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Old 01-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Green Star Polyps

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I picked up some green star polyps and attached them to my live rock w/ rubber bands and places them on my sand bed. Currently they are all closed up and have been since yesterday when I attached them. How long do u think it should take for them to open?, and does that look right?, they will attach in a few weeks and I can remove the rubber bands?

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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They can sometimes take a few days to open but you should move that rock atleast one to two inches from any other rocks to control the gsp because it can really spread like wild fire. What kind of lighting and flow do you have right now?
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I have 9 (6 white, 3 blue) 3 w dimmable LEDs & 2 t5 bulbs (1 white & 1 blue)

I have 1 powerhead koralia 900 & the standard edge filter.

Does it sound good?
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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What size is the tank?
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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What size is the tank?
6 gallon, small... Upgrading to about 30 gallon soon... I went in blind to the hobby last may and got robbed by my LFS for a fluval edge. Difficult fish tank to maintain.
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I'm a crazy glue gel junkie myself

It may take them awhile to open since rubber band may be irritating it
also keep a eye on rubber band sw will disintegrate them real fast
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I'm a crazy glue gel junkie myself

It may take them awhile to open since rubber band may be irritating it
also keep a eye on rubber band sw will disintegrate them real fast
Hopefully they disintegrate after the coral attaches. My hands aren't steady enough and I find more glue gel on my hands then the spot I want to attach the coral to. I figured for polyps some may stay closed but the ones away from the rubberband would open.
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Hopefully they disintegrate after the coral attaches. My hands aren't steady enough and I find more glue gel on my hands then the spot I want to attach the coral to. I figured for polyps some may stay closed but the ones away from the rubberband would open.
reason I said that is you don't want little pieces getting eaten by your fish
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reason I said that is you don't want little pieces getting eaten by your fish
Yes didn't think of that, that would be bad.
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Are these polyps closed the right color?, they were in great shape in the LFS but now aren't open. I know it will take a few days but are the polyps supposed to be purple?, the bottom is purple and or white fuzz.
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