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Postby irishneo on 07 Apr 2011 20:23

just bought a plops coral
pup it in my tank and the heads wont come out now :(
does it need a few days to settle in
all my tests are bang on any help please
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Re: help

Postby paul .... on 07 Apr 2011 20:29

no expert on the marines man ut usually any coral or fish for the matter need time to settle ;) all the stress of being moved and all :!: im sure 1 of the experienced lads will give you a straight answer but im pretty sure its just freeked
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Postby Will@PowderBlue on 07 Apr 2011 21:52

What type of coral is it? Most corals do need anything up to a week but 2-3 days is usually the norm!
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Re: help

Postby irishneo on 07 Apr 2011 22:21

its a button plop
i assume if it dies my no3 will go through the roof
so should i test everyday then?
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Postby paul .... on 07 Apr 2011 22:29

irishneo wrote:its a button plop
i assume if it dies my no3 will go through the roof
so should i test everyday then?

if it dies and only if!!!!!! than ye rip it out of your tank no need for it to be there and test your water just keep an eye on it for now a test wouldnt hurt for piece of mind ;)
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Re: help

Postby gerr on 07 Apr 2011 22:57

Can take up to a week or more to open wouldnt be too worried about it just yet.
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Re: help

Postby irishneo on 07 Apr 2011 23:14

ok thanks lads
hope it works out as its my first one :)
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Postby gerr on 07 Apr 2011 23:17

did you buy it in a lfs. if so was it open then
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Postby irishneo on 07 Apr 2011 23:24

yeah and it was open looking healthy
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Re: help

Postby gerr on 07 Apr 2011 23:25

should open in a few days so
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Re: help

Postby Anthony on 08 Apr 2011 07:56

Where have you positioned it in the tank.
It could be getting to much light or to much current.
The Corals are almost bullet proof but I would test the water anyway.
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Re: help

Postby irishneo on 08 Apr 2011 08:36

middle of the reef
not that much waterflow in there
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Postby Will@PowderBlue on 08 Apr 2011 18:54

Give it up to a week. As long as it not getting "blasted" by current but has a gentle flow it will beHow long did you acclimatise it for?
Whats your ph?
salinity?

therre the 3 main things for coral intro!
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Re: help

Postby Birdie on 08 Apr 2011 21:56

I remember when I bought button polyps they did the same thing but opened after a day or two, it was the same for my green star polyps. It helps if they are near the lights ( depending on strength) and not blasted. I would keep checking the water parameters to make sure everything is ok. Are they near any other coral?
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Re: help

Postby billy ocean on 08 Apr 2011 22:22

Remember everything GOOD happens slowly in this game the only thing that happen fast are BAD :twisted: :roll:

Take your time give it a couple of days and see how you get on if your still not sure take it from the water and smell it and you'll know then how its doing.

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