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PostSubject: Coral Slime   Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:36 pm

Now this topic is in the disease and disorders section as most of these posts will be of a coral exuding its slime in a defensive manner but in reality this is really a protective mechanism not a malady, although it can be a good indicator of problems.In this first set of pictures the slime coating coming off is from a sudden change in the water from a regular cleaning.The added water was not similar enough to the tanks existing parameters and there is a huge load of corals so it almost causes a domino effect when each coral expelled mucus one after another.

You can consider this thread a Slimer Gallery Embarassed

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some frags cuttin it loose...

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The euphylias were really nasty.
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PostSubject: Re: Coral Slime   Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:45 pm

Can't forget the hammer and frogspwan.
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Now in the situation that you have this happen you can provide fresh carbon and wet skimming to extract what you can from the water column.In my instance it caused little to no harm just a little stress but if the cause of slime production is not realized and fixed it can cause a bit of a crash or at the very least leave your corals in a stressed and weakened state.
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PostSubject: Re: Coral Slime   Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:34 am

Check out all this slime that came out of a fragging session cutting favias and fungias.
" />Look at all that slime OOOzing off the little table.
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PostSubject: Re: Coral Slime   Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:53 am

Here we have the paly slime, some of these will really slough off a huge amount of toxic goo. Get that skimmer working and some carbon after fragging alot of these.
[img][/img]This is before cutting just from lifting it out of the tank,YUCK!
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PostSubject: Re: Coral Slime   Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:13 am

Mmmmm...Maybe you could market some of that as an all natural health care product. I have a few palys that really gunk it up when I try and cut em.
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