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klosxe 04-08-2009 05:27 PM

Brown slime on coral???
 
I started a 29 gallon reef aquarium about 4 months ago, and everything has been fine, until now. My tank has sufficient lighting using a metal halide system, but idk off the top of my head the wattage or other light information... It is filtered by a protein skimmer rated for 150 gallons, a phosban reactor, live rock and live sand, along with a little bit of activated carbon and mechanical filtration. I had just received this morning a package from Pacific East Aquaculture several corals to add to my tank. the acclimation process went smoothly, and I also dipped everything in a Revive bath as usual before adding the new corals into my tank. After everything was in, and I had waited 5 hours, I then turned on the lights to take a look at the new arrivals. I noticed that they were all fine, but my old tuberina had some brown gloop on it, which was not there only, say 30 minutes ago, and I have no clue what it is, or how to treat it. Any advice as to what I should do?

aquakid 04-08-2009 06:41 PM

Your Coral may be releasing a toxin. You should remove the coral just to be safe. More research may be required.

Kellsindell 04-08-2009 06:55 PM

A pic could be very usful. It could be that the coral is stressed or RTN'n. Did you acclimate the coral to your lights?

klosxe 04-09-2009 10:11 AM

yea it had been aclimated to my lights, and had been doing fine for about a month...
I did a lil more research and think it may have had brown jelly disease, and I dipped it in some iodine, and the goo is now gone, but scars have formed where the goo was. Now one of my accroporas, which has been fine for months untill this morning, is suddenly decaying, as in the "skin" is just pealing off of it :shock:
I'm considering putting everything through a quick iodine dip, but I'm not sure... any ideas?

Kellsindell 04-11-2009 12:06 AM

It's a STN or a RTN? what are your water parameters like? i'm not sure iodine will do much for the corals at this point. Did you make sure you dipped the coral into SW before you put it back into the tank to loose any infectin on the coral?

klosxe 04-11-2009 07:39 AM

now i feel stupid...
:-?

what does STN or RTN stand for? I've seen them used as a coral disease or something, but i don't know what they are :oops:

Yes I dipped them into a separate cup with plain seawater to get rid of both the extra dip water or any infection that was on the coral following the iodine/Revive dip

Quaddity 04-11-2009 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by klosxe (Post 186954)
now i feel stupid...
:-?

what does STN or RTN stand for? I've seen them used as a coral disease or something, but i don't know what they are :oops:

Yes I dipped them into a separate cup with plain seawater to get rid of both the extra dip water or any infection that was on the coral following the iodine/Revive dip

Rapid/Slow Tissue Necrosis if your SPS gets it whether from stress, water quality, or whatever causes it it can cause that sps to die and it may spread to other sps in the tank.

klosxe 04-11-2009 06:01 PM

Oooo

Thanks :-D
learn something new everyday...

Um it would appear to be RTN...


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