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    green star polyps HELP???

    I recently purchsed some live rock which were covered in green star polyps, they were almost dead when i got them, I was hoping they would come back but they are not. The tissue from them is now completely grey and starting to peel off the rocks. The qeustion is, will they produce a lot of nitrate. Should I romove the rocks from the tank and perhaps scrape the dead tissue off. I have noticed my nitrates climb but I have had this problem since the tank started and I don't now if the star polyps are the cause. Any info would be great.

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    kinda hard to tell, it would definately add some nitrate, depends on how much is dying or is to die, how big the tank. i'd reccomend dumping some cycle in...
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    the tank is a 77 gal and there is 2 rocks covered in it about 7 inches in diameter. I would really rather not ad chemicals to the tank if I don't have to. I think I am just going to remove the rocks and try and get as much of the dead tissue off as possible.

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    Originally posted by wayn496
    . I think I am just going to remove the rocks and try and get as much of the dead tissue off as possible.

    the perfect solution.
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    I would agree with taking the dead stuff out. Anything that dies and sits in the water can cause problems with nitrate and ammonia. Leaving it in could hurt you, but taking it out leaves you with no risk, and prettier rocks!

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    well it is done. I removed most of the dead tissue. Thnanks for all the imput.

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