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Old 09-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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Did I kill my star pollup?

So I moved my frag plate and the stem was too long, so I just took a serrated knife and cut the plaster stem. It was out of the water for a minute, but the sawing was pretty rough. Nothing happened to it during the cutting but it hasn't opened back up yet. Pic is attached- could I have killed it or with all the sawing on the stem, could it just be taking its time? Ts been 3 hours now.

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Old 09-30-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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It's fine.. to be honest you coulda chopped up your gsp into 10 pieces and they'd probably all grow back.. its extremely hardy and like most softies all it takes is a small piece to produce a decent colony in no time.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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Ok- thanks. It just hasnt stayed closed this long before.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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It's not uncommon for them to close for a day or two if disturbed. Just make sure they get lots of light and flow and they will flourish. A little tip though. Try and keep them contained to a rock that ISN'T apart of your main structure for easy removal because once it start growing fast there's no going back lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:10 PM   #5
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Good advice. They are still young- havent overgrown the plate yet.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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Under ideal conditions you can see close to an inch of growth a month so won't be long hopefully
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:20 AM   #7
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Mrc nailed it. I just got rid of my GSPs! I like the way they look but I like my other corals better. They are the weeds of corals and probably the toughest. When I first got mine it didn't open for 3 days.
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