Frogspawn won't open?

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by davidkaleko, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, that makes sense now. Sorry for my confusion :) It seems like the frogspawn isn't opening either because your tank is too young or the coral may have been damaged from the time it was taken out of the lfs tank to the time it was placed in yours. Hopefully, it'll recover for you!
     
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  3. PDCCO

    PDCCO Feather Duster

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    Frogspawns are definitely a finicky animal! As mentioned above I would agree that they are very sensitive to being handled – Gloves are a good idea.
    I currently have two frogspawns in a 90g, both are doing excellent with strong lighting and moderate random current. So I guess lighting and placement will depend on your animal and tank conditions; but I would also recommend low lighting and low current to start with.
    Both of my frogspawns were fully open within 24 hours of being placed in my tank, but my tank was over a year old at the time.
     
  4. davidkaleko

    davidkaleko Flamingo Tongue

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    Thanks everyone! The Frogspawn is officially dead :-\

    I'll have to pick a different coral to be the first in my tank :(
     
  5. jzenob

    jzenob Coral Banded Shrimp

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    do you have a refractometer to test your SG and Salinity? If those are to high or to low then your frogspawn will look like that and die and sorry but i doubt you are getting massive coralline algae growth already after only 5 weeks....
     
  6. davidkaleko

    davidkaleko Flamingo Tongue

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    I really am. Everything is turning bright purple and it won't scrape off unless I use a razor blade or something. Also, I'm getting a lot of bright green algae that won't scrape off, but I think this is turning purple.
     
  7. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Wow, that was was fast. Sorry to hear that.
     
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  9. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    Huh? I always have nitrates, and my tank is cycled. Nearly everyone I know has some nitrates in their system. Maybe low, but they exist.

    That's what I've read (and experienced)