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Old 02-28-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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Coral

i bought my coral from a lfs and at the lfs it was open and everything but now i've had it for almost a day and it hasn't opened up yet. Is there anything thats wrong with it or is this normal?
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Old 02-28-2006, 06:48 PM   #2
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What kind of coral? What are your water parameters? Explain your setup? (lights, flow, etc.) How did you acclimate?
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Coral - green star polyp
Parameters - 1.23 - 1.24

I have an Orbit Compact Fluorescent fixture that runs 130 watts. For flow i have two maxi jet 1200s on either side of the tank.

I acclimated my coral by letting it sit in the bag that it came in in my tank for around 20 -30 adding water to the bag around every five minutes.
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:03 PM   #4
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My GSP did that. It stayed closed for a day. The polyps started to come out about 36 hours after adding it to my tank.

I would say this is normal and nothing to worry about. I had a leather recently that took over a week to act alive. It freaks you out, but you will be ok I'm sure.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:50 PM   #6
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its been 4 days and my coral still hasn't opened up. why? I checked my salenity test today and it rose... a lot. It was up to 1.28. I'm hoping once it goes back down though, the coral will open up.
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What part of TN are you from?
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are you doing top offs with fresh water?
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Yes when you add to your tank due to evaporation you need to use freshwater. If not you are adding more salt to your already exsisting salt and that makes your salinity go up. But im sure you knew that.
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Please post all water parameters...NH3, NO2, NO3, temp, SG, Ph. It still sounds like fairly normal behavior for a newly introduced coral. The SG does worry me a bit. You need to get it down to about 1.023-1.025. When doing so do it very slowly. Maybe a point every couple of days.
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