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Old 04-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Please identify what is causing this w/ my frogspawn

The center of a couple heads are puffed out...

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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First off, does the coral open during the day normally? I suspect it's just pooping, my torch does that every now and then. One or two heads close and the mouths expand then a few hours later its back to normal. If you watch close while this is happening you can actually see a brown ooze being ejected.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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First off, does the coral open during the day normally? I suspect it's just pooping, my torch does that every now and then. One or two heads close and the mouths expand then a few hours later its back to normal. If you watch close while this is happening you can actually see a brown ooze being ejected.
Not really, it has been like that now for 4-5 days.
Recently changed my t5 bulbs and not only added an additional blue white but was told the 3 1/2 hours of running the blue/white with the actinics wasn't enough I bumped it up to 6 hours.

I'm wondering if that stressed it out.
I'm going to back off on the light.
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If its used to getting bright light for three hours you will need to acclimate it to more. Cut it back to the original timeframe then once the coral is back to normal start ramping it back up. I would add an hour every week till you get up to an 8 hour lighting period. If the coral reacts poorly to an increase bump it down and give it another week before you add the hour back.
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If its used to getting bright light for three hours you will need to acclimate it to more. Cut it back to the original timeframe then once the coral is back to normal start ramping it back up. I would add an hour every week till you get up to an 8 hour lighting period. If the coral reacts poorly to an increase bump it down and give it another week before you add the hour back.
What about the strength of the light.
In a 6 bulb t5 I went from
4 actinics, a pink and a blue/white

To

3 actinics, a Fiji purple and 2 blue/whites

Should I replace one of the blue/white with an actinic for a while being the Fiji has usable light.
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I wouldn't revert back to your old lights, just cut the timeframe back and gradually increase it.
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I wouldn't revert back to your old lights, just cut the timeframe back and gradually increase it.
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No problemo, if it doesn't work out we are always here to offer other suggestions.
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