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Old 09-11-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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sps not showing polyps

so i got a tort SPS and the polyps have not shown. they were fine at the LFS and i slowly aclimated it

amon 0
nitrate 0
nitrite 0
ph 8.2
temp 78-80
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alk 3.5

i have 5.4 watts per gal

are there any reasons why polyps wont show?

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How long has it been? If we are talking about days then give it more time.
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:06 PM   #3
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What specifically are your lights? A tort under PC lights of any power might not fare so well. I see my acro polyps more so at night under the moon lights.
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its been about a week.

i had it on the sand for 2-3 days then put it up near the light for a few days, but yesterday i put it back on the sand.
The LFS asked the same question, he had it near the surfac of his coral farm, under lots of MH

i have 300watts of MH (2 175s) and two PC 20k 190watts
48" odessea 540watt

tank is 100gal 24"
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You are fine on your lights SPS in general like a lot of flow but I would just wait a bit longer. As long as they don't start bleaching, it is somewhat happy.
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