Is this Lobo a goner?

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I just got this Lobo shipped yesterday. The water when opening smelled slightly off. The other frags I got were great. This one, being the largest, however, concerns me. Should I just give up on it and take it out? I don't want it to foul up the whole tank.

The brighter pic is from last night. The darker pic is from this morning. Seems to be worse, but I've never had a Lobo, so would appreciate others' thoughts.

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It's a Biocube 32 frag QT, so not additional filtration like a skimmer. Just some carbon and biofilter with regular water changes.

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agree, pull out swish in iodine based dip,see what remains:(

I don't have anything so could get something at the store. Something like Reef Dip from Seachem?

Will the dip remove enough gunk, so I have less to worry about it fouling up the whole tank?

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hi ,i think from last pics ,is too far gone :( would remove,cannot hurt to pick up the dip for next coral,dip any new corals ,might want to pick up some more carbon,change out later todat a few hours after removing lobo,dont forget to rinse carbon:)
 
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hi ,i think from last pics ,is too far gone :( would remove,cannot hurt to pick up the dip for next coral,dip any new corals ,might want to pick up some more carbon,change out later todat a few hours after removing lobo,dont forget to rinse carbon:)

I was leaning that way too. I'm taking it out. I have some carbon already rinsed. I also have some water for a water change too.
 
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Yeah, but it's better to accept this loss sooner and not nuke the other frags in the tank. Thanks for that extra voice to push me to do what I was leaning towards.
 
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