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Old 11-18-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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Green Star Polyp Question?

I have a Green Start Polyp in my reef tank and in my research I have heard conflicting reports about food, light and water flow.

Here are some of the things I have found in my research:

Food:
Fish poop, leftover flake food, plankton

Water Flow:
Low to moderate, high if you want them to spread

Placement:
Low to mid, pretty much everyone says this

Light:
High but indirect, low to moderate, Halide



What have you all found to work best?
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Old 11-18-2003, 09:05 PM   #2
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Hard to say...I haven't figutred out how to kill them yet.
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Hard to say...I haven't figutred out how to kill them yet.
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let em get overtaken with algae thats how mine got killed
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mine are doing fine with moderate water flow, placed in the middle level of the tank, with low light and fed plankton
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I have low water flow, middle right of the tanks and feed plankton, mine is doing ok but some algae is starting to take on them after 5 months now, I might think of changing the position of the lights...

They are not in any visible trouble at the momment I just don't want to kill them either so I was looking for some more information about them.
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you can blow the algae off with a turkey baster or i use a medicine dropper thingy.....once i noticed last time it was too late so i think im gonna watch this batch a little closer
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Hard to say...I haven't figutred out how to kill them yet.
They'll even survive a good chemical war. I had some growing around some zoo's and all the GSP did was loose a bit of color but kept on going... LOL

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GSP's are evil! I'm with Kevin.

I have some growing in the display - under direct halides/VHO's, high flow/current, and also have some thriving in the refugium (NO shop light/low flow).

To be honest, I have scrubbed these with a toothbrush, and covered with kalk paste. A couple days later *pop* - there they are again.
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GSP's are evil! I'm with Kevin.

I have some growing in the display - under direct halides/VHO's, high flow/current, and also have some thriving in the refugium (NO shop light/low flow).

To be honest, I have scrubbed these with a toothbrush, and covered with kalk paste. A couple days later *pop* - there they are again.
RL, you didn't tell me when I got those GSP frags from you that they were the immortal strain...

They certainly do proliferate quite considerably but I tend to like them. Mine are high in the tank, medium flow, and growing fairly well.

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