Toadstool leather black holes

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  1. charlv

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    Hi All

    I'm so fedup posting problems i'm realy at a stage where i want to scrap my tank
    Everything went well no problems the tank started with this GHA again after 1 and a half years since it's setup. My leather is not doing well eventhough there's polyp extention it develop black holes on the head. Is it because it to close to the halide or what all the other corals do well. Can not test water becuase of GHA algea.
    All readings "0"
    Ca - 420
    MG - 1350
    kh - 8
    ph - 8.4
    All test done with salifert test kits

    Here's some pics sorry for the pic quality
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    Tanks in advance all
     
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    I dont think it's the lighting that's the problem. In would remove the coral and give it a freshwater, iodine bath for about 5 minutes. Get enough RO water at the same temp as the tank to cover the coral. Add some Lugol's solution, I'm not sure how much but the package should help. Add this tot the water and add the coral. It will sulk like mad but it should help. For the GHA use Prodibio. It will sort you out in a month, guaranteed
     
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    I'm dosing vodka and mb7 now and skimmer go mad hope this will work plus running ATS i found that my pink spotted goby is gone so i think that's what cause the problem with my GHA
     
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    How long have you been dosing the microbacter?
     
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    Give it time with the gha and try the dip with the toadstool
     
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    I had the same problem on my pincushion... The LFS told me that detrius or food gets caught up inside/on top of the coral and that is what cause the holes. I then increased the flow over the coral and it recovered. This was about 8-10weeks back.
     
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