Dealing with RTN and STN

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Dealing with RTN and STN

Postby random » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:49 am

Will the kind experienced SPS keepers share how you deal with RTN and STN specially in Acros?

Thanks. Much appreciate your inputs.
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Postby obet_carlos » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:42 pm

what is RTN and STN?:D
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Postby phantom » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:05 pm

STN = Slow Tissue Necrosis
RTN = Rapid Tissue Necrosis


RTN/STN is usually caused by a stressed acro.
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Postby jon v » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:07 am

stn, i'd usually leave the coral as is.... give it sometime to settle down and acclimatize properly....

rtn, i'd frag the coral into managable sizes and as many as i can; rtn is fast and may kill the whole colony in a matter of hours... then stick the frags w cement right away to rocks/plugs, making sure that at least you cover abt 3-5mm of the base where u fragged. i dont have any scientific explanations to this method but it was knowledge handed down to me by my gurus and it worked well most of the time...
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Postby wgtan » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:12 pm

jon v wrote:stn, i'd usually leave the coral as is.... give it sometime to settle down and acclimatize properly....

rtn, i'd frag the coral into managable sizes and as many as i can; rtn is fast and may kill the whole colony in a matter of hours... then stick the frags w cement right away to rocks/plugs, making sure that at least you cover abt 3-5mm of the base where u fragged. i dont have any scientific explanations to this method but it was knowledge handed down to me by my gurus and it worked well most of the time...


this works for me also. thanks Jon!
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