HELP!! Brown Jelly Disease!!!!

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I have some terrible news. Anyone whose been following my recent thread would know about a slowly receding wall hammer coral that I have. I was told it was stressed. Well, I did the old turkey baster test for BJD, and had the most unfortunate sight that a reefer could see. A bunch of brown jelly under some shrunken polyps. I feel sick to my stomach right now with anxiety. I don’t even know what to do. How can I stop this?? I’ve been doing everything to avoid this, yet it’s withering away... WHAT DO I DO?!
If I can ask what is the turkey baster test for a brown jelly disease?
 
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I just watched the video. Besides the "hammer" looking a bit more like a frogspawn (or maybe even a hybrid), it seems like a pretty helpful solution!

I do have a question though: at what point can a euphyllia no longer be "saved"? In other words, when I take a turkey baster and put a little suction above the coral, a bunch of polyps get ripped right off. That does NOT seem normal.... Is this tissue dead or just dying? Or is the tissue really that delicate?

Also, what is the best magnesium dosing kit? Red Sea? Polyp Lab?
 
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I just watched the video. Besides the "hammer" looking a bit more like a frogspawn (or maybe even a hybrid), it seems like a pretty helpful solution!

I do have a question though: at what point can a euphyllia no longer be "saved"? In other words, when I take a turkey baster and put a little suction above the coral, a bunch of polyps get ripped right off. That does NOT seem normal.... Is this tissue dead or just dying? Or is the tissue really that delicate?

Also, what is the best magnesium dosing kit? Red Sea? Polyp Lab?
I would say it may be polyp bailout if the tentacles are falling off the stony base. It is probably white I assume. I never had luck bringing these back, but I also always had low magnesium levels before I watched the video. I plan on getting some hammers today, hopefully I can keep the ones I get today alive for a long time. My magnesium is around 1480.
 

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How might I go about doing that? Is there a specific product to use to raise mag?
So I use this, about a spoonful in a cup of rodi water raised my MAG roughly 80-100ppm in a 200 gallon system.
 

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Crap, I just remembered something that might be of importance. About two weeks ago, I stopped running carbon in my reef because it was causing HLLE. Do you think it would be wise to bring it back??
If you have leathers I would. You can always just use half as much carbon as you were before possibly... If you have leathers nearby maybe move the hammer to a shaded area on the sandbed.
 
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If you have leathers I would. You can always just use half as much carbon as you were before possibly... If you have leathers nearby maybe move the hammer to a shaded area on the sandbed.
Just curious--What do leathers have to do with it? Is it when they shed or something?? I did see a web of white film around the hammer last night, though could not find any vermatids. There is a leather about seven inches to the left of the hammer and another about six inches above.
 

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Just curious--What do leathers have to do with it? Is it when they shed or something?? I did see a web of white film around the hammer last night, though could not find any vermatids. There is a leather about seven inches to the left of the hammer and another about six inches above.
Apparently leathers secrete a toxin when they sense corals close by, I'm not 100% on this though. Also carbon helps remove this toxin so maybe you should just add carbon. I also wanted to say that it's kind of interesting you have the hammer near the leather and take the carbon out, now the hammer is doing bad. Could be the carbon was helping with the issue before.
 
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Apparently leathers secrete a toxin when they sense corals close by, I'm not 100% on this though. Also carbon helps remove this toxin so maybe you should just add carbon. I also wanted to say that it's kind of interesting you have the hammer near the leather and take the carbon out, now the hammer is doing bad. Could be the carbon was helping with the issue before.
Perhaps....I'd say it's worth a shot to bring the carbon back...
 

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I’ll just keep an eye on it. I’m going to talk to the LFS I bought it from for advise. Hopefully I can save this coral, and hopefully not lose others.
I think as long as the rest of it doesn't go to heck I'd say just nudge that side a little closer to the rockwork so it's out of the light more and lower flow on that corner.
 

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