Star polyp question

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by muggle, Jan 9, 2015.

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  1. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    hey

    Got some new star polyps last week, were open at lfs

    After one week still havent opened up-start worrying??
     
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  3. sandy

    sandy Bristle Worm

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    Are you provide enough light, they will open once accumulated
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes you have to blow off any algae or detritus that collects. Try increasing flow if the coral is in a lower flow area. My GSP liked mod to higher flow. I have had GSP stay closed for 2 weeks. As always check water chemistry as appropriate, including SG.
     
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  5. Ballgame

    Ballgame Millepora

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    this happened to me as well. Corailline is correct. Try that and let us know
     
  6. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    While I have GSP's in my DT, and I like them, You do know this sorta grows like a weed, right?

    If you can keep it isolated, and don't let it spread to other rocks, wall, top, fish, water, etc., it can be kept under control, some.

    I agree, unless something WAY off, it'll open/extend
     
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  7. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Any updates on the GSP?
     
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  9. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Some have opened

    Not as much as i thought

    MAybe i boughg a bad piece
     
  10. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    I agree with all the above comments. Especially letting it grow on separate rock from all other corals.

    If you lived down here I would gladly give you some.
     
  11. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    Don't worry, it will come back fine. I irradicaticated all that stuff out of my tank and I still have a spot of it that survived. GSP can be really cool, just keep an eye on it. Like many stated, it grows like a weed. Keep away from any spots you have corals.
     
  12. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    I think we all fell for GSP........ ONCE. LOLo_O
     
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