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Old 01-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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are frog spawns hard to care for

on live aquaria it says it requires iodine and other trace elements, and im only using ro/di water with salt from petsmart

and i only have 2x24 watt t5ho nova extreme in a 20 long, would it die? grow slowly? should i not even try if i dont plan on adding trace elements manually

right now i only have easy corals but i like the idea of having a clownfish host this(dont have clown yet).

i have a silver tip xenia, has a clown ever hosted that? its very soft lol
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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on live aquaria it says it requires iodine and other trace elements, and im only using ro/di water with salt from petsmart

and i only have 2x24 watt t5ho nova extreme in a 20 long, would it die? grow slowly? should i not even try if i dont plan on adding trace elements manually

right now i only have easy corals but i like the idea of having a clownfish host this(dont have clown yet).

i have a silver tip xenia, has a clown ever hosted that? its very soft lol
Im weary of a frogspawn under 48w of light. I have one in my 29g but he's under 96watts n he does just fine. Not sure if 48w is enough tho, maybe someone else will chime in.

Clowns host whatever they wanna host BUT not all clowns WILL host. I've owned 2 clowns for almost 6 months now and my female just started hosting my flowerpot coral. So yeah id say it's a possibility with the Xenia, just not a definite.

Oh and as long as your water parameters are good(calc, mag, alk) you shouldn't have to add trace elements. Plenty of trace elements in doing just a pwc.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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My clown hosts my bubble coral - it's not always going to host and keep in mind too the clowns that are tank bred never even know about the relationship with an anenome or any other coral - A lof of corals can be damaged from the hosting of a clown as well so sometimes it's a good idea to move corals from spot to spot so the clown does not get attached very easily. Something as delicate as xenia - I wouldnt want my clown killing.
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alright cool, keep in mind the tank is only 12 inches high its a 20 long. I can place the coral at the top rock to give it better light. I dont only want it for the clownfish, i always wanted one i think they make every tank look better

i do about a 2.5-3 gallon water change every week ro/di water
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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are bubble corals easy to care for? the guy at my store said they are easy, but i am not sure

bubble coral, hairy mushroom, and frogspawn are on my lists of wanted. Bubble coral would be number one if i had better lights, the one at the store looks almost neon glowing, but i know with mine it wouldnt have that same shade of green :-(
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It needs mainly calcium and alk, so magnesium should be high as well. Those are basic reef keeping elements and probably the only ones that you should care about for LPS/SPS. I consider frogspawn as a beginner coral. Clowns might host the frogspawn.
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It needs mainly calcium and alk, so magnesium should be high as well. Those are basic reef keeping elements and probably the only ones that you should care about for LPS/SPS. I consider frogspawn as a beginner coral. Clowns might host the frogspawn.
+1 I guess they are considered "beginner" after all, it was one of the first corals I bought I wanted my clown to host the frogspawn but no such luck.
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My bubble is easy to care for. The lighting Id recommend at least a 4 bulb t5 unit with low flow. When he gets more flow he doesn't open up all the way. Mines pinkish


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your bubble coral looks good, but not green at all, was the green due to the lighting my store had? it looked like something you would see at a rave, neon green lol, almost glowing

also, what is the difference between a torch and frogspawn, i think i may have mixed them up..
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #10
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Thank you. Bubble corals come white pink or green. It may of also been the lighting at the fish store that maybe deceiving.

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Sorry for the bad pics of the frogspawn. Never let it fully open yet before I took some shots. Plus I moved it around a bunch of times

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