Star Polyps not opening (PICS)
Last night i did my weekly water change and everything was fine, i did a 5 gallon water change and my levels are (Seachem test kit). when i come home from work today, my star polyps are all closed up, and havent opened since ive been home.
ammonia - 0
nitrite - 0 - 0.1
nitrate - 10
the other corals i have include two zoo colonies, and one yellow polyps colony. all of them are doing wonderfully. I had the zoos for one month, and the stars for at least three weeks, they were moved from where the zoo colony on the right is to its new location two weeks ago (seen in pics). As seen in pic two, barely any are out, they do go in everynight, but never seen it like this during the day. Is it a lack of lighting, i have 2.6 watts per gallon, but was told they should do well in my tank, i do plan on getting more after i get married in two months. Any thoughts are highly appreciated.
see below for pics,
close up of star polyps, or what used to be star polyps
50 Gallon Oceanic: 2 maxijet 1200's, 2 150 watt visitherm heaters, BakPak II Skimmer with PS & BT, Coralife Lunar 2X65 watt Power Compacts
Filtration: 50lbs LR
.com, 60lbs sand
Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.
Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.
Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps