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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by jrob3rts, Sep 25, 2012.

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    [MENTION=11313]Whipitup[/MENTION] - Cheers for the Chaeto :)
     
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    Alk bottle topped up.
    Have placed on sandbed for now. Need to find a place, but getting flow and light right now.
     
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    No probs dude.
     
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    And good luck with the plates James.
     
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    Just another thrilling update for all my beloved followers.

    Still fighting BJD. Think I will be removing the rest of a Duncan soon. Will see how it is tomorrow, no visible sign of BJD but closing up regularly, abnormally.
    Got 2 plates from Ben, the one on the sandbed is fine. The other, placed say 50% up the tank is getting lighter. Still covered in polyps. Didn't expect that. Maybe flow, maybe light. Will continue to monitor.
     
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    what happened to the Duncan? i thought that was doing well now it seems like a goner!

    Paler? More likely to be light if the other one is fine.
     
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    I trimmed the bits off that were gone, and at risk. Just seems to be taking the rest out now. Clowns are loving it, so they are not helping.
    Yeah, SPS. Lol. Maybe they are just nt used to such powerful lighting lol.
     
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    Mmmmmm, Clowns are know to damage things like Duncan's and ultimately cause BJD......that's why I sold mine.

    Hope you sort it James.
     
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    Yep, those little buggers. Clowns took out a lot in my old UK tank once. Will see what happens and go from there.
     
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    Buy a Nem!!!
     
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    No!!!
     
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    Get a sand Nem James, thats what i did, stops the clowns pestering corals, and the nem wont move so does not affect the corals! plus they are cheap.
     
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    Will have a look. Have some space for a sand one.
    What about those Maxi Mini jobbies?
    They have some fuzzy mushies they are starting to host but maybe a Nem is the way to go.
     
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    ... Or fish out.
     
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    don't mini maxi's are any good for clowns.

    remove the clowns?
    remove the duncan?
    substitute the duncan?
    add a nem?

    which is easiest? I would remove the duncan in the hope it can recover. Try a sand nem for the clowns if you have room and then when there settled return the duncan, obviously if you don't have anywhere for the duncan you may need to put out a distress call for a fellow reefer to hold it for you.
     
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    cover it with a bit of egg crate?
     
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    Cheers guys, one of the heads is already sowing recession. Given what's left and it's already stressed I am going to leave it for now. I suspect I will end up removing it.
    Ben, appreciate what you are saying about a fellow reefer, but I wouldn't like to give someone a coral that may end up having BJD.
    Just keeping a keen eye on the tank and being ready to action if need be.
     
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    What can you dip infected corals in with BJD? is it Lugols?
     
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    Yep. It's some form of Iodine solution, I forget the ratios. Personally never had success with BJD before. I would have normally chucked the coral in question, but trying to see if a trim would save it.
     
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