Urgent help needed Help me save this Brain Coral

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  1. Tattoomarius

    Tattoomarius

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    Hi Guys. I got this coral from a friend. It was busy dying in his tank due to insufficient lighting - or shall I say...that's what we think. Since I put it in my tank< I've been monitoring it daily and it definitely stopped decaying - what do I do about the "dead" areas now ? Do I just leave it - or do I cut it away ?


    [​IMG] ase advise
     
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  3. irie ivan

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    Due to algae having nutrients in the skeleton due to remnants of tissue and assimilated phosphorus, the better option would be to bring out the dremmel.
    Should algae gain a foothold, an allelopathic attack and constant irritation to the coral is a potential outcome.
    For now though, let it acclimatize, settle and target feeding at night will have it bounce back in no time.

    You could also leave it as is, hope the algae already visible doesnt increase and hope it regrows over the skeleton.
     
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    Bring out the tooth brush perhaps?
     

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