Almost lost my leather

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With all that is going on at the moment and being at home with lockdown /furlough , decided to start doing things around the house ,
Kept busy but got complacent with me tank ,
As you will see by the pics ,
I started using benepets benereef food , water changes , and basically went into panic mode .but I've managed to save it and got away with it this time , lucky 🍀.
This post is to remind you all to make sure you take care of your tanks .
It's not fully recovered yet but I'm hoping it will survive and make a full recovery.
Even those of us with experience make mistakes , I could have said nothing but thought I'd post it to remind everyone how easy it can be to lose something with a little bit of neglect ,
Dave
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Reply #1

Last two pictures were taken today and as you can see showing good early signs of recovery ,
Dave
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Hi guys,
With all that is going on at the moment and being at home with lockdown /furlough , decided to start doing things around the house ,
Kept busy but got complacent with me tank ,
As you will see by the pics ,
I started using benepets benereef food , water changes , and basically went into panic mode .but I've managed to save it and got away with it this time , lucky 🍀.
This post is to remind you all to make sure you take care of your tanks .
It's not fully recovered yet but I'm hoping it will survive and make a full recovery.
Even those of us with experience make mistakes , I could have said nothing but thought I'd post it to remind everyone how easy it can be to lose something with a little bit of neglect ,
Dave
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I don't understand what made you go into panic mode?

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Reply #3

Figure of speech,
Didn't want to lose it ,
The fact that there wasn't any feelers for three days and it was starting to turn white
My tank PH was quite low , I wasn't sure if it was moulting ,a few things went through my head what it could be ,
Anyway,
This is it just now so all seems ok , think it was shredding,
Dave
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Reply #4

How low was the pH?

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Reply #5

I've done parameter check and after dosing with a ph  buffer all back to normal how it should be ,
I was more making a statement to everyone that keeping busy is good but don't forget to keep an eye on you're tanks,
Dave
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Reply #6

PH went down to 7.5,
It's not massively low but when it's allways constantly been kept at around 8.4 it's a bit low ,
Dave
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Reply #7

The 1 st picture where it's bare was taken 10 days ago ,
Dave
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Reply #8

To make things clearer ,
Noticed bald on the 2nd may,    ph reading 7.5
Did 20% water change waited overnight.still bare and pale .
No change for a bout 3-4 days still bald and showing signs of turning white in places,
Started buffing ph slowly and adding a bit of benepets coral food ,
Kept checking water parameters.
And here we are now
Seems to be growing back slowly.
Dave
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Reply #9

Considering it looked like this before hand that's why had cause for concern,
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Reply #10

Nice one  Dave. Good recovery.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

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Well happy with the recovery of my leather ,
I took this just now ,
Dave
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Reply #12

Today's Latest picture , it's growing back really well now and as usual Doug had to get in on the photo (such a tart )  lol lol lol
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Reply #13

Well,well,well, I'm well happy ,
Here's picture taken today of how well my leather has come along since almost losing it .
Dave
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Reply #14

The first picture I took wasn't very good quality so retook it .
Dave
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