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    decomposing leather !

    Hi All,

    I have a leather coral in my tank which i've had about 3-4 weeks and today i noticed one of it's fingers seemed to have a smooth lump so i gave it a slight blow with the turkey baster and about 1/2 the branch literally decomposed and float away... I'm assumgin this is bad. anyone have any suggestions ? polyps have been extending however it doesn't seem to expand quite as much in last 4-5 days as it had before.


    salinity, calcium, alk, nitrate, PH are all good, toadstool hammer and brain corals are all in excellent shape...
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    hmm.. id say something is very wrong.. i dont have any experience with those yet.. but i'm sure this is no good..
    too much light.. or not enough ? too much current ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    You should cut it out right away, the decomposing part or it will spread. This has happened to me many times. And I cut it out right away before it spreads. Now I have several healthy frags growing in my tank.

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    how do you do this ? I think it may already be too late... do i need to just cut off a healthy peice and glue it to another rock ?
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    I just took a razor blade cut off the bad. If the good piece is big, glue, elastic band it to a rock. If it's small, take an old glass fill it 1/4 way with small pieces of rock rubbell and put the frag in there, under slow water flow. In a weeks time it should attach to a piece and away you go.

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