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Old 02-28-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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frog spawn bleaching

so i got a medium size frogspawn a few weeks ago for 25 bucks, it was perfect. It looks bleached now and more transparent, but its grown like 3x the size in this short amount of time

am i able to spot feed it? i think its fine because it hasnt gotten worse, and the tentacles are huge n longer than when i first got it, but i thought it looked much better before the bleaching because the green was almost neon green. Now its a light grass color green

i only have t5's, but i have a 12 inch height and its towards the top er medium
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:15 AM   #2
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Try dropping it back to the sand bed, If it seems good there id leave it down there.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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that was my original plan but i cant get the frogspawn to go anywhere because of the way his stem is

basically its like a short stem and a huge frogspawn, making it hard to balance any where. I literally sandwhiched it between 2 rocks, i like the spot too, although i would prefer it to be in the sand

also, i cant really have any corals in the sand because i have lots of sand sifters
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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Try spot feeding a bit, if all parameters are good it would have to be lighting as the base of your problem, what lights are you running?
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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Oh t5's


How many? And the tank is 12"?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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If it is not showing signs of tissue receding and is bleaching then probably too much light. Based on you description however it sounds like you don't have enough blue light(~440-460nm). That could cause the coral to be less green.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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And spot feeding won't help color.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:03 AM   #8
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A couple indicators of not enough light are colours going more muted and brown and extended tentacles. My frogspawn about 14-16" below 4xT5 has nice colour but the heads on the lower part have much longer tentacles than the head on the top. That is so they can gather more light.
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