GSP Stopped Coming Out

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by JupiterSailfish, Sep 5, 2008.

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  1. JupiterSailfish

    JupiterSailfish Peppermint Shrimp

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    It's been a couple days since I've seen my Green Star Poylps out. They just suddenly stopped coming out. My Nitrite, Nitrate and Ammonia is fine, though my pH is a little low. Any ideas or do they just do this for no reason?
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Crabby Jim

    Crabby Jim Sea Dragon

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    My star polyps did that once in a while and one time went for 2 weeks without coming out then one day poof back out they are funny like that I wouldn't worry.
     
  5. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    I was the starter of Perky Polyps my Green Stars are not. Lots of people had lots of good suggestions. In the end, I put them into quicker flow, which cleaned them off (as Tangster suggested) and gave them an environment they liked. Kind of a two-fer one.
     
  6. ssgheislerswife

    ssgheislerswife Ritteri Anemone

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    Get out your toothbrush or turkey baster. Mine only go into hybernation when they've got debri on them.

    They can't grow if they can't eat.
     
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    1st time Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I blew mine off with a small power head, they are much happier now.
     
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  9. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Turkey basters and power heads will not remove the Bio jelly as well as a old toothbrush then after the cleaning off then increase their water flow. I mounted mine on a Vertical wall so they never have anything to settle on them.. I have about 20 sq inches now on a overflow now that took less then a yr from a little plug I'd never put them up on a rock Make controlling them a bit more difficult as they will over run a tank.
     
  10. JupiterSailfish

    JupiterSailfish Peppermint Shrimp

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    I cleaned them off with a turkey baster and they came out this morning. I'm going to move them to a different spot like Tangster said.

    Thanks guys.
     
  11. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    Could say, a paintbrush be substituted for an old toothbrush? I dont have an OLD toothbrush laying around. I am guessing it should be old for the soft bristles, which a paintbrush may also have?
     
  12. jimw369

    jimw369 Fire Shrimp

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    Please listen to Tangster...Vertical yes...on LR no...want proof?

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