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Old 09-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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gsp not opening

I picked up about a 3"x4" piece of rock covered in green star polyps today and only 2 of them had opened up in the past few hours or so. I read they are very hardy but can be picky. I'm worried maybe I didn't acclimate them long enough. About how long should it take for them to open up? I use the same lights they do. And as far as care, light, flow, & placement what would be best for these?
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Give them some flow and they will be open by morning.
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These guys still haven't opened up. I moved them to a decent flow and in good light. All other corals are going great. I dunno what's up. My clown fish swims over it alot could that be why they won't open up?
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No I don't thinkso clown won't bother it ...mine took a week to fully open so give it time
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Ok. Its been a few days or so. Plus I moved it around the first day
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Just let it be for a few if all parms are good u will be fine
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #7
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OK. Everything is good except the nitrates are still up a Tad. I found out recently Ive been overfeeding the tank and have been battling nitrates for a while. I've cut back to every other day now and done a big water change. All other corals still doing great except a few polyps on my dragon eye zoas. Red slime on it! I cleaned it off best I could I'm sure it wad cause from the overfeeding.
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Some of them where finally open this morning. I notices 3 of my hermits picking at it at the same time last night. I thought they might be eating them but I guess they were cleaning.
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The crabs were just cleaning. Can you measure phosphate? GSP, like most corals don't like anything much more than .1 and are happy at under .05.
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Yes. Ill do a water check today if I have time I'd not tomorrow. I checked it about a week or so ago and phosphate wad 1.8ppm.
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