09-29-2010, 07:30 PM
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Frogspawn heads softening
I have had this frogspawn for months now and it just hasn't been coming out fully lately. I have also noticed that the exoskeleton of the heads are turning soft looking. Does anyone know what is probably causing this? Some of my recent changes to the tank are the addition of a bubble tip anemone, which is not touching the frogspawn so I dont think it is being stung, and the redirection of some of the power heads. I had to redirect them in order to get the anemone to latch in a place i approved of. Other than that, I also epoxied the frogspawn to a rock in the tank. Im worried that where I epoxied it may have too much flow. Too much flow can irritate the frogspawn and cause it not to open all the way, correct? Also, my calcium levels were high before my recent water change (almost up to 500). Could this be part of the problem as well? I figured high calcium levels would cause hardening of the exoskeleton, not softening. What other things could be irritating this frogspawn or does it just need to be moved?
46 gallon, been up and running for about 9 months or so. have 2 koralia 4's and an oversized skimmer.
all test results were good besides my recent high calcium levels. SG might of been a little on the high side and was almost 1.026 but that is a parameter suggestion from a coral site i follow.
I also have the nova extreme T5's HO light fixture.
Thanks in advance