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Old 09-24-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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Frogspawn won't come out!

1. Type & how long you have had it: Frogspawn 3 days
2. Current lighting & Bulb Age: SolarmaxH.O. T5 2 bulb 48" (54W X 2)
3. Nitrate: ~10
4. Calcium: Not sure
5. Phosphate: Not Sure
6. Alkalinity: Not Sure
7. pH: 7.8
8. Salinity: 1.022
9. Temperature: 77.5
10. Liquid or strip test kits: Liquid
11. Location in tank: Near the top (55 gallon)
12. Current amount of flow: Not sure
13. Current tank dosing regimen:
14. Nearby coral: Rose bubble anemone (about 5 inches away)
15. Explanation of problem: At the LFS I purchased this because of its long beautiful "tenticals" now like most plants it retracted into its self however now it only comes out less than a half an inch. I'm new to corals so if anyone could help me at all I would really appreciate it!
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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salinity is low. it should be .025-.026 for a reef.
you should also know your calcium and alk levels if you plan to keep corals.
flow is also important. the tentacles need to be moving. they don't necessarily need high flow however. medium is a good word. more surface agitation (add extra power heads) will also raise the ph to desired levels.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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Ur salinity and pH are too low. Be careful not to raise it too fast now either.
Mine likes med flow + medium light, salinity is 1.025 and pH 8.2ish
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Ph is not too bad as long as it's stable from my research. My ph is constantly 7.9 and all my corals are doing really well including a branching frogspawn that has grown 6 new heads in about 5 months. I'd rather it a bit low than having to dose and have it go up and down all the time.
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