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Old 01-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by melosu58
I dont see anything wrong with it. Alot of corals close up when the lights go out but some stay out after lights out. I`ve never had any but I`d worry more about them not opening then them staying open.

Open is a good thing.
Most corals open up to feed (on light, phytoplankton, or both), and close up to "sleep" or protect themselves when stressed.
Some corals, like candy canes and bubbles, will "open" after dark and send out a mass of feeding tentacles.

Is there any ambient light in the room?
My xenia will open up long before the tank lights come on if there's enough light/sunlight in the room.

Originally Posted by TheChad
I just moved my PH's flow's around today, so my Star Polyps are getting more flow, and my pumping Xenia's are getting less, Hopefully that will let them spread out more.
That sounds good.
They like low to moderate flow.
If they're in too heavy a flow they won't be able to stretch out and get the full benefit of the available light.

Anyway, just give your little guys some time to adjust and get on a regular schedule, and everything should be happy, happy.

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