Deepsea acro bleaching

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    Water perfect .all other acros fine.added alveopora 2 days ago.far from the deepsea.do i cut off the healthy stems
     
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    What are the water parameters and what kind of lighting is this acro under?
     
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    It all depends where it is bleaching from. Tips are usually high alk. Base is usually low flow or low alk.
     
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    Everything perfect.0 p04 0 nitrate etc.flow perfect.4x 54w t5s and 250 wat mh.
     
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    Alrighty. Are we talking about bleaching or tissue loss. Two completely different things but people often confuse them. Bleaching is a loss of colour but not polyps. Tissue loss or necrosis is loss of all flesh. Bleaching might be due to extreme lighting changes. Necrosis is possibly due to a lack of nutrients if all your other parameters are correct and your nutrients are too low. What is your alkalinity reading?
     
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    If it is bleaching then i would bet on the lighting, if it is new to the system and in bright light move it to the bottom of the reef for now.
     
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    Rtn

    It is from the base,had it for a while.,it is tissue loss.alkalinity 10dkh.jcc offered space in his frag tank.do i put it in there or frag the healthy bits.
     
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    Double check your KH and salinity......make sure there are no swings in parameters between dosing and water top ups....I got hit by this and the lack of nutrients in my tank, got slow tissue necrosis from the base upwards.

    Its really a hard one....one SPS colony will grow while the other may be dieing....
     
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    I would not frag it in your tank as you already have tissue loss from insufficant nutrients.By fragging you are making the coral weaker and still houseing it in a tank where it is suffering from insufficant nutrients.

    Rather give it too Jcc and if it recovers in his tank....then frag it there.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    how about a pic.then we can see what the issue is.but maybe you cant understand.when i dont use any grammar like you.why do you type like this.its so hard to read
     
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    Sorry i couldn't help myself
     
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    Plan 1 -If rtn spreads.move to jcc and frag.
    (most conservative approach)
    plan 2-wife suggest swoppin out deepsea for more purple acro frags from jcc(she owns the deepsea
     
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    Its not rtn otherwise it must be dead by now. It sounds like its not adapting and there is a deficiency somewhere in your tank. Most cases its alk swings that causes base recession. It did lose its original color so their is something causing this. I dont think it to low nutrients as that causes really pale colors.
     
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    So then im moving it.then
     
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    Reconstructive sourgery

    Dr jcc did his thing with the dremel in the sps theatre.
     
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    Its been a couple of days.and jcc reports that the stn has stopped.we got three nice size healthy frags.thanks evo r your advice was concise and accurate.if we waited wede be sitting with one large dead deepsea.respect evo r and respect jcc.savin one colony at a time
     
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