Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-13-2004, 05:55 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 14
Send a message via MSN to yinsee
Star polyps come and go

about a month after I started my tank, one of the LR started growing small patch of dark-purple star polyps (they open when light is on, and retract when light is off, wonderful!).

The polys then suddenly disappear over a night and never grow back.

What could be the cause? Don't want it to happen again
__________________

__________________
http://www.mypdacafe.com -- for all we PDA freaks
yinsee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2004, 08:30 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 329
What kind of light do you have. What are you water parameters?


But on a side note.
They can get smotherd very easily by detrius. Do you dust the rock off? BTW do you have and pics of them they sound cool. I have BSP and GSP but I never saw a Purpls Start Polyp.
__________________

__________________
CBRGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2004, 03:46 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 14
Send a message via MSN to yinsee
i use a normal flourescent and i only measure salinity + nitrate :P
they seems okay (1.023-1.025) and zero nitrate.

i found a pic from my photo archive
__________________
yinsee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2004, 08:54 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 329
That is not enough light for them. You will need much more light then NO. Are they in a nano

Also. That anemone you have will not survive under NO lights. Not to mention that you tank is only tree months olld.
__________________
CBRGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2004, 09:25 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 14
Send a message via MSN to yinsee
oops.. i do not have the budget to acquire a better light at the moment... seems like i am making BIG BIG mistake over here
__________________
http://www.mypdacafe.com -- for all we PDA freaks
yinsee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2004, 04:12 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Lompoc, Ca
Posts: 1,313
Send a message via AIM to XXFirefighter Send a message via Yahoo to XXFirefighter
Try to maybe put the rock on the top of the tank and get it as close to the surface as u can !
__________________
XXFirefighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2004, 02:16 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 14
Send a message via MSN to yinsee
i've re-adjusted the rocks since these pic taken. view my gallery... the top flat piece...

the piece of LR is now at the top. but those polyps are long gone.
now i have two little feathers on the rock,
__________________
http://www.mypdacafe.com -- for all we PDA freaks
yinsee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2004, 06:15 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Richlands, NC
Posts: 19
Send a message via AIM to Pyxis Send a message via MSN to Pyxis Send a message via Yahoo to Pyxis
what size tank do you have?

you also need to test for other elements in your water, am, ni, na, ph, ca and sg most importantly.

Your lighting will have a very big impact on how your corals live and die.
__________________

__________________
Pyxis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
polyp, polyps, star, star polyp, star polyps

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting Star Polyps mandarin man Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 04-05-2009 01:22 PM
Star polyps Konrade Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 03-22-2006 01:26 PM
Star Polyps Not Opening Tripoli Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 19 04-05-2004 03:21 AM
Green Star Polyps rrdodge1283 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 03-28-2004 11:22 PM
Star polyps covered in ??? got bait? Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 01-22-2004 06:19 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.