Lumo not so lumo green star polyps

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  1. Seabass

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    Anyone know why LUMO GSP would look like this in my DT
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    But in another tank look like this?
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    it would be as a result of food fed nutrients available that obviously differ from system to system..

    lighting will of course also be an issue...
     
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    My first guess was sorcery, but leslie's answer seems reasonable too :)
     
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    Thanks Les

    Of the 2 points mentioned I would assume it is nutrient related. It's just strange that the tank with the brown gsp has similar coral in it and there colours are the same if not better for some of the corals in my DT. Anyway I was just looking for ideas.
     
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    Thanks Selwyn, better google and do some research on dark arts.
     
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    there alot to consier but other ideas that spring to mind are possible chemical warefare between corals, a more potent toxic coral could be placed in such a manner that its effluient is being blown in that gsp's direction but perhaps predatation from fish could also be an unseen issue? mabe the coral is trying to blend in to the colours of others around it to make it look less tasty?

    and then dont forget mutations, i have seen corals from the same colony that have been fragged display a variety of differences in the same tank

    im assuming the flow is low in the tank in pic 2? that would account for the longer extention in the polyps?
     
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    Thought chemical attack. And yes the flow is very low in the 2nd pic tank.

    So not as easy as the cause is x.

    Shot.
     
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    Or...or...it's cause Pierre has his white lights off and the other guy doesn't!
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    My feelings though are its more lighting related...what is the lighting like over pic 2?
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    Funny guy mark, but no, his are brown. Mine are green. Does not matter which lights are on.
     
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    Lighting is similar to mine, except his is 4 t's and mine are 6. Other corals in his tank do look better than mine. Colour is better, he does have more blue t5's.
     
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    Please tell me these look normal?

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    Yes they do.
     
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    Cool...

    I noticed the second pic being displayed is actually brown star polyps...but they open longer but do not extend like the gsp...
     
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    No, they are both gsp, 2nd one is a frag from the first one. Thus my question as to why one looks lumo green and the other is looking brown.
     
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    I still think light could be an issue...you can see the green is there, but very pale...I remember reading once that GSP's like a lot of light...may be its the wrong combo of tubes or his tubes are old?

    They look normal...just a different varient to the ones posted above...you get lots of different types of GSP's.
     
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    His tubes are new, I hope he figures it out or that they colour up. Maybe move them to another spot.
     
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    What make are they? Who is it anyway?

    ...ya maybe trying a different spot will work.
     
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    A Huge thank you to Mr. Seabass for posting the picture for me as i have no clue how to.

    And many thanks for the replies.

    My lights are pretty new, been replacing them a month at a time for the past 4 months. All my corals are bright and doing well. Im not saying my GSP are not doing well, the frag has doubled in size after 3 months, the purple crusting is movining faster than i expected. Its just that its almost totally lost the green.

    I have now moved it to another spot in the tank, from the top to the bottom. I hope this helps. :(
     
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    Reading a week ago when I tested them.
    SG 1,027 bit high
    Alk 7,7dkh fine
    Ca 480ppm bit high
    Mg 1440ppm bit high
    No3 50 - 100ppm same as mine
    Po4 0,03 - 0,1ppm fine, better than mine.
     
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