My 28g Nanocube New Build

Discussion in 'Nano Reefs' started by NatalieMadison, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Sounds like something I would love to see!
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  2. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Thanks for giving me another reason to put Bonaire on my must dive list!

    I read somewhere the other day that sun corals don't necessarily prefer low light. We assume that because they are NPS and often grow in low light but several people shared their sun corals doing well in high light. They grow in low light in the wild because they have little to no competition there. In Kona we saw several colonies out in the open in pretty high light though.
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  3. @huntindoc, Yes. I've heard many times in higher light they'll grow algae and won't open up. Not the case at all.
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  4. I'm so disappointed. Apparently those green warty mushrooms can stretch further than I expected. I came home to find they had pulled 95% of the flesh off my brand new pink acro. :eek:

    Poor pink!!

    I received replacement canisters to my fluval G3. I'm definitely motivated to get the 2nd tank running for sps.

    Any word on bulk buy dates?
  5. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member


    It may have been the coral. I've heard from several folks that got the pink lost theirs. Me being one of them.

    Kim/Benton, AR
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  6. Did you have any sign of issue before hand? Mine was doing beautifully when I left for work. 8 hours later, it had no skin.
  7. Is it still holding on?

    Can you frag it?
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    No. The only skin left is a couple of pink tiny tips.
  9. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Dang! Not your fault Natalie. Only a couple of them are still alive.

    This is the chance you take with wild colonies. Sometimes they don't survive captive conditions/shipping. Weird how the other one seems to be bullet proof, it's doing great for everyone that got it as far as I know.
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  10. Do you think the mushroom could have done this though? It was so sudden.
  11. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I really don't. John had the same thing happen as well as some others. With RTN it can be all over in a very short time!
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  12. @huntindoc What does RTN stand for? And will this dead coral affect my others? Should I remove it from the tank?
  13. @huntindoc Got it! Rapid Tissue Necrosis. Doing my research now. ;)
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  14. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    RTN=Rapid Tissue Necrosis. I don't think the dead coral is any threat to the other corals but there's really no reason to leave it in at this point.
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  15. That sucks! I bet it was a looker too! Sometimes I like the mystery and challenge of maricultured, but paying a little more from a vendor that has solid multi generation frags is probably the way to go.
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  16. image.jpg I finally caught the big guy! I feel a little bad about tossing him though. They can be troublesome when large, correct? I should toss him and not feel guilty?
  17. They're great! Wish my wrasse hadn't eaten all mine!
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  18. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Like Mark said. No reason to eliminate them. They are a beneficial part of the CUC. Don't be put off by their appearance, their mouthparts are suited only for scavaging and they are no threat to fish or corals.

    If you see one of these....get him out though.

    That one was a hitch hiker on my live rock when I first started my tank.
  19. image.jpg :oops: No tentacles, so I plopped him back in. Hopefully he will recover from the whole ordeal. He's snuggled against rock but definitely not moving like lighting anymore.
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  20. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member

    Hiya, wrasses have made short work of my bristle worms. I don't have any in my 75. Not sure about the 29, but I doubt it since the rock that went into came from my 75 along with dry rock.
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