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Old 08-09-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Coral not growing?

So, I forgot the name of the coral I bought a few weeks ago (doh)... I THINK its this:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...39&pcatid=2839

But it might not be... Its a very grassy looking coral. Neon green color. But its much thicker then the one in this picture. It also can retract and look like a bumpy purple rock. Anyway, i've had it for about 2-3 weeks now and I havent seen much if any growth at all. They said it grew pretty quick. My Zoa's have sprouted 4 heads in the past 3 weeks, and my richordias have grown a little bit too. But so far, that little guy hasnt shown signs of any growth. Any ideas? All my tests are showing good results.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:38 PM   #2
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Green Star Polyps. They like high-medium flow. How high are the lighting, flow, calc. levels.

http://www.reefcorner.com/SpecimenSheets/greenstars.htm
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #3
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Yep thats him. Are they just slow growers?
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They are fast growers but I think they are really finicky about water conditions. Full parameter read out?
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Many coral need a good month or so to "settle in" to a new tank before you will really start to see much growth out of them.
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I've found they are kind of picky. GSP are pretty fast growers when they settle. But they pretty much grow anywhere as long as your water quality is good.
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IMO 2-3 weeks is not enough time to really see some growth. Esp if it`s the first 2-3 weeks. Give it a good couple months and maybe you`ll see something.
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Once they settle in and your tank matures to the point where your level fluctuations are down, it will take off like wildfire...don't you worry about that.
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Once they settle in and your tank matures to the point where your level fluctuations are down, it will take off like wildfire...don't you worry about that.
You got that right! Man I wish I hadnt added GSP and Xenias to my tank.

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I have to agree with everyone else that GSP will take off once it settles. I have one section in my tank that seems to grow better than the other two sections but like they said above that could be due to waterflow
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