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Old 04-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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Stock lighting of a 14 gallon biocube and the tank is 6 months old with 1 fire fish goby, 2 clowns, 1 fire shrimp, 1 emerald, 15 pounds of live rock and a clean up crew, yes it's cycled.

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Frogspawn RIP (my very first coral)
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #12
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Sorry about the frogspawn. I had the same thing happen to a long tenticle plate coral. Never did figure out what happened. Keep your parameters in check and hopefully wont happen again.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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Stock lighting of a 14 gallon biocube and the tank is 6 months old with 1 fire fish goby, 2 clowns, 1 fire shrimp, 1 emerald, 15 pounds of live rock and a clean up crew, yes it's cycled.

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I'm pretty sure the stock lighting in biocubes are CF's and not T5s. Maybe other owners of biocubes can comment, but I don' think that's enough light for a frogspawn; let alone one on the bottom of the tank.
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I dont think the lighting was the issue.. Forgspawns need low light and i dont think his would have been totally inverted if it needed light, you think? It seems like a salinity thing, have you tested it again?
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I have a biocube and yeah, it's stock cf bulbs. I have seen many people keep LPS in their cube with no issues. I'd be more concerned with the salinity, temperature and the parameters that you don't check. Also, there is most likely no reason to be dosing your tank with anything, even calcium. If you are doing your water changes weekly with a good quality salt mix then the corals are getting all they need. If you can, I would suggest getting a test kit for: alkalinity, magnesium and phosphates. I assume you already have calcium, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ph kits.
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I dont think the lighting was the issue.. Forgspawns need low light and i dont think his would have been totally inverted if it needed light, you think? It seems like a salinity thing, have you tested it again?
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Adding calcium to a tank without knowing the other parameters is a recipe for a plethora of coral skeletons! Calcium is just one small part of the big picture.
Here is a lot of good reading you may want to skim through before you add any more calcium-
Reef Aquarium Water Chemistry

As for adding chemicals, everything you need is already in your reef grade salt mix. Just do your weekly water changes you're already on your way to a healthy tank.


Frogspawns are not low light. I have one doing very well about 12" from my fixture. It's all a matter of acclimating. I doubt this had anything to do with light.
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I have a biocube and yeah, it's stock cf bulbs. I have seen many people keep LPS in their cube with no issues. I'd be more concerned with the salinity, temperature and the parameters that you don't check. Also, there is most likely no reason to be dosing your tank with anything, even calcium. If you are doing your water changes weekly with a good quality salt mix then the corals are getting all they need. If you can, I would suggest getting a test kit for: alkalinity, magnesium and phosphates. I assume you already have calcium, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ph kits.
I will get the rest of the test kit, thermometer, and no more dosing of calcium with weekly water changes, Carey nailed this one, thank you.
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