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    UGH! Star pollops

    For crying out loud I can't even remember how to spell pollop. Anyways I can not seem to place this rock properly or something, they seem to die on me. Please tell where should they go, how much current and light! Everything else I have does great and when I got this one it was ful and now, well lets just say not so good.
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    Thats ok mudpie.POLYP.....We all make spelling errors.We know what you mean.
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    oh I placed my star polyp in the middle of the tank it gets mediumflow and it is spreading like crazy.You may just have to play around with it until it is happy.But everytime I move or disturb mine they closes up for a day or two.So they may not be dieing on you just closing up cause htey are being touched.But maybe someone here on the forum has a better answer for you.
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    I have a couple of Star Polyp rocks, The best I can say is they don't like strong flow. Mine are about half way up the tank, and not directly under any filters or powerheads. Do you feed them? With what and how often?
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    Ditto, I have several kinds, all in low to medium flow areas. I have them mid way up in the tank under my VHOs.

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    OH GOD, what do I feed them???????
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    I feed mostly Phyto-plankton. It's just a small bottle of green liquid. I keep it in the fridge and give the tank a couple of squirts every day! I also have another type of Filter feed food but I can't remember the name right now. If your not feed them then that could be why they are not doing so well. Don't worry though, they are tough and should bounce back!
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    phew!!!! I buy a bag of Rotifers and a bag of phytoplankton "reef crew" alternating every 2 weeks. Is that ok?
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    hey piatchie, where do you get your Phyto-plankton??
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    I have to throw star polyp out of my tank because it just takes over, they like iodine rich water, and nutrient rich, in my experience they grow under any light
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