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Old 01-17-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Star polyps not opening

I recently added some green star polyps to my 55 gallon sw tank After a few days in the tank several of them came out but two days later went back in and have not been out since is there something wrong or do I just need to give them more time to acclimate to the tank?
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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did you acclimate them to your tank water before putting them in?
What lights do you have?
got any water parameters we could use?
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yes they were acclimated to the tank by slowly adding water to them from the tank over a period of about a hour I have 2 54 watt 10k and 2 54 watt actinic blues Water params are ammonia 0 ph 8.2 nitrates 5 ppm and nitrites 0 and my salinity is at 1.024
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Sometimes they can be very weird. I had mine for a few months then all of the sudden they stopped coming out. I ran some carbon for a while and they came back out, but to this day I still don't know what caused them to stay in.

I would run some carbon and try bumping your salinity up to 1.026 (slowly) then see where your at.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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Could any of my fish be causing this I have 2 domino damsels 2 lemon damsels 1 blue damsel 2 clarki clowns a brittle star a coral banded shrimp and some snails and crabs I never see anything messing with them but I also dont watch my tank 24/7 either
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i never acclimate corals, other than floating them to get the temp correct. i put them right in. i haven't lost one yet with this process. i would say you should move it to a different location and see if it likes the flow/light there.
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okay so I moved one rock farther away from the light/flow and one closer to it I will see what happens from there
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Keep an eye on those Damsels...7 is alot even for a 55....
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yeah ive heard they could not come out for up to 2 weeks and they were fine. if they were placed high up it could be light shock
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