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    I've had this nice piece of GSP for almost a month and it's been waving in the current constantly while the lights are on until two days ago. I've checked my ammonia and nitrate levels several times and they are always 0 ppm for both. I have done two partial water changes in the last two days thinking some new reef mix might do the trick but no go. I have moved the coral to another location closer to a power head hoping for a change, nothing.

    Does soft polyp coral do this at times or is there something else I'm missing. The other polyp coral rock I have is open and expanding. I do feed these corals a liquid coral food called "Fuel" which is what was recommended by Big Als once every week.
    The only thing I noticed before this coral closed up was one evening my skunk cleaner shrimp was picking through the coral and found what looked like a small ball of something he spent a few minutes rotating around his claws until it disappeared into him. He was going back to that coral a few times every hour to scavenge through it for the next day but I didn't see him eat anything again. During this time the green star polyps remained out and open.
    My salinity is stable at 1.026 in this set-up. I'm open for suggestions. Thanks.
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    Mine used to close up for a day or so as well. I would test the water each time it happened and the only thing that would be off (as compaired to the normal for the tank) was the dKH dropping from ~9.2 to ~8.6 and the Mag dropping from ~1350ppm to ~1200ppm. I don't know if the levels changing PO'd the corals or not for a fact, but once I stablized those parameters it never happened again. It could alos be due to those level also helping your Cal and pH to become even more stable. As it stopped, I never looked into it any more
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
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    Thanks Cliff for something to start with. I will check those levels tomorrow. The dKH I have covered the Mag test I'll have to check into.

    I have read that softies sometimes do this for different reasons but come back with a bang. Still hopeful.
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    Yesterday eveing when I came home my GSP were back out and looking great. Dont know why they covered up. All is good for now, Thanks.
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