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Old 12/24/2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Elegance coral

So as I have eluded to in another post my elegance collection is not doing good . I have 3 colonys of what I call budmans purple haze elegance that I frag 20 + times a year. That started off a colony from about 20 years ago. I also have a big pink tipped australian that I have had for 3 years. 2 green with blue tipped I got over 4 months ago and 1 bright electric green I got 2 months ago. All was going good until I added the last one . All my elegances look like death except the 2 blue tipped green ones. They had a white stringy cotton look to them all tentacles shrunk I lost a couple frags. Don't know if this is elegance coral disease or chemical warfare. Either way not good. I have seperated the new one that I suspected after the first month and they are slowly recovering. I have done a couple water changes and I am running my skimmer wet. I am also going to add carbon to a reactor.


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Old 12/24/2015, 01:10 PM   #2
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That's terrible to hear. It's an amazing collection that you have and I hope you figure out what is happening and that they all recover.

You were the one that inspired me to frag my Australian which have recovered beautifully and have even started growing again.


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Old 12/25/2015, 04:31 PM   #3
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Guessing your parameters are fine?


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Old 12/25/2015, 06:14 PM   #4
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Yep all are good and all other corals in tank are good.


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Old 12/25/2015, 06:20 PM   #5
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Make sure the alk is nine, this made all the difference to me

You motivated me so best if luck


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Old 02/02/2016, 04:28 PM   #6
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So here is an update with pics. I removed the one that had ECD as it was not going to make it . My elegances are boucing back but slowly. Wish I would have taken pics and documented it. As I always doubted that as the problem now I believe. I did not lose any of my main pieces I did lose about 3 or 4 frags. These are the only elegance frags I have lost. All the white stringy cotton looking stuff is gone color is coming back and starting to expand better. Oddly enough two colonys did not even get phased and they were put in two months before.


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Old 02/02/2016, 04:30 PM   #7
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Here are what they looked like before And the one that caused the trouble


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Old 02/02/2016, 06:15 PM   #8
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Here are what they looked like before And the one that caused the trouble
Those elegance were sick! Love that purple one ^u^

I'm gonna try that coral soon and hope that it will thrive in my tank


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Old 02/02/2016, 08:19 PM   #9
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Budman I'm glad to hear and see they're doing better.

I've got a question for you. My Elegance after one night when I fed it all of a sudden started to become Puffed up all over. Almost like it ingested a lot of water but kept it in. My parameters were good accept for nitrates. I had skipped a WC by over two weeks and was over feeding my fish and... Nitrates of 60-80.

Well I've started getting them down with 20% wc weekly instead of two weeks and started dosing NoPox. Still waiting for the NoPox to start working but I've got the nitrates down to around 20. The elegance is looking better but still puffy at times though not as bad and parts of it are faded in color. The tentacles on the best looking part are colorful and have their purple tips but the others are kinda clear with no purple tips.

I have done 3 dips in Revive and think it's helped. Any idea what happened or what I can do to help it out? I have not been feeding it since this happened but it does catch food floating around in the water. So it's better but not well yet. So any advice you can offer is much appreciated.


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Old 02/03/2016, 05:24 AM   #10
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I have had mine puff up several times . I feed my tank heavy and it gets what it catches. I think your headed in the right direction. They can be a tricky coral that is slow to recover.


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Old 02/03/2016, 06:15 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info. I haven't done a dip in Revive in two or three weeks, do you think I should dip it again, or just wait it out?


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Old 02/03/2016, 06:40 AM   #12
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I would wait it out. I don't like to stress them any more than they are


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Old 02/03/2016, 07:02 AM   #13
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Ok, thanks for your help. I'll just keep an eye on it and do nothing as long as it doesn't start getting worse.

I do notice during the day at some point it starts to shrink and I'm thinking from too much light. So I reduce my lighting when this happens. The other corals think it's night time and time to go to sleep LOL But my elegance expands more when I lower them. New lights coming today Getting rid of the Chinese Black Box for a Ocean Revive Arctic T-247-B


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Old 02/03/2016, 07:28 AM   #14
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It's easy to over illuminate them.


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Old 02/03/2016, 09:27 AM   #15
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Yes I found that out the hard way. When they want light they respond well and when they don't not so much...


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Old 03/06/2016, 12:44 PM   #16
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I need help please….recommendations.
Running out of options….

90g reef Tank parameters:
Everything is good except Nitrates @ 40 ppm
Elegance coral about 2 months old.
Open fully when I got it.
For the past week, it starts to shrink and never open.
Brown Jelly coming out.

What I did.
Flatworm exit because I notice there are flat worms.
A few days later, Coral RX.
Yesterday, J Crow Iodine dip 10 drops for 1.5 liter.
Soak it for 45 seconds. Soak it in clean tank water for 1 1/2 min.
Put it back in tank. See attached picture of what it looks like now.

Microbacter7 dose:

March 1 to March 4 added 10ml MB7
March 5, 6 added 18ml MB7

Nitrates @ 40 ppm










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Old 03/06/2016, 01:00 PM   #17
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In addition, I did water change:
Last Saturday Feb 27, 16g
yesterday, I added new 4g.


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Old 03/06/2016, 01:04 PM   #18
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90g reef Tank Setup:
Reef octopus HOB skimmer
HOB Aqua clear power filter 30g; no carbon, only foam and Biomax


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Old 03/07/2016, 03:06 PM   #19
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Put it in a place where it is partly shaded and leave it. These take forever to adjust.


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Old 03/17/2016, 11:40 AM   #20
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everyone says these corals are a hard to keep coral. Can you tell my why you are so successful.


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Old 03/17/2016, 06:23 PM   #21
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There are really no secrets to keeping most any coral, yet some are pickier than others and want stable water parameters. All you need to do is keep everything stable and give them what they require as far as flow, light and additional food. There are some exceptions to that but they are few really.


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Old 03/20/2016, 11:30 AM   #22
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They are not hard to keep but hard to get acclimated. They take forever to finally adjust. You also have to get a good piece to start with. Once they are in your tank and stable they grow fast and open huge. Generally if you get one live past the 3 to 4 months then it will be healthy and live.


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Old 01/24/2018, 12:38 PM   #23
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So an update. I lost my aussie elegance with the pink tips. I have 3 huge green ones that need fragged. And the purple with green rim is fully recovered and starting to grow again. I left them alone and let them recover. Hopefully in 6 months or so they will be ready to frag again.

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