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Old 08-29-2011, 06:08 AM   #1
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I put some GSP in a tank right when I set it up, it survived the cycle but something weird happened and I need help understanding, it seemed they thrived more in the tank that was cycling then the tank that's been up for 5 years. Any ideas?

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Actually, I have no idea. LOL Mine has always thrived and spread like a darn plague no matter what tank I put it in.

How long has it been in the new tank? maybe it just needs some more time....
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Well I know they don't like trates. Mine let me know when its time for a water change. Also they like high flow so they could be reacting to that.
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Good point, I hadn't thought about the flow....
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They were in a low flow. They were in the tank for the entire month of the cycle
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:08 PM   #6
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That's what's crazy about saltwater. What I do is try to eliminat any possible thing it could be. Move it to higher flow for a bit if it continues to stay closed try something else like different light or position in the tanj.
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It's not closed, it's thriving like CRAZY
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:12 PM   #8
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Was thriving lol sorry. Now that the cycle is done it's not growing as fast.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:22 PM   #9
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Oh ok I got you. Have you tested your cal or do you add cal to your tank
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My calcium is always 450. I use coral pro salt from red sea
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #11
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Lol well the only other thing I got is your phosphate. If you have any could keep them from growing.
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That's always at 0,
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:36 PM   #13
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Have you changed your salt that you used from the start or ro water. Anything different from when you started
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My calcium is always 450. I use coral pro salt from red sea
Check your Alk.It could be low.
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Everything is fine, never switched. Alk has been the same, that's why I love this salt, with weekly water change of 10% everything stays at perfect levels
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I've seen green star polyps thrive in the worst of conditions. On occasion I've seen them fail to open and eventually die, almost always because a critter of some type decides to make its way in the mat and agitate them to until they die. In fact, just a while back, a friend of mine had a baby serpent star in his. A two second dip in iodine and it came charging out. Check to see a critter moved in. It's worth a shot.
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I've seen green star polyps thrive in the worst of conditions. On occasion I've seen them fail to open and eventually die, almost always because a critter of some type decides to make its way in the mat and agitate them to until they die. In fact, just a while back, a friend of mine had a baby serpent star in his. A two second dip in iodine and it came charging out. Check to see a critter moved in. It's worth a shot.
I do have to say that's why I love this forum. I didn't know that good job
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I had a aiptasia growing through a mat. I have it growing on a pvc output tube. I hit it with kalk. Nothing will stop GSP.
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What do you mean by a mat
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GSP grows from a mat of tissue and extends from it. Like a carpet with the green on top. Thast the best description I can come up with. lol
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