White patches on leather coral

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  1. Abraham

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    Hi. Had this leather coral for about a year. This week white patches appeared as seen in the attached photo. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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    What are you parameters? Any recent changes?

    Could also be physical damage, what livestock do you have?
     
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    Parameters good but we have just upgraded our tank from a 120 lt tank to a 220 lt about 3 week ago.
     
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    Looks like the effect of an alkalinity spike to me. Did you dose anything recently?
     
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    is it only one mark on the coral?
    If one, you might have pinched it while moving to new tank.
    If it goes bigger, then cut just below the mark that branch.
    Can use the branch as a new frag.
     
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    Thanks @RiaanP. Fragged some good healthy branches and gave the leather a 2 min iodine dip. The white patches have spread, a few more white patches.
     
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    Thanks @jimilutz. The alkalinity is now under control. When I moved everything into the new tank I think that following week I had a spike. That week it went from 7.5 to 9.5. Trying to keep it at 8.2
     
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    Can you post a clear pic of the recent patches
     

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