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Old 03-16-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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new corals not opening up

I just got some new corals from Ebay on Wednesday....the mushrooms are doing fine, the zoas are starting to open up, but the GSPs and the clove polyps haven't done anything yet. How long should I wait before I get worried?

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Old 03-16-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Not unusal for GSP. They do take a while to settle in. The good news is that they are very resiliant corals. Give them a few more days. To be on the safe side...have you contacted the seller yet?
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I know mine took a week to come out so I would give it a little more time. How did you acclimate them?
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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Drip acclimated for over an hour (not sure exactly how long it went as I lost track of time a little). The GSPs look OK, nice and purple, just haven't budged yet. The clove polyps look really bad. I am going to contact the seller today, although I'm not sure what he'll do, most of the online sellers seem to have a 12 hour guarantee which is dumb if it takes a week to know if the coral is OK!
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What are your clove polyps doing exactly?
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Nothing. They look like moldy matchsticks. They had all come unglued from the base they were glued onto during shipping and probably got tossed around a lot because of that. They look pretty bad.

Nothing with the GSPs yet but I'll be patient. The shrooms are happy as.....shrooms and the zoos open up more each day.
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