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Old 09-19-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Toadstool! Please help, first time Coral guy here!

Ok,

Temp 78 to 80 degrees
Ammonia 0
Nitrates 0
Nitrites 0
PH 8.5ish range!

Lighting

Odyssea 60in 4 lamp T5 system. Two 10,000K white and two Actinic Blue lights.

Everything is checking out in my tank as fine!

I got my Toadstool a few days ago and dripped acclimated. It was all white and all the little tentacles where out and flowing in the current. It was like that for a day and than it got knocked down. It was still out and flowing but I moved it back. It has now turned greenish and no tentacles. :-(

My polyps look great still! They even dropped from their original place and they still are opening and closing at night. I had to move them in-between some rocks to get them stable. Today I went out and got some coal putty and I placed the Toadstool in its permanent location! I am hoping now that it's out from in-between the rocks it will do better now.

ANY help would be appreciated! I know they can close up for weeks when stressed, but I didn't expect it to turn greenish. I am hoping that this coal works out because I would like to put some more polyps (red) and a Frog Spawn. I do have a 48in two lamp light system, and I was thinking of putting two 10,000k white bulbs in to add some lighting! What do you guys think???
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
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Are u using RODI water? Phosphates? How old is the tank?


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What's your alk? How long has it been since it was knocked over? It looks ok just no Polyp extension. I'd just give it a couple days, they're pretty resilient


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I make my own RO/DI water! My TDS is 0 right now. My tank is 5 months old, but all of the rock and sand has been in a tank for close to two years. I started out with 55 pounds of live rock and 60 pounds of live sand in a 29 gallon, moved it to a 55 and added more rock and sand. ALL of my fish besides a few deaths for jumping out has been in my tank for at least a year!

But my 120 gallon tank that the coral is in, is 5 months old.
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I guess I am going to need to buy another kit to test for Alk and Phosphates. I do not have any type of test for that.

It was knocked over two nights ago, and I put it in between a rock that kind of was touching it for the two days. I just moved it again to put it above the rock more so it was free standing and not touching anything! So I am hoping that helps!!
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Yeah I'd invest in a good alk kit like salifert or Red Sea. But just leave it be I'm sure it will be alright


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Thanks! It's just the green that freaked me out! :-p It was a nice white color, than out of nowhere turning green.

I was going to get a Frog Spawn, but the guy said I should start with polyps and a toadstool to see if my tank is even ready for coals. Give it a two months after and see if the polyps grow and if the toadstool is fine, than get the Frog Spawn. I PRAY my Clown will find something he likes to host! :-p
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Frogspawn is about to shoot up in price or become very sparse if recent legislation passes. Not saying to go out and get it since I agree with that guy about testing with the softies. But just letting ya know


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They are about to go on the endangered species list.


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Toadstool! Please help, first time Coral guy here!

Figures! Are they really that endangered?


From what I was reading, their really not and its just some government officials trying to do a blanket policy. That was all back in 2012. No recent news about it. Plus only one type of frogspawn is on the endangered list, not the one I want.

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