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Old 04-07-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Green Star polyps

Well i bought a frag of Xenia and Green Star polyp about 3 weeks ago and yesterday the Green Star just stopped opening up. Nothing coming out of pours. Xenia is loving life and growing. Any suggestions? Nitrates are 2-5ppm, Phosphates are 0, Nitrites 0, Ph 8.2, Calcium 520, mag 1300, temp 79-81, SG 1.023. I did change the light fixture last week. but it looked like it was loving the T5HO's
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How about alkalinity?
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Any potential munchers in the tank? GSP seems to be the first thing that gets nipped.
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How about alkalinity?

DKH is 9
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Any potential munchers in the tank? GSP seems to be the first thing that gets nipped.
No munchers in tank
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DKH is 9
Hmph... that looks fine. Calcium seems high, but I don't think that should be an issue. Nothing obvious pops out to me.
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Yea I can't figure it out either. I think tonight I will put the in the bottom of the tank and see what happens. They were close to the top of the water. I think I will go ahead and run all my tests again tonight have not run them since Thursday.
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So I did some tests tonight and Calcium is high and Alk was low. So i added some alk to bring it up.

Nitrate 2
Phosphate 0
Cacium 700
Alk 2.0 or 6 dkh
Mag 1500
SG 1.022
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Woah. That's too high for calcium. How old is your test kit? Maybe it needs replacing?
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My GSP did this for about a week and then opened up and SPREAD like a weed!

I think they do this before going nuts. You may want to consider their placement before they take something over. (They choked out a rock with nice green shrooms on it). Same for the xenias. They are a pest in my opinion. Id love to find something that eats GSP and Xenias...

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