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Old 09-30-2005, 03:20 AM   #11
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Those look like green star polyps to me...
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:46 AM   #12
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Those look like green star polyps to me...
I agree.
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:47 AM   #13
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Me three...another of my favorite corals. Nice score!
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Old 09-30-2005, 09:11 AM   #14
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I did a quick google and the pics for green star polyp did not look quite right, did you mean starburst?

Any special care requirements. If they are starbursts it sounds like they will spread if the are getting enough light and some ocassional phytoplankton.

They look similar to the ones on top in this pic, but different coloration.
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Old 09-30-2005, 09:16 AM   #15
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I didn't believe the claims either until I saw some 'home research' that someone in the chat room shared (I think it was greenmaji)
yep.. that was me..
Ive read that Icecaps T-5 reflector produces a little more PAR then the TEK 5 .. but I havnt seen any concrete numbers on this yet..

Im still clueless on how to do the math on T-5 or T-5 HO's as far as how many to get for a tank (Ive really considered it, some of the people on reefcentral are getting almost MH shimmer results from these things)
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There are different types of star polyps. I have pinkish colored ones. The metallic green is the best colored but they are all equally easy to maintain. I wouldn't worry about feeding them. They are pretty much indestructible. Mine even survived a fw soak trying to remove a mantis.
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Old 09-30-2005, 09:52 AM   #17
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Yep you have....."drum Roll"......2 corals in the tank!! Congrats!! It's nice to get some free stuff for a change.

I agree about the suppliments here with Lando and others. Never dose what you cant test for, and for now, just replace the trace elements with a good regular water change. Thats all you need.
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Thanks guys, I will hold off on adding anything as all looks good for now. Don't fix what is not broken. I did check my calcium with the test kit I purchased last night and it seemed a little low about 360. Might be why I recently lost a flame scallop.

What about the stontium? Will freguent pwc take care of this as well? Is there a test kit out there for it?

I will do a larger pwc this weekend and check again, then possible add some of the calcium supplement if needed.

I am excited about the corals.

I can see how the polyps can spread, what about the candy? Will it eventually grow more branches if all is well? The guy at the LFS said it was definately big enough to frag just by breaking/cutting it at the base. I figured I would let it get good and acclimated first.

Good news is so far CB pays it no attention. 8)

Appreciate all the help,
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I agree with lando, if you keep up on water changes all you should need to add is calcium and alkalinity. you will need test kits for both and a 2 part additive.
I use B-ionic and love it, easy to use.
I also use liquid life coral plankton and bio plankton, cyclpoeeze is also used for corals and fish. Plankton is also beneficial for the LS. DT's is a good product also..
I have never used any other additives in my reef and I think it has turned out well.
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I saw your pics and I think it turned out well also. 8)

I currently feed cyclopeze and DT phyto plankton along with marine snow as part of my feeding regimine.

I will check into B-ionic. Is this a PH buffer?

Like I said calcium was a bit low, so I will check again after next pwc and start using additive is needed. By alkalinity I assume you mean PH and all has been good with that staying around 8.1
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