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Unread 07/11/2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Did I buy a dead brain?

Someone in another thread said that my open brain looks really dead. After looking at some others I'd have to agree. I just bought it a couple days ago and it looks the same as it did. Did I get ripped off?

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Unread 07/11/2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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its an LPS not sps so you are in the wrong forum, but it isn't dead all the way, for the most part a lot of tissue is missing, however it is possible for whats left to make a come back, will just take time if your system is in check.


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Unread 07/11/2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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It certainly isn't opened and healthy at the moment, but I still see some flesh in the center. I hope you got a good deal on it!


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Unread 07/11/2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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ripped off


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Unread 07/11/2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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Did you buy it looking that that?Where did you get it?



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Unread 07/11/2010, 06:49 PM   #6
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it was only ten dollars. I got it at what I thought was one of my best LFS. I definitely thought this was an sps. We may be able to return it. Should we try?


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Unread 07/11/2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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I spent $35 and $40 for my open brains. So $10 might be worth the gamble. It is up to you. It is in rough shape not only is there a lot of necrosis of tissue it also looks bleached. Is it looking better every day or worse?


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Unread 07/11/2010, 07:27 PM   #8
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i only got it friday night....it looks about the same


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Unread 07/11/2010, 07:39 PM   #9
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Hopefully you will see it inflate more and get some more color soon. If you ever see it's feeders out, usually late at night after lights out, It might help to target feed.
Keep us posted and good luck.


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Unread 07/11/2010, 07:49 PM   #10
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Its a shame . . . at some of the LFS I see corals like that all the time. Problem is when someone who is new comes in and shows interest in it, they will 9 times out of 10 sell it to them. At least you got a good price on it, so maybe the LFS knew about the problem and offered it at the deal of a price. However, they should have told you it would take a lot of work to get it to come back.

Good luck with it. As others have said, there is still flesh on it. If you have good parameters in your tank, it just might make it.


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Unread 07/11/2010, 07:50 PM   #11
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I don't know what the rest of you are seeing but it looks dead as a door nail to me.


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Unread 07/11/2010, 08:00 PM   #12
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I don't know what the rest of you are seeing but it looks dead as a door nail to me.
The outer edges are pure skeleton, hence the spiny appearance, whereas the middle part of it is more curved, almost smooth in appearance; the smooth is flesh.


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Unread 07/11/2010, 08:47 PM   #13
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it's gotten a bit more white since we bought it....calling to see if they'll take it back tomorrow


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Unread 07/11/2010, 09:02 PM   #14
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Maybe it is for the better! Do your research and becareful of those impulse buys.

This book might be a good investment for you. You can bring it with you when you are looking for stuff at your LFS.It helped me a lot in the beginning. You might be able to find it cheaper some where else.

http://www.aquabuys.com/p/bk_marine_inverts.html


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Unread 07/11/2010, 09:41 PM   #15
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cool thanks!


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Unread 07/11/2010, 10:16 PM   #16
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Hope you can get your money back but if you cant it's only $10. In the future I wouldn't buy any coral in bad shape like this one if you don't know how to care for it.


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Unread 07/11/2010, 10:19 PM   #17
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I didn't know it was in bad shape, that's the problem


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Unread 07/11/2010, 10:30 PM   #18
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You need to go back to that LFS and start slapping people. It's pretty ridiculous they wouldn't mention how bad a shape it is in. They may have assumed you knew but I would think it's their responsibility to make sure you understood what you were buying.

Alright maybe don't slap anyone but you should voice your displeasure with them, even if it was only $10.


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Unread 07/11/2010, 11:42 PM   #19
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I would slap them lol


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Unread 07/12/2010, 05:22 AM   #20
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Put it in a low light and low flow area of the tank and cross your fingers. It's along shot, but it might pull through. And, if the LFS didn't tell you how bad off this thing was, I'd find another LFS... Good luck!


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Unread 07/12/2010, 06:05 AM   #21
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Unread 07/12/2010, 06:35 AM   #22
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^^my bad, thought it was an sps

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/trachyphlliidae.htm

and yeah I'm calling to see if they'll take it back


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Unread 07/12/2010, 06:55 AM   #23
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What type of lighting do you have? Sps's need more intense light than most corals.


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Unread 07/12/2010, 09:57 AM   #24
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So it is an SPS then? I have a 48 watt T5 light. It's a ten gallon tank. That rock sits up pretty high in the water, almost to the very top. Calling in a bit to tell the LFS what's up


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Unread 07/12/2010, 12:29 PM   #25
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no it is not an sps,it is an lps


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