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Old 01-08-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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toadstool and orange/green polyp tips?

so i just purchased some orange/green polyps and a leather toadstool from my local fish store..does any one have any advice or tips regarding any of the two? as far as feedings? placements etc... any adive and tips i would greatly appreciate. i have 60 gallon with 130 watt compacts.
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I`m thinking you dont quite have enough lighting there. As far as feeding they dont need any. They get all they need from the lighting and water column.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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I will be looking into better light soon then...i noticed my emerald crabs are on it eating stuff off of the polys and making them close as well a snail...should I be concerned about that
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the emrald crab looks like tearing some white stuff from between the polyps and eating it..
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emeralds don't make it a habit to eat corals. i wouldn't worry about it.
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ok I hope not...dont like the looks of it but we'll see..they dont seem to want to get off of it just keep picking at it
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it's probably the delicious algae in between the polyps that they are after. as long as you don't see them pulling the flesh of the coral off, they are doing you a favor.
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As soon as the emerald gets all the algae, the polyps will open
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Ok thanks.. I was under the impression that soft corals would be fine with my current lights..should I try placing these higher in my tank to get more light for mean time until I can upgrade my lights? Will the LED stunners do any good?
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no, the "stunners" by ecoxotic are basically just for looks. soft corals should be ok...just wait and see. if they brown out they need more light.
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