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PirateLove
09/24/2017, 02:56 PM
I picked up some super bright green gsp for my new tank yesterday and today it is not open and looks kind of brown. This happened with the last frag I bought.

I just did the hour long testing and Alk is 7.1, Mag 1300, Calcium 360. I am using aqua forest salt. What am I doing WRONG? :mixed:

reefrf
09/24/2017, 03:24 PM
What happened with the last frag?

Just give it some time. Very normal for GSP. Iíve seen it take a few days to open. [emoji1303]


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Ifeelsick
09/24/2017, 03:48 PM
Mine opened straight away. When was the last time you did a water change?

homer1475
09/24/2017, 03:58 PM
Hour long tests? I takes all of 5 minutes to run the big three. If I have to do PO4 and NO3, it takes about 10 minutes.

But at any rate, it's completely normal for GSP to stay closed for a few days when added to a new tank. As long as it's not withering away, just give it some time. eventually you'll wish you never bought it.

Optionman
09/24/2017, 04:19 PM
Itís beautiful. Take my advice and remove it and donít replace it. No xenia or Kenya tree either.


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Rilelen
09/24/2017, 04:29 PM
I do love me some xenia & kenya tree....which is lucky, cause if you have some, you will soon have...lots. And lots. And lots.

Optionman
09/24/2017, 04:32 PM
I have lots and lots and lots of all three. Itís fun to watch GSP overtake and grow over xenia and Kenya teee.


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PirateLove
09/24/2017, 05:41 PM
I know its not a popular coral but it's just super duper neon and I am keeping it on an isolated rock.

The last frag just like melted away after turning brown with no polyps showing (just like this one is doing.) I did a water change an before I added it and checked my parameters today and they are fine. Hopefully it opens up.

aznflyfisherman
09/24/2017, 05:45 PM
I cant grow gsp as well, able to grow other softies, lps n sps fine. I tried three times..

PirateLove
09/24/2017, 06:03 PM
This is what it looks like now. I did not dip it or do anything to make it mad so I figured it would be open a few hours after I put it into the tank.


https://preview.ibb.co/eC7v4Q/IMG_4487.jpg (https://ibb.co/j5KWdk)

Goss
09/24/2017, 06:50 PM
Your Alk should be 9.5 and your calcium should be 400+


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Goss
09/24/2017, 06:52 PM
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Ztous
09/24/2017, 09:08 PM
Higher more light and flow will make it open.

jayball
09/25/2017, 08:17 AM
I know its not a popular coral but it's just super duper neon and I am keeping it on an isolated rock.


Just trim the branches/plates before they drop or reach something else and you'll be fine. Give it a few days with good flow and it should come out.

sde1500
09/25/2017, 09:23 AM
Bring alk and calcium up. But wth are you doing for testing that takes an hour!?!?

AwkwardZombie13
02/26/2018, 11:03 AM
I'm having similar problems! I've been told GSP is a weed, and grows like one too! However mine is puny LOL! I can't seem to get the darn thing to grow. I have multiple other corals/inverts that are all doing SUPER well! Two frogspawn, different mushrooms, four nems, (two condy, two BTA) some pulsing xenia, 1 favia frag....all doing great.... and yet, my GSP is pathetic! Why??? What have I done wrong??

AwkwardZombie13
02/26/2018, 11:07 AM
more pics

alton
02/26/2018, 11:45 AM
Zombie 13 add some more rock and fish. Softies love pollution.

HBtank
02/26/2018, 11:52 AM
It's just lying in wait, planning tank domination.

AwkwardZombie13
02/26/2018, 11:54 AM
Zombie 13 add some more rock and fish. Softies love pollution.

I have 11 different damsels, two snowflake eels, a yellow tang, a maroon clown.... I have quite a bit of rock, but am planning on buying more.... I feed regularly (brine shrimp/mysis/krill for nems and corals and then krill, silverside, scallops, salmon for larger nems/fish with the inclusion of algea sheets for damsels and tang) .....?

AwkwardZombie13
02/26/2018, 11:57 AM
It's just lying in wait, planning tank domination.

LMAO! I'm hoping you're right. Ideally, i'd like to have a good sized colony. Am Involved in a LFS and have added that to a list of stuff that i'm selling to them! I seriously dont understand why it hates me so much!

PanchoG
02/26/2018, 12:41 PM
GSP loves light, give them a good light and water parameters and they will grow like crazy. Keep them isolated or they can overran your tank. Mine are isolated in two islands but still grow over the sand, have to trim them every 3 months.


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AwkwardZombie13
02/26/2018, 12:56 PM
GSP loves light, give them a good light and water parameters and they will grow like crazy. Keep them isolated or they can overran your tank. Mine are isolated in two islands but still grow over the sand, have to trim them every 3 months.


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I'd assume i've got sufficient lighting as my nems are doing great?

PanchoG
02/26/2018, 01:29 PM
I'd assume i've got sufficient lighting as my nems are doing great?



I would say yes, is there any other coral close by who could be bothering him?

If not it seems you would have to give it more time or place it higher in your tank and be careful with its growth.


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alton
02/26/2018, 02:02 PM
LMAO! I'm hoping you're right. Ideally, i'd like to have a good sized colony. Am Involved in a LFS and have added that to a list of stuff that i'm selling to them! I seriously dont understand why it hates me so much!

Move to Texas I have plenty. What are your Phosphate and Nitrate levels? And what size is your tank?

AwkwardZombie13
02/26/2018, 02:17 PM
Move to Texas I have plenty. What are your Phosphate and Nitrate levels? And what size is your tank?

Nitrate is at .3
Phosphate is at .12

AwkwardZombie13
02/26/2018, 02:19 PM
Sorry. 90 gal tank. Maybe it just needs to be higher up. the only thing near it is the pulsing xenia. and not close enough to bother it.

AwkwardZombie13
02/26/2018, 04:13 PM
Maybe i just needed to trash talk it onine? look at it now lol

Optionman
02/26/2018, 05:02 PM
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I wish I couldnít grow it.


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PanchoG
02/26/2018, 08:56 PM
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