Okay I have my corals (in my signature) and I recently added 2 fragged polyps, each have about 2 or 3 polyps on the plug. One grew another. Now they both have three, I bought them 2 or 3 months ago and I would expect them to be growing a bit faster! I've been adding reef plus- concentrated vitamin and amino acid supplement twice a week. I notice my other corals don't seem to be growing much either, I test the water with my kit that shows nitrate, nitrite, pH and ammonia. They seem to be fine. I assume I should bring a water sample to my local fish store, but I'm leaving for a cross country trip and my semi- clueless 55 year old mother will be caring for my tank. I had a mushroom coral, and it just shriveled up and died. :/ I hoped it was the lighting, and put it in another tank. But I couldn't save it. I seem to also have red slimy algae all over, I clean it once or twice a week. It's not a big deal, my teacher at school who is way into this stuff said its from natural light getting to my tank. EUGH!! I'm way in over my head, but I so want this to work. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE! my fish are doing amazing, AND my anthelia are growing like WILDFIRE! I started last summer with 3 little babies, and now I have about 30, splitting off into their own separate colonies. I'm proud of that at least, I must be doing SOMETHING right for them at least. give me words of wisdom. I'm a 15 year old, going into junior year, and I love the ocean and hope to peruse a marine biology career.