How to remove leather from LR?

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by xtreme, 9 Jan 2011.

  1. xtreme

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    Hi guys

    Put this softie there due to the only place for him. Wanted to clean the glass and tried to move it and he attached him to the LR. To remove the LR I have to take everything out of the tank and not going to happen.

    it's difficult to reach down there and and frag it, Can I just take a sharp knife and cut it straight of the rock?
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    Just pull it. It will come off, but a new one will soon grow there. I know it sounds crude but those corals are extremely hardy.
     
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    I had a similar issue, surgical blade to the bottom of its base will work... did for me
     
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    I'd use a razor blade to do it... Good luck.
     
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    thanks guys, will pull it of, difficult to cut there
     
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    It looks like it is barely attached to the LR. I would pull it off also.

    Is that Aiptasia in the back? If so, I'd nuke it before it gets out of hand.
     
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    You know, hate those buggers, I'm slowly removing pieces of rock and burn them with soldier iron, did tried Joes Juice but it made it worst. Was thinking of building the famous zapper but most likely I will be zapping my self:p
     
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    I've had good luck with peppermint shrimp.
     
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    I've also had very good luck with Peps.
     
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    are they for sale or for hire?:p
     
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    Hi guys

    Remember the coral pic above, well since I pulled it of the rock and move it to a different spot he started to fall apart, doesn't want to open and he wasn't even attach to much to the rock, came of easily.

    When I saw this happening I started to treat him with Brightwell medicoral but doesn't seem to recover, nothing change accept his location, lights still the same with the normal water changes with the same brand, SG,NH4,NO2,NO3,Po4,pH,Alk,KH is still the same, oh wait the NO3 went to 25ppm but PO4 went down to .005ppm, sorry just checked my service book now.

    So, I want him to be him self again, what ells must i do?
    By the way, is it a leather or cabbage?here's the pic.

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    Leathers can sulk for up to 2 weeks easily. Just leave it. Eventually it will open up again.

    But is there some slime or algae on yours, why so dark?
     
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    I clean it every day, when he was still perfect he was a light tan color like the pic above and when closed or sleeping he is that dark color, I'm just worry about the flesh that's rotting away and leave that hard white bone things.
     
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    Somethings not right here. Leathers dont have a coral skeleton... And if flesh is rotting off its definitely not just "sulking".
     
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    If it has a hard skeleton then it is a LPS coral and not a leather. Leathers are soft corals.
     
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    there is no skeleton, only hard white bone things, you can see it on the pick, it's about 3-5mm long single bone or things, lol, don't know what to call it, almost like a splinter
    but the coral is doing worst now, it was so beautiful, was only in the wrong spot.
     
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    By skeleton we mean a calcareous frame around which the corals tissue grows. This is the only thing I could imagine you are referring to when you say "hard white bone".

    Leather corals are a soft coral - they have no hard frame around which their tissue grows. LPS or Large polyp stony coral have large fleshy tissues which grow around a hard calcareous frame.
     
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    I know how a skeleton looks like, this doesn't have a skeleton but bones,lol.
    here is a pic, camera not one of the best but to give you an idea, I took the long nose tang and pulled one out
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    I have no idea what is going on here. We need better pics.
     
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