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Nick_Northern
07/30/2017, 03:17 PM
Hi all, can anyone tell me what might be going on with my sarcophyton, the last few days polyps have been mostly retracted and it has a lot of small circular white blotches growing on it. None of my other leathers are showing any symptoms.

Thanks

Nick

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bull shark
07/30/2017, 04:06 PM
Likely shedding. Does it look shiny?

Nick_Northern
07/30/2017, 04:26 PM
Likely shedding. Does it look shiny?
No its not shiny, doesn't look like it usually does when shedding but it could be. I'm wondering if my nitrates are a bit low for it? they are sitting at around 1ppm, weird that none of my other softies seem bothered though

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garygonzales
07/30/2017, 06:22 PM
normal thats what they do....

bull shark
07/30/2017, 06:25 PM
How long has it been in the tank at that location? Any changes in flow, filtration, lighting, parameters?

Nick_Northern
07/31/2017, 04:39 AM
How long has it been in the tank at that location? Any changes in flow, filtration, lighting, parameters?
Its been in its current location for around 6 weeks, no other light or flow changes since then. I did drop steadily drop my nitrates to around 1ppm which has killed off my chaeto, wonder if the drop is also affecting the leather. I got the coral as a tiny frag around 7 months ago and never seen it look like this.

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Nick_Northern
07/31/2017, 04:43 AM
It is starting to go a bit shiny so maybe shedding, never seen the white bits before though, almost look like eggs


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ComforablyNumb
07/31/2017, 06:39 AM
That does not look usual. Leathers can be weird, but I haven't seen one look like that before.

Keep an eye on it..if those white spots continue to grow and look like fungus patches, keep a VERY close eye on it.

Nick_Northern
08/01/2017, 05:24 AM
That does not look usual. Leathers can be weird, but I haven't seen one look like that before.

Keep an eye on it..if those white spots continue to grow and look like fungus patches, keep a VERY close eye on it.

Thanks will do, It definately doesn't look right. I realised one thing I did in the same timeframe was add polyfilter to my sump, maybe this took something out of the water that the sarco was relying on. I have removed the polyfilter and will do a wc, hopefully that will perk it back up