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Batmom2016

It broke off a much larger coral that came in on some live rock when I started my tank the bigger coral has since died (I’m assuming the cycle killed it,  or the transport being out of water for several hours)

but this piece has been hanging around.  It has gained some color lately and was curious if you guys think it is dead or can be saved?  I glued it to a Little Rock so it doesn’t get blasted around by the flow. 
(Been battling with dinos and cyano lately hence the brown sand)

 

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applejk

If it's changing color that's a good sign and no algae growing on it.  It looks like a soft coral, correct?  I think it probably is alive.  What are your levels at now?

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Batmom2016
9 hours ago, applejk said:

If it's changing color that's a good sign and no algae growing on it.  It looks like a soft coral, correct?  I think it probably is alive.  What are your levels at now?

It’s a finger leather.  
no algae growing on it at all.  
 

sg: 1.025

nitrite:0

nitrate: 0-5? (Colors are almost identical 🤷🏼‍♀️)

ammonia:0

phosphate: 0-0.25

ph:8.2

 

 

 

 

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Grimes

Cant make out from the picture but are the polyps open?

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Batmom2016
33 minutes ago, Grimes said:

Cant make out from the picture but are the polyps open?

It doesn’t have any polyps out that I can see.  But it is starting to get more color than it did before. 
it’s also quite solid.

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Grimes

Oh it looked like an SPS on that photo.. what is it 

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Batmom2016
13 minutes ago, Grimes said:

Oh it looked like an SPS on that photo.. what is it 

I thought it was a finger leather coral. 
 

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Grimes

Oh right.. keep an.eye on it but it looked pretty battered 

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Batmom2016
16 minutes ago, Grimes said:

Oh right.. keep an.eye on it but it looked pretty battered 

Will do.  
it is probably rough due to being on the bottom of the tank.

 

Should it be in higher flow? Or lower flow?

 

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I'm Batman

Update?

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Batmom2016
On 9/8/2020 at 1:05 PM, I'm Batman said:

Update?

It came detached from the rock I glued it to and I haven’t seen it in a few days but it was starting to look better :-/ 

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Clown79
16 hours ago, Batmom2016 said:

It came detached from the rock I glued it to and I haven’t seen it in a few days but it was starting to look better 😕

Leathers can't be glued, they develop a mucous and fall off.

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