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  1. Johan123

    Johan123

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    Detailed help request
    Are you experiencing any problems in your tank?
    Not Sure
    Brief Description
    I have this frogspawn coral about 5 month now, when i first got it the tentacles used to extend 4-5 cm now only about a 1cm
    Tank size
    45 cube
    System Volume
    110 - 120 l
    How long has your tank been running?
    9 months
    What livestock do you have?
    1 clown fish, 2 blue chromes, 1 hermit crab 2x snails
    Water Parameters
    The parameters taken today with red sea pro test kit:
    SG 1.026 ATC refractometer
    No3 1ppm
    Po4 0.04 ppm
    Mg 1440 ppm
    KH 9.1 dkh
    Ca 440 ppm
    temp 26.6 does not change
    What lighting is over the tank?
    Kessil a150w sky blue
    Pumps and equipment
    currently running the return pump only SICCE SS2.0 2,150l/h, have a Jebao WP25 but it is way to much even on the lowest setting
    Maintenance
    20% once a month, using red sea pro salt
    Other info and photo's.
    I did not add any now coral after this happened did not want to destroy more coral and waste money

    I'm now using seachem seagel with a bag of purigen in a small reactor to keep the po4 down

    I target feed the coral with seachem zoo and phyto plankton once a week

    my system used to use allot of alk mg and ca, then the rocks stated to cover up with brown/ dark green algae, now i barley have do add any ca or mg and about 5ml alk per week is this normal to happen on a new tank with artificial rock?

    thank you

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  3. archiecrain

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    Does your clown try and host in it?
     
  4. archiecrain

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    This could just be diatoms, which are normal in a young tank.
     
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  5. Johan123

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    have never seen him try, the chromis has a cave very close to it, I removed one of the heads to get a better upright placement and as far down as possible, will see if that head does better
     
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    Frogspawn don't like direct flow.
    Can you perhaps move it to a more sheltered place in your tank?
     
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    Can you think of a time you may have moved him from the spot of full extension to another spot which may have caused the minimal extension? Its also worth doing a close inspection for possible parasite infestation such as brown flatworm. I found that flatworm can cause this and that a dip was the ultimate fix.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i see your alk is 9.1, has this increased of late?
    can you maybe measure before and after your next WC and ph too

    but i agree with the direct flow advice
     
  9. Meg G

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    imo look at phyton and zooplankton, i thing there is iron in and coral pro growth have high levels of iron, iodine, trace elements, i think you are over dosing trace element. stop with adding it for two weeks. it also looks like you have some black turf algae on your rocks meaning that there is allot of doc,dom in there.
     
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    did some research zoo and phyton has aminos in it, there is your problem with doc. your skimmer must be taking allot of dark .... out. less is beter until your skimmaid light up like tee stop the phyton and zoo
    the frog is so fat as a lazy dog, i dont have to catch food i rather absorb the aminos. i only dose when my system is uln and corals spit out there zooxanthellea.
     
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    Thank you for all the responses, I will stop with the feeding for now, you are correct the skim mate is very dark

    have tested the TDS of my lfs ro water and it tested 5 ppm so I got my own ro-di unit that is testing 0 ppm at the moment

    the ph is 8.2 will test ph and kh of fresh mix salt water and tank before i do a water change

    I do agree with this, I only have the return pump running atm

    PS there has been no change with the frogspawn
     
  12. Meg G

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    if i look at your shrooms flow is almost not high anouth mine sway and if flow is to much the mantal cuts it but is stil opens
     
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    How long have you had that LED light on your tank? If it's a new light the coral may not be used to it. Also, how long has the coral been like this for?
     
  14. Johan123

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    It’s been a couple of weeks and the coral is looking much better even with the wave maker on. The issue I’m sure was the overfeeding thanks for all your help
     
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    Fantastic news Johan!
    Glad the coral is healthy
     
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    Euphylia (torch coral, hammers, anchors, frogs) out of 10
    light 3-8
    water flow 2-9
    aggressiveness 8
    hardiness 6
    feeds on sun, zoo,snow, planckton, fish poo, snails, shrimps, and fish
     
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