GSP Losing Color

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  1. TheMightyMac

    TheMightyMac Bristle Worm

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    My metallic Green Star Polyps has lost its color and doesnt have the long green strands anymore. It's wierd because the GSP thats right next to it (bought from a different LFS) is doing excellent. The tank seems fine, I recently tested all perameters. I've had this coral for about a year and it never really took off. Any help appreciated.

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  3. oldfishkeeper

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    well, I have no idea :( do you target feed? perhaps it wants less light? It kind of seems droopy indicating that it's not happy about something. You might try a change in location - less light, more/less flow - it's hard to determine what its conditions are now from the pic aside from light.
     
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    TheMightyMac Bristle Worm

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    Thanks for your relpy. I will try to move it to a darker, less turbulent area.
     
  5. oldfishkeeper

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    You may also want to target feed it a little bit....I'm far from an expert on GSP so hopefully others will chime in!
     
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    TheMightyMac Bristle Worm

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    Ok so I figuired i'd make an update for educational purposes, hopefully this thread can help others.

    So i moved the colony in question to the top the the tank on a sort of DIY rack. It was previously on the bottom and has started showing some green after a week at the top.

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  7. oldfishkeeper

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    it certainly looks healthier! Sorry, it appears that my advice was dead wrong :(
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    What is the lighting type?
     
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    TheMightyMac Bristle Worm

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    My GSP loves light. I had piece in a seperate rock in the back of the tank and it didn't have half the color GSP does that gets a lot of light. I moved it under the halides and now they look like there the same colony. Lots of light and mild flow seems to work for mine
     

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