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  1. frankie fish

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    Can anybody pls tell me,why am i struggling to grow a xenia,gsp colony?I am running 2x150w mh's(14k),4x54w T5(2xatinic). I have medium waterflow,waterprams look good,i'm also having phosgaurd and purigen. The current corals are doing well,these are zoa's,2xbubble tips,some brown unknown softies(kinda looks like xenia,but collected it from kzn). Any idea why i'm struggling,coz ultimately i want my rear pane covered with gsp.:blush::yeahdude::whistling::whistling:
     
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  3. jaquesdp08

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    xenia loves iodine. try to supplement with iodine but not to much otherwise you will have algae issues
     
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    How long have you had these corals in your tank? Most covering corals like zoa's and xenias have to be left alone and must be in the tank for at least 4 months before you will see arapid growth in them. Also xenias and zoa's grow better in a bit of "filtyhy" water, making the tank totally free of nitrates and phosphates could cause a decrease in growth rates as they use these to grow.
     
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    Maybe a chemical warfare is taking place in your tank. How close are the corals placed?
    My GSP also struggled, but since I moved it further from other corals it started looking better.
     
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    frankie fish Thread Starter

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    I am dosing iodine(red sea),then calsium and magnesium
     
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    The zoa's are more than 3years now,as they split ect,i moved them around,and the space between corals is huge,as i have a 1800x600 tank. let me try and upload a pic
     
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    Xenia do not like temp 27c and over.
     
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    temp may be a issue,coz mine runs at about 27-29. I'm looking for those clip-on fans to lower the temp,who stock those?
     
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    why not just use pc fans, available from any pc shop for cheap
     
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    Yeah your tempreture is way too high sir :eek:

    You can buy those little fans frommost LFS but I must admit I saw a few for sale at "Wild on Pets" next to the Greenstone Shopping Centre above Edenvale. I think they were around R200.00 to R300.00 :thumbup:
     
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    Have you tried any of these methods given to you last week...? Most LFS have "clip on's"...you don't have a sump to try at least the frozen coke bottle..? That Tank Temp really is high...perfect conditions for Whitspot..if I'm not mistaken...
    Cooling options - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    Good advice already given :thumbup:
     
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    you could feed a bit more
     
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    High temp causes whitespot to pop off of fish and move into next phase
     
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    So high temp is not the "ideal breeding ground" so to speak, for Whitespot? Hmmm learned something new..then what did I read about Whitespot and high temp.?..maybe it was the "next phase"...
     
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    Not hijacking the thread, but for the life of me, I cannot get GSP to grow. In both my previous setups, it almost took over, growing everywhere. But now.... Nothing. And all the other coral are doing great LPS, SPS,Zoas, Xenias etc, except for GSP and some softies
     
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    Yip , also have issues with them
     
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    nitrate's
     
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    Well here's what I've noticed regarding my GSP, ever since I started running my N&P reactor they not spreading as fast as they used to... my 2c
     
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    it took a while for my GSP to start and now it seems to be motoring along
     
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