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Old 02-11-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Green button polyp growth

I have a small frag of 8 polyps and want to make it grow at maximum potential. What can I do to do this? Also, they are not opening fully. All but the fingers are extended. Any ideas? They have what I think to be a mild flow and are at the bottom of my 55g tank about 18 inches deep or so. Thought about giving some "juice"(fuel). Will this perk them up? They kinda been slumped over the past few days.
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They don't need fed. Flow and lighting is all they need. What kind of lighting are they under?
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I have two t5 bulbs actinic and white.
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Should I have all my lighting led?
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2 t5ho should be enough for soft coral. What are current parameters?
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0 nitrate ammonia and nitrite. Salinity is 24. Ph is 7.8 I think.
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What's the size of the tank? How long has it been setup? How many/kind of power heads are in there?
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It's a 55g. Been setup for 2 years. I have two maxijet a and the sump pump creates lots of flow too.
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Have you tried moving them to a different place in the tank? Higher for more light might be of benefit.
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They were higher and never opened fully. Gave them a month and now it's been a month again and still no joy. They are at the very bottom ATM.
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