Fluff, you know I'm not a n00b, and my tank is going on 9 months old. That doesn't make me a veteran by any means, but I understand water quality quite well.
AFAIK, my tanks conditions are excellent. I religiously perform PWC
, and all critical params have been stable for over 6 months.
I've had these shrooms
for 5 months or so, and they've excelled up until the last 2 weeks (when I switched to Reef Crystals salt). Otherwise, no changes, aside from steady *improvement* in water quality.
I have zoos, xenias, a condy, a BTA, galaxea, 5 GSP colonies, (in addition to the fish) all doing very, very well, and all growing.
I don't see any evidence of the jelly stuff on the frogspawn, but I still dipped it in the lugols iodine treatment as per instructions. I also dipped the rock the shrooms
were on (where some jelly stuff still remained). The jelly appears to be isolated to that rock, and its been treated.
I believe, honestly, that I didn't lose anything aside from 1 mushroom. I've since found 4 of them scattered in other parts of the tank. Something (the jelly?) was irritating them and they moved.
I'm still pointing my finger at the salt mix change. That's the biggest suspect right now.