Best condition for button polyps

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  1. jokaz82

    jokaz82 Fire Worm

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    Can anyone give their parameters for ideal growth or who had success?
     
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  3. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    1.025 Salinity
    1400 Mag
    400 Cal
    10 dkh
    as low as you can get on phosphate and nitrate.

    Most of this is accomplished with routine water changes. I do mine weekly.
     
  4. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I digress. I could have the same parameters as the guy next to me, but we could get different results in growth. Too many variables IMO.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    I am just having success with those parameters. I feed them, that makes a difference as well.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    To many variables. Keep the big three and params stable and have adequate lighting. I have polyps that go like crazy then I have some that just melt away. No set "conditions" to be successful with polyps. I even have palys growing in my sump with one 6500k led light.
     
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    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    they do like to be fed. I think they also like not "too clean" water but as others have said, I'm sure there's someone keeping them successfully in pristine water as well.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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  10. jokaz82

    jokaz82 Fire Worm

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    Thanks guys. It seems at different times throughout the year they bud. Doesnt seem to be consistent. I just bought another variety a few weeks ago & am not very patient.