Leather Toadstool

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  1. Briche

    Briche New Member

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    Tank maintenance tonight and saw this on my leather after he got ****** at me being in the tank. He’s 9 years old this month.

    Ph 8.18
    Salinity 35.3
    Dkh 9.6
    Calcium 450
    Magnesium 1325
    Phosphate 0
    Nitrate 0
    Temp 78.2

    90 gallon reef tank with 46” aquatic life pro series led lights, sump, reef octopus skimmer, live rock, flame angel, bicolor angel, 2 cardinals, hawkfish, diamond goby, Midas blenny, Kenya tree, frog spawn, flowerpot, yellow polyps, gsp and a couple bubbletip anemones. Most of these guys have been there the whole 9 years.

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  2. cracker

    cracker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I wouldn't be surprised if You could just cut it out if wanted. Let's see what others say.
     
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    reeferfoxx Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Oh wow. Everything else look good?? Low N and P would be a concern but if worse comes to worse, you can always cut it down and it will regrow a new head.
     
  4. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member

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    Could just be an area of fragmentation, pretty common in Sarcophyton. Could be an area where detritus is collecting. As long as you continue to see polyp extension I would not be concerned. Beautiful coral.
     
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    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    + 1 for what @Tahoe61 Saïd ... ive had this on mine too , came from detritus ,it will heal ..I just made sure it was kept clean blowing it with a turkey baister!
     
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    reeferfoxx Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome back ;Happy
     
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  7. Briche

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    Thanks everyone, I’ll clean it and see what happens.
     
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