Polyp Extension and Emotional Well-being

Discussion in 'General SPS Discussion' started by jessezm, Sep 6, 2018.

?
  1. Yes

    130 vote(s)
    61.3%
  2. No

    82 vote(s)
    38.7%
  1. jessezm

    jessezm Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Downtown Atlanta
    *Asking for a friend*

    When his acros have good PE and look healthy, he feels happy. When they don't, he feels anxious and depressed. Is this as sign of an unhealthy co-dependency, or just a sign he should spend more time, money, and energy taking care of his corals? Again, just asking for a friend...
     
    Tags:

  2. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    11,019
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Unless *his* corals are having tissue necrosis or discoloration, *he* really shouldn't get all that anxious. Daytime PE is just something that happens from time to time in my experience since my acros only have PE at night anyways, so it really doesn't bother me unless I can see them having issues or struggling.
     
  3. jessezm

    jessezm Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Downtown Atlanta
    He did have a recent loss of a few colonies with some STN and some RTN, causing a more severe mood swing I am told. However other colonies are looking good. I think he's just a little on edge, lately...
     
  4. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    11,019
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    I would just tell him to try to maintain consistency with his parameters, and make sure there are no rapid changes, if any.

    If a coral is going through RTN, try to salvage some as frags and place them on plugs after dipping them. I've saved a few corals by doing that in the past so it's not a total loss.
     
    cracker, Crabs McJones and jessezm like this.
  5. Velcro

    Velcro Valuable Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    2,527
    Location:
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I think your friend might be my spirit animal
     
  6. acro-ed

    acro-ed Active Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Ocala Reef Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    496
    Location:
    Ocala, FL
    Hah. When I leave to go to work I can almost channel whether I'm going to have a good day based on checking over the tank and evaluating the PE before I leave. lol. This morning was next level awesome PE and my day is going really well so far... coincidence? I think not.

    -Ed
     
    Az reefer and Dennis McGrath like this.
  7. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    23,928
    Likes Received:
    20,992
    Location:
    Ontario, California
    LOL Hi I'm Daniel. And I'm codependent with my reef tank. :D
     
  8. jessezm

    jessezm Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Downtown Atlanta
    Everybody now: Hiiiiiiiii Daniel!
     
    Dennis McGrath and mdbannister like this.
  9. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    23,928
    Likes Received:
    20,992
    Location:
    Ontario, California
    Added a poll to the top ;Happy
     
    jessezm likes this.
  10. Rakie

    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2017
    Messages:
    4,495
    Likes Received:
    10,594
    Location:
    Southern California
    Mine have what people tell me is "extreme PE" at all times. Day, night, doesn't matter. I give them as much flow as humanly possible, pushing 6500gph in a 50 cube, and probably adding another 1500-2000gph soon.
     
  11. ScooterV

    ScooterV Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    1,422
    Location:
    Pensacola, FL
    Would severe separation anxiety while on vacation be a symptom of that?
     
  12. acro-ed

    acro-ed Active Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Ocala Reef Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    496
    Location:
    Ocala, FL
    Yes. I had to get an HD webcam with pan/tilt/zoom to cope.
     
    sfin52 likes this.
  13. cracker

    cracker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2014
    Messages:
    6,206
    Likes Received:
    11,750
    Location:
    north east Fl
    Hi , I'm Brian & I'm addicted to my aquariums. If one looks bad I stress. I find myself talking to my tanks. I'll have verbal conversations with the skimmer. I idealize this isn't the best place if I'm wanting to kick this expensive habit ,but Hey Ok I said it , in support of Danial . I feel better now ! :)
     
  14. daelie

    daelie Active Member Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    357
    Location:
    Working probaby
    Whoa! What powerheads are you running in that tank?
     
  15. Kremis

    Kremis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2017
    Messages:
    792
    Likes Received:
    742
    Location:
    San Mateo, California
    yea i am kinda, if i walk by my tank and all of my zoas are closed and my SPS are all STNing, that would stress me out a lot and put me in a bad/sad mood for the next week or so lol
     
  16. BoomCorals

    BoomCorals www.boomcorals.com R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    4,512
    Likes Received:
    6,822
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Acropolar disorder. Very common.

    >.>
     
    JeannieS, Mattrg02, xiaoxiy and 7 others like this.
  17. Scorpius

    Scorpius Valuable Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2017
    Messages:
    2,156
    Likes Received:
    2,003
    Location:
    Indiana
    If Acropora ain't happy ain't nobody gonna be happy and gonna be full panic till I figure out what in the heck is wrong.

    Just look at the last line in my signature....
     
  18. CindyKz

    CindyKz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    925
    Seriously!!!!!!! OMG too funny.

    I have one tank doing well and one doing not-so-well. I don't know how I feel....
     
    BoomCorals likes this.
  19. P-Dub

    P-Dub Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    2,540
    Location:
    Western Pacific
    If I'm ever worried, my solace is a late night scotch with a flashlight and my tank. Sometimes it hurts that the corals don't put on that same show during the daytime. I forgive them though... only after I have forgiven myself...
     
  20. xiaoxiy

    xiaoxiy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    108
    As a psychiatrist, I’m going to advocate for this diagnosis to be included in the DSM-6. I also suffer from this disorder as well.
     
    BoomCorals and sfin52 like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...