Urgent Help Needed!!!! Coral Dying!!!

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  1. iggy

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    Hi Guys

    I recently bought Sinularia (Yellow Corn flour Leather Polyp) and Sarcophyton (Leather Stone Mixed Colors). i dripped them for 45min-60min before adding them to my tank. the Sinularia is already dead and my Sarcophyton is sarting to fade, you can see the flesh of the coral has this dying white color and all its polyps are retracted.

    my water conditions is as following:
    PH: 8.7
    Ammonia: 0.3
    Nitrates: 20ppm
    Phosphates: 0.25
    Flow: 41 (working to get it lower)
    Lighting: 2x 10000K white T5's & 2x coral blue T5's

    I added them to my tank on Friday, unfortunately the Sinularia only made it untill Sunday and i had to take it out. ( fear of Ammonia Spikes)

    yesterday afternoon I saw that my Sarcophyton is showing the same symptoms as the Sinularia did. I started yesterday to target feed the coral with brightwell aquatics Restore (0.5ml in fear of over feeding my system)

    what can i do to help this little creature & how harmfull will it be to my other corals whe it dies????

    Peace be on all your journeys.
     
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    Salinity?
    Temp?

    Your pH is way too high - you sure it is measured correctly? It should be 8-8.3
     
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    Can you post pictures of the corals. Even the one that has died. Before it died obviously. It could be that they were died as I have never seen a yellow sinularia and the sarcophyton is normally not brightly coloured.
     
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    My Salinty is 0.023 and water temp is 25deg C.

    I am sure it measured correctly.

    I will add a pic tonight
     
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    I'm sure this is a typo? If not, then there is your problem. It should be 1.025
     
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    sorry dude pardon me i am dyslectic
     
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    Are you sure that the coral was dead. It has to be literally disintegrating. Even then some parts may survive.

    These corals can sulk for a long time, make very sure that they are dead before removing them.

    Also do not lower the circulation in your tank, low circulation as a great way to kill a coral such as these. Obviously do not put a powerhead blasting straight at them either. Put them into an area where the movement is good, and get good lighting on them.

    Don't try to feed them this is not the issue at this stage.
     
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    the Sinularia was disintegrating as there was small grain like pieces that was drifting all over my tank it looked almost like rice.

    this is how my Sarcophyton is currently looking[​IMG]
     
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    And the sarcophyton? Any pics of sinularia as it was when you got it?
     
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    That looks in very bad shape.
    How long have they been in your tank?
     
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    Just read your other thread about temp issues in your tank. What has the temp been the past few days?
     
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    Unfortunately i don't have any pic's form when i got them (valuable lesson learned)

    what i can tell you is on saturday the sinularia was open with almost all the polyps extracted, with nice coloring.

    the sarcophyton i don't have any more as the "body Parts" was all over my tank and and i took it out as i am afraid that the ammonia will kill my hole tank.

    should i take it out and put in "hostpital tank" and see what happens or will this just stress the coral more?
     
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    the temp in my tank is down to betwwen 24deg to 26deg

    its been in my tank for 4 days and it is deteriorating fast
     
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    So you got the coral on saturday?
    What other corals do you have in the tank and how do they look?
     
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    I got it friday afternoon,

    other corals in my tank : Bubble coral Looks brilliant
    Torch coral looks great
    mushrooms ( red, Green stripe & hairy) looks great
    there is also a couple of tube worms they look great and button polyps they also look great
     
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    sorry..im speed reading again

    hmm..odd. And the coral looked perfectly healthy at the shop?
    What id do is frag off the dead bits. But by the looks of the pic there isnt much alive tissue left.
    How close are the corals to the torch and bubble?
     
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    no problem

    it looked pretty healthy in the shop,

    the bubble coral is about 40cm away and the torch coral about 15 to 20 cm away the mushrooms and polyps are all on the other site of my tank
     
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    did the one near the torch start dying from one side?

    Do you have a suitable hospital tank to put the coral in?
     
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    it started form the outside in wards evenly across the body of the coral.

    what size hospital tank do i need?
     
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    and what do i need to do when the coral is in the hospital tank?
     
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