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    For what its worth, my experience has been that birdsnest have a very low tolerance for parameter changes. Though they are considered easy to keep as once settled, they grow like weeds in almost any condition, the abrupt change in any condition can send them over the edge.

    My guess is your trimming of the chaeto could have abruptly changed your nutrient levels and caused an RTN event that caused it to wither away so quickly.

    I have a tank full of acros and I only kept one birdsnest in the whole tank. Any abrupt changes would send it into a frenzy but all the acros didn't bat an eyelash.

    Fortunately it grows like a weed so trim any live pieces like what you did and let it grow out again. Here was mine before I removed it from the system.


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    My bird-nest did the same thing. Grew like and was really big. Then all of a sudden one day died in 24 hours. The pieces fraged grew like crazy.


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    Thanks for all the feedback everyone
    My money's on the chaeto trimming also ...
    On The upside its one of my fastest growing corals...

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    Well frags didn't make it so it seems to be at total loss

    If anyone has a ORA green Birds nest for sale plz pm

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    I am going to ask a stupid question... So are corals "plants" or "animals?" The soft corals I would lean towards animals the hard coral makes me wonder about a plant? And don't tell me about them eating there are plants out there that eat too! some even small mice.

    I hope I don't get laughed off of here on this. The reason I am asking is plants will have a life cycle annuals only live a year bi-annuals 2 years, perennials live longer but sooner or later really die and new babies take their place. Of course you also have those plants that you get away with living longer because of your weather, growing conditions, keeping the blossoms cut off, etc. You can also save a plant from "death" by taking cuttings and making new starts before the plant will die just like corals. Like the blooming fuchsia.

    Yea I know I probably should have just googled this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjon3321 View Post
    Well frags didn't make it so it seems to be at total loss

    If anyone has a ORA green Birds nest for sale plz pm

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    So sorry they didn't make it....

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    I watched a documentary called ..The Great Barriar Reef... very good doc and it explains many questions about reefs and corals a lot better than I can

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjon3321 View Post
    I watched a documentary called ..The Great Barriar Reef... very good doc and it explains many questions about reefs and corals a lot better than I can

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    I guess I need to rewatch it. Maybe I was too busy looking at all the pretty stuff before the dying stuff. Don't recall it explaining that but I have been so stressed out my brain doesn't always remember

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    wrong one I didn't watch that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjon3321 View Post
    I watched a documentary called ..The Great Barriar Reef... very good doc and it explains many questions about reefs and corals a lot better than I can

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    Not sure if I found the same documentary but it explained it right off. Tiny colonies of little animals. I thought they had to be animals but I kept wondering with some of their characteristics. Lots of documentaries on you tube. Amazing and here I was looking on Nexflix. I should have known!

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