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  1. "Soft" corals
    I have had a small mushroom coral and a green star polyp for about a week now. Upon bringing the coral home, I noticed that the coral would remain open a majority of the time, but as the week progresses, the corals are remaining closed longer than opened. I am still getting great water...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello everyone, I have a pretty well established tank with a nice clump of green star polyps, and I have noticed a few babies of something on a separate rock. I am really hoping these are baby star polyps and not aiptasia, can someone help me ID these?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so awhile back I got a frag of star polyps. After reading up about them I learned that they are very easy to grow and can over take a tank. So I placed the frag on a rock and kept the rock away from the main rock structure of the tank. The rock is now completely covered in the polys and they...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everybody! I just put my first corals in my 14 gallon biocube! I have a torch, xenia and a gsp! Here are some pics. Will the gsp grow over the frag disk? i dont like the look of it. I would really like some advice on hou to make the tank look better(moving corals, adding corals, adding fish...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    The star polyp was doing amazing for about 2 weeks and then out of nowhere never comes out anymore except for that one little star. http://i.imgur.com/hNcl7JX.jpg This coral, forgot what it's called (Duncan maybe?), comes out fully sometimes, but other times completely shrivels up or looks...
  6. Reef Fish
    So I just added my first few additions to my new 50 gallon soon to be reef tank and I have a few questions. Yesterday I added 1 true perc clown and he is doing very well (eating,swimming in rocks, sleeping, etc). I also added 9 small blue leg hermit crabs and 4 large nasarrius snails to help...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    2 things. The first picture, what are these? Hydroids? Are they bad? My LPS coral was dead before I got it. Second picture. This is my green star polyp i've had for about a month now. It was ontop of a rock but then my turbo snail knocked it down. I forgot about it for a couple days and then I...
  8. "Soft" corals
    What are the little bubbly flowers? bubbly by BabinD, on Flickr
  9. General Reef Discussion
    okay. so, i got water in my 20 gallon tank last saturday. it's been a week, and i had just water in my tank for about three days. so on tuesday i went and bought live rock and sand, not very much of it either. 1 20 lb. bag of sand, and like 5 pounds of live rock and a big 16 lb piece of dried...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I got a star polyp colony form my lfs about two weeks ago. When I got it the rock that it was on was nice and solid. Recently I started noticing that some of the polyps weren't opening and then I also noticed what looks like a cotton like substance between the stems. (See picture. ) Three...
  11. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    Large piece of polyp on rock with red tube worms underneath. Trade for frags preferrably or free. Growing like crazy! Too big for my tank.
  12. "Soft" corals
    Our green stars have been happy and healthy. They have been spreading nicely...but they have not opened in about a week so far and now turning brown. Parameters are good. Light is good. Flow is good. Only a couple sponges are new additions. There's even another rock with them that is still...
  13. Crustaceans
    Has any one experienced a scarlet crab eating their star polyps? Here's my story... I have what was a beautiful, full, long-tenticled metallic green star polyp that open very nicely for about a month. Then it went into hiding. I tried everything I could think of to get it to open again- even...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I have had a fragment of green star polyps for the past 3 months and it is not growing or expanding, i was told that these flourish fairly easily. Everyday they open fully but they do not expand and grow. All my other corals are growing beautifully i just cant seem to get these to grow...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So I just started my first tank in Jan. a 29G BioCube. I have some star polyps that were doing very well for a while and in the last month I've noticed that they stopped growing and looks to be separating. I don't know why this would be happening. My levels are all good and the polyps are...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys i purchased a star polyp frag from a LFS 2 days ago, it looked great in their display, since it has been in my display the polyps have not opened. I have placed it about 1/2 way up in my tank about 12in below my lighting with good water flow. I have a 20g cube tank with PC lighting. 36w...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I think I caught my mithrax eating star polyps. Is this something mithrax would do? I have seen him picking over zoa before but I thought he was just eating stuff off of them but some star polyps are missing now :(
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have some frog spawn and some green star polyp. It was growing and opened real pretty and now the green star is starting to waste away. The frog spawn stays closed pretty much. I did a water change last week end and my parameters were: Ammonia----0 pH-----8.2 Nitrite-----0 Nitrate----0...
  19. General classifieds
    I need to make room in my tank for more SPS. I am selling a bunch of stuff from my tank. I have: Green star polyps (not the neon ones but the forest green ones) 2 Breeding Chromis Orange Zoas a few eagle eyes finger leathers army sand camo palys baby blue eyed zoas powder blue palys...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Not sure I am in the right forum, but I have a question. Can anyone tell me what this is? And is it bad to have in our tank? Thanks ;)
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