
ritter6788's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marshall, TX
Posts: 1,374
Looks like a trachy to me. That one needs a LOT of love. Good Luck!


__________________
Gabriel

Current Tank Info: 75 gallon mixed reef///40 breeder prop tank
ritter6788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/09/2010, 07:01 PM   #63
kingfisher62
Registered Member
 
kingfisher62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 4,973
Looking back into my archives I guess I do have some before and after shots of a rescue coral. Whe I first got this piece it was the size of a nickle now close to 5 inches on a good day.

Photobucket

Photobucket


__________________
55g Tank - 216W T5's
Foxface, tomato clown, yellow tailed damsel, Starrie Blennie, LPS and softies
29G Biocube- 120W LED's
2 percular clown, Six line Wrasse , LPS and softies

Current Tank Info: 55 gl. Reef tank ,29g biocube Reef
kingfisher62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/09/2010, 08:06 PM   #64
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
Nice! Very healthy looking now!


__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2010, 07:14 AM   #65
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
~1 month progress:

11/9/2010


12/4/2010


I can't get the color to pick up at all right in the photo, but this one has turned absolutely amazing. It's looking like it'll be a rainbow - orange, green, purple, etc. I couldn't smooth out the dead skeleton on it as it was too brittle and was causing tissue damage.


__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2010, 02:06 PM   #66
ritter6788
Say no to clove polyps
 
ritter6788's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marshall, TX
Posts: 1,374
Nice progress with that brain! I lost a red brain that I got. I thought that would be the easiest of the rescues but it croaked for some reason. My favia is looking really nice but I'm holding off on pics until it completely healed. I havn't seen much going on with the maze brain but this acan has made a full recovery if you ask me.
Before:


After:



__________________
Gabriel

Current Tank Info: 75 gallon mixed reef///40 breeder prop tank
ritter6788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2010, 06:54 PM   #67
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
Sorry you lost your red brain - as someone previously mentioned, "sometimes it's not meant to be". Very nice recovery on that acan! I wouldn't have recognized it!


__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2010, 08:55 PM   #68
mc-cro
(macro)
 
mc-cro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 2,259
when you say smooth out the skeleton, what exactly are you doing?

i envision a dremel with either a cutting disk or a grinding stone and just knocking all the ridges down to a smooth surface?

at what time is this appropriate? I have a brain that receded quite a bit from neglect and red slime. It is now extended feeding tentacles and eating well, and often. It has several areas that are about .25" wide, x 1" long around its rim. I am not sure I should bother the skeleton, as it is clearly recovering, although having a hard time regrowing over the dead skeleton that now has algea growing on it


__________________
Time is the most valuable thing you have... spend it wisely

Current Tank Info: 60x26x24 AGE 3 sided starphire
mc-cro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2010, 08:56 PM   #69
mc-cro
(macro)
 
mc-cro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 2,259
double post


__________________
Time is the most valuable thing you have... spend it wisely

Current Tank Info: 60x26x24 AGE 3 sided starphire
mc-cro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/07/2010, 09:18 PM   #70
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
I don't use a dremel as I've never had good success with them - too much heat. Instead, I just take some bone cutters and cut down the sharp points and excess dead skeleton. It doesn't have to be totally smooth, but just enough that the coral tissue doesn't get ripped on a sharp point. I only remove some of the dead skeleton once the coral is on the recovery, not when I first get it unless the skeleton has algae, etc on it. I'd say 2 weeks is about ideal for many of the corals I've taken in.

My recommendation is that if you had the coral before it started receeding, and it's now healing, I wouldn't worry about the skeleton. Corals that had some trouble in your system and are doing better now have a MUCH better chance of recovering fully than ones from another system. If you're only talking 1/4" as well, I don't think that's enough to worry about either.

The scoly on the first page is a prime example to me of when to smooth down some of the skeleton. Acan's & Favia's usually don't need too much work done to the excess skeleton since their skeleton doesn't have giant spikes - it's really only important with Scoly's, Trachy's, etc.

Just my $0.02


__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/09/2010, 01:03 PM   #71
jenny1979
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 66
I have rescued one coral up to now. It looked like that, when it came:


Now it looks like this



jenny1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/09/2010, 06:06 PM   #72
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
Wow Jenny, that's fantastic! Any advice on rescuing blastos? They can be tricky enough sometimes even when fully healthy, so nice save!


__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2010, 03:25 AM   #73
jenny1979
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 66
Thanks :-)
Actually I didn't do a lot. Placed it in middle light to start with with moderate water flow.
I do weekly water changes so water quality is ver good, I add amino acids, strontium, iron and iodine daily. Twice a week calcium, magnesium and trace elements. I feed every night just after lights out (Liquid Life Plancton by Terra Nova Pro) and every morning (Pico Liquid Food by Aqua Connect). When it started to grow I started giving it higher places with more water flow until it is at the top of the tank now in quite strong water flow. It has a Periclimenes holthuis living in it (don't ask me where THAT came from. It was just there one day).


jenny1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2010, 06:46 AM   #74
MechEng99
aka Reef'd Up
 
MechEng99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,312
How long between those two pictures?


__________________
See my homepage for more information on rescuing coral!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Systems: 200g SPS-dominant, 75g Rescue, 30g QT, & 10g QT
MechEng99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2010, 07:18 AM   #75
jenny1979
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 66
About 4 months

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk


jenny1979 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

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rescuing coral cabezon2469 Tampa Bay Reef Club 6 06/12/2010 08:17 PM
does anyone try to rescue corals drew1 Responsible Reefkeeping 38 05/20/2010 04:52 PM
How do I tell if my coral is dieing? travis32 New to the Hobby 5 02/16/2010 12:18 PM
ID rescue coral Appaloosa1224 LPS Identification 3 01/09/2008 08:26 PM
fiji rescue coral toothman SPS Keepers 1 03/10/2006 05:32 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:37 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 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