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Old 05-22-2008, 03:14 PM   #11
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No I haven't. However, I was dosing the recommended dosage of 2 part little fishes C balance. Doubt this would affect it though. The frogspawn itself is really new, within the last week/week and a half.

Where do I get lugols? or do you make it. nevermind ill google it.


edit - i added a protein skimmer but that can only be a good thing i think.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:16 PM   #12
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Lugol's can be purchased at lfs' or any online retailer. Depending on what and how you dosed, too much of a concentration can stress corals greatly.
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...However, I was dosing the recommended dosage of 2 part little fishes C balance. ...
Have you tested your alkalinity and calcium levels? I don't think this has anything to do with your coral, but it's good to test for whatever you're adding.

Just going by the bottle recommendations on additives can sometimes lead you down a wrong path. Depending on your tank parameters, and where you want your ca/alk levels to be, you may need to dose more or less. And the only way to know that is to test.

If you have a QT setup, I'd break that head off the main group and put it in there. Either way, I'd get it out of the tank because, well... it's just so easy to do with those.
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yes i tested it was low, i added at first just calcium and then the 2 part to hold the balance. i stopped dosing and am doing water change as it was up sufficiently enough. i dont have QT, even though i know i should.

how low below the polyps should i cut the head. i am really scared to do it honestly, and i dont even have a dremel tool.
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You can use large shears or simply snap (usually not very thick) the skeletal midway or by the base. Snapping the skeletal does not affect the tissue.
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I did just as James said and snapped it off by hand. It was not hard.
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okay ill examine when i get home and see what happened. If it looks better, this does not mean that it will not come back, correct?

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No problem. We are here to help each other. Here are some pics of my torch coral when it had it and what it looks like now. I had to break off two heads.

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wow that was some bad slime on there. it makes the problem with mine look paltry. looks beautiful now though, so i feel alot better. im sure you all know that sick feeling you get when something is amiss in your tanks. ill keep yall posted on what i find when i get home
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