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Old 10-12-2010, 05:35 PM
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Are they not coming out at all or are the head just not extending. If they are not extending then I would say that it is because of the phosphates. And check your test kit because trates can't be 0 with that high phosphates.
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:17 PM
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The are out probably 1/8 of an inch, the recede further when the lights are off.

Going to not feed anything until the weekend and see if that helps
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:53 PM
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Well another week has gone by and the frogspawn is still not opening up.

I just moved it to a shady spot with no flow, lets see what happens but its not looking good.

Should I give up?! Is there anything else I should be testing for that could be causing this?

Thanks everyone
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:58 PM
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Maybe try putting it in a friend's tank for a week or two?
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:33 PM
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it sounds like you're moving the coral around a lot. I would try to find a spot with lower flow and medium light (low to mid range in your tank should suffice) and leave it alone for a while.

What are you using to test phosphates? .75 is very high.

Also, do you have peppermint shrimp? I had a similar issue a long time ago and couldn't figure it out.. one night I came back to my tank and saw the peppermint shrimp eating the frogspawn. Going to town on it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:07 AM
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I'm using a red sea phosphate test kit which I think has to be wrong... I do not have the algae growth to support as high of a reading as I'm getting.

No peppermint shrimp but funny you should say that as I was going to pick two up this week to deal with some aiptasia thats taking over a zoa colony.

The frogspawn was in the same place, medium light and flow, for months and was thriving until all of a sudden this happened. I do not think me moving it around is whats caused it but I'm going to keep it in its new spot for a month and see what happens.

Unfortunately I'm alone in this hobby and don't have any friends with a tank although I like the idea of having someone else take it for a little while to see if we can isolate the problem

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Old 10-28-2010, 01:58 AM
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Well the reduced flow and lighting does not seem to be making any difference.

Anyone got any other ideas? Is there something I should be supplementing?

I did notice this started happening after I switched from activated carbon to chemipure elite. Maybe that has something to do with it?
go back to the carbon and see what happens.
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I had a similar issue a long time ago and couldn't figure it out.. one night I came back to my tank and saw the peppermint shrimp eating the frogspawn. Going to town on it.
Same thing happened to me once with a torch. A peppermint shrimp attacked it as soon as I put the torch in the tank. Like two-fisting it--just ripping it apart. I figured he must be hungry so I chased him away and threw some food in. He didn't touch it again that I know of, but I soon switched tanks and when I did I moved the two shrimp to the sump. I didn't trust them anymore.

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