Thats crazy!My very first batch of corals 3 years ago included a 2” diameter green fungia plate. I had a heater malfunction in my QT which I didn’t catch for a week and the water was at 55of in between weekly water changes. It lost all its flesh and turned completely white in a matter of another week
I put it in my display anyway. Kinda hidden away but just sitting in the sand. 2 1/2 years later, I now have 37 fungia plates of various sizes, spawning off the original ‘dead’ skeleton
don’t throw out your dead corals, people.
They may not have been dead but tissue completely stripped off.Were they just bleached or actually dead, with bare skeleton without skin? 4 weeks seems super fast for a whole colony to be recovered, especially if there was no visible life left
But maybe you just got some super-corals lol
100% tissue loss but they could still be alive; thus the fast bounce back.Were they just bleached or actually dead, with bare skeleton without skin? 4 weeks seems super fast for a whole colony to be recovered, especially if there was no visible life left
But maybe you just got some super-corals lol
Skimmate locker and float switch on the skimmer lid to cut operation just in case of cup overflow if an issue arises with the skimmate locker..... like you leave the shutoff valve on the cup tube closed so the skimmate can’t make it to the locker yep.... been there and done it!My disaster was with the skimmer as well. I was removing the cup, and I dropped it. All the filth went straiht into the main tank. The fish died immediately, except for the clown. Those fish are tough.
Skimmers scare me. The same skimmer decided to overflow. Luckily my wife had just left for work, and I arrived home shortly after to the ozone smell. The water ran down the cord, and fried my power bar, burnt to a crisp. Could have lost the house.
Lesson GFIs do NOT prevent this. An Arc protector will. You can add it to select circuits or the entire home. Also Drip legs on power cords, and bar mounted higher. Lesson learned
So I have a huge concern putting a in sump skimmer in my sump on my new tank. Any suggestions?
Appreciate the reply. Are these commercially available?Skimmate locker and float switch on the skimmer lid to cut operation just in case of cup overflow if an issue arises with the skimmate locker..... like you leave the shutoff valve on the cup tube closed so the skimmate can’t make it to the locker yep.... been there and done it!
Several places make them and diy options galore if you have a controller. I have one made by @AVAST Marine and been extremely happy with it. One of those pieces of equipment you don’t know how you ever did without it once you have one. Many places sell the magnetic floats for mounting in the skimmer lid or a diy skimmate locker.Appreciate the reply. Are these commercially available?
so, where did the 150 gallons of water go? all over the room? also, I'm intrigued by the coral coming back to life this dramatically story.. what did you use to make this 'comeback' as seen above..So you’re telling me that in four weeks, the coral on the left..
- was completely dead and covered in algae
- healed and regrew all of its tissue
- got moved (obviously a different location based on pics you provided)
- grew even more skeleton, encrusted it’s new location
.. and became the coral on the right?
I hate to be that guy but I don’t buy that for a millisecond.
If you were able to accomplish that and prove it, you could sell your tank water as healing salve for acropora, or sell books about your husbandry. if you could prove it, I would buy both. But for the record, I don’t believe this story - or at least the story about this particular coral - at all.
Pure gorgeousness.Wow....so sorry! This hobby has a lot of highs and lows that's for sure! Thanks for sharing though. Now I will definitely hold off on throwing out a SPS that looks rough.
Years ago I bought two Red Goni frags with blue centers. I had them glued on the same rock, and for a year they were growing nicely. Then one day they didn't extend their polyps. They sat closed for almost 3 weeks. So I was going to give up so I put it in my sump. My husband who isn't into saltwater like me....yeah I know...lol...I am the wife that wanted a hobby....he was like OMG....and he took it our and put it back in the tank. A week later out came the polyps. That was 6 years ago, and it is huge and still in my tank. Here's a pic from a while back.
I sm tracking another piece as well.Ive heard claims like this in the past, but no one has ever had the "before" picture to go along with the recovered coral. Amazing!
I certainly feel your pain.wow what a loss forty something fish.
20 years ago I gave my 155 gallon tank away after losing everything from my tank crashing and got out of the hobby.
I just got back in and setup my 400 gallon in september and have been taking it real slow and trying to be careful.
I added a new tang and about 5 corals two weeks ago and was rushing around, I went to change my filter socks in the sump (which is in a different room in basement) and inadvertently knocked the heater probe in sump out of the water,
The probe was reading basement air temp which was 65 degrees. The next day the main 400 gallon tank was 92 degrees.
Lost most of my corals, which wasnt much. about 10 corals, The zoas, rose bubble anemone and two mushrooms lived
Lost 4 shrimp, Kole Tang, Coral Beauty, all my other fish made it.
I was devastated from my stupidity from rushing around.
43 fish and everything else? OMG I would have died,