Monti going spotty

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    Hi All

    I've recently added 3 pieces of Monti, a big green one and 2 small red ones, the green one seems fine but the 2 red ones have got "white" spots about 5-10mm in diameter.

    Water parameter all seam fine.

    PO4 = >0.05
    Ca = 400-450
    Alk = 7dkh
    ph = 8.3
    temp stable @ 26.C

    The only think I can think of is nudi's?
     
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    What, my discription not good enough:lol:

    OK, OK, Give me 5 minute.............
     
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    I would think they are its polyps
     
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    No, Thank you Jacques!

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    The polyps are much smaller.
     
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    Justin - I stand corrected, but I don't think that this is due to nudi's..... (someone must please correct me if I am wrong).

    Out of interest sake - did you actually see any nudi's?

    What if you gave the coral a iodine dip?

    This looks like area specific bleaching to me..... perhaps due to interference in the light? How long have you had the corals for?
    Under what lighting was it before? Under what lighting is it now? Did the corals lie upside down for any amount of time perhaps?
     
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    Jacques, I can't say I've seen any nudi's. I've have the coral now a couple days short of a month, it was previously under T5 lighting, not sure how many but think it was about 6 or 8 on a frag tank probably 300mm deep, I do have 2x 400W Mh but I only run them about 2 hrs a day, otherwise I have T5 burning the rest of the time, doubt its the lighting as the other bigger one is 100%.........

    Wanted to do a Loguls dip but have run out, will get some tomorrow.
     
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    sorry dude, definately not the polyps, my bad!

    Could it be a flow related issue?
     
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    Cool, without pics it was guess work! thought about flow but the one is right next to the green one which is doing well?
     
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    what about dosing? you havent put kalk or anything like that in which could have burnt specific areas it touched?
     
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    I hope for your sake that it isnt nudi's...check my thread..go back some pages....if it looks the same then can them asap...take all those sps's out and can them.

    i found that if the one has been eaten up...they start moving around in the tank...otherwise hey wil all stay on the coloney.

    or get a seprate tank to sort them out....im on an ongoing batle leading to 0 sucsess
     
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    No Crispin, nothing different that I can think of. it has just got worse over time. I'm really confused.

    I've planned a 20% WC tomorrow, hopefully that with a Loguls dip will help?
     
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    will do, did yours also start off with spots? and will that lugols dip work? if not what will?
     
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    Thanks Lanzo, I'll try the dips tomorrow, but you could see the nudi's correct?

    I'll take my red light to the tank just now, maybe see something?
     
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    mine happend just like yours...i saw the spots...and then after a couple of weeks i see this huge nudi crusing around.....then i had a closer lok....then i saw about 10 small ones..very small...you need to know how they look to spot them....i didnt think they were nudis a first.

    But ja i can see them now...:(
     
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    Just had a look on all the monti's with a red LED light, couldn't find anything, only saw a couple small copepods running on it?
     
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    then it might be something else...but keep the nudi's as a culpret in mind.

    sorry man..ll tagg along
     
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