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Matt L

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  1. Moving a 5 gallon tank

    Awesome advice guys I really appreciate it. I still haven't moved it yet I've been so busy. So this may be a dumb question but will replacing sand mean it will have to cycle again? Will i go through the diatom stage again?Thanks again.
  2. Moving a 5 gallon tank

    Awesome thanks for the input
  3. Moving a 5 gallon tank

    Ok thanks alot. Just double checking to see if there were better ways to do it. So all coral and fish should be fine?
  4. I need to move a 5 gal. Is it ok to just unplug everything and take a 30 minute drive? I planned on lowering the water level about halfway and leaving everything in the tank. Is this a bad idea?
  5. I guess I asked for this one 😂
  6. So the palys are dropping these? What is it exactly?
  7. Hey guys. Anybody know what these are? I keep finding them around the palys. They're about the same size as pellet food. And I don't feed pellets. Thanks
  8. Star polyps randomly not opening

    Me too! It really is. It makes the tank look great when it's open. I've had several people say it's way too much for the tank and takes away from other corals. Personal preference i guess. They're so damn ugly when they close though!
  9. Star polyps randomly not opening

    Yeah im gonna have to start cutting him back soon lol. I'm not seeing growth in the other gsp like I do the big one. Yeah I'll just be patient with it. I've just been freaking out bc this thing never closes. Thanks for the response tilton
  10. Star polyps randomly not opening

    Yeah from what I've read these things are unstoppable. And the other gsp frag next to it is doing fine. I cleaned him off earlier. I guess I'll just wait and see. So is it normal for corals to get like this from time to time? Ive tested and done the normal water change and everything checks out. Thanks alot for the response!
  11. Star polyps randomly not opening

    Haha I know. It's out of control. It's one of my favorite corals though. And as you can see I go after easy corals. Ive had this one for about 6 months. It has doubled in size. I watch it grow every week. Being such a big piece in the tank I'm bummed that it's not opening now. It makes the tank look like crap. I just cant think of anything that would cause this to happen
  12. Hey guys. Anybody have any input on this? I've attached a picture of the tank to see everything else is doing fine. This star polyp is always the first coral to open in the tank and even stays open with no lights all day. All of the sudden it has been closed the past 2 days. I added a plating coral the day before this started but it is pretty far away and no other corals seem to be affected. Will this coral shed similar to a leather? Can't seem to figure out wht could be the problem. Water parameters are great.
  13. How much phyto should I be dosing?

    Yeah I was wondering if fuel was kind of a waste now that I'm doing the phyto. I'll cut back on that. I've read mixed reviews on it. Some say they see the benefits some say they see none.
  14. How much phyto should I be dosing?

    Wow thanks guys! This is great info for me. That makes sense, being a beginner with the corals I thought that phosphates were just bad period. I use fuel about twice a week what are your thoughts on that? I've dosed this since the beginning and I have never been able to tell if this is really beneficial or noticed change in the corals bc they have never gone without It.
  15. How much phyto should I be dosing?

    Thanks Jeff. I didn't think to get on their website. The bottle didn't offer much info. That helps alot. As far as the phosphate remover do you think there are downsides to going overboard on this in particular? And my nitrates stay around 10 so I don't think anything is really lowering that number other than water changes.