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Old 09-01-10, 11:20
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I control them with tweezers and literally scrape the coral from LR. You are lucky if the corals simply peels off. However, most of the time it does not. Hence, scraping creates a mess in the tank. I have read somewhere that there is a nudibranch that eats green star polyps. I do not want to take a risk in my tank in case it eats something else as well. In your case, you may want to experiment with it.

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Old 09-01-10, 15:34
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As you can see i have the same problem, the green star polyps have gone wild (all from a 4" piece, they have now overun my RSM tank.



Any ideas how i can control them? This photo was taken in November last year they have spread further now.
that's mad! Maybe selling the individual rocks as GSP coral and buying new rock would be the easiest route out of that one.
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Old 11-01-10, 19:07
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Lmao thats mental!!!!!!! U want some of my green asterina star fish???? They are destroying my GSP to bits! they have just taken a VERY BIG liking to it. Gutted it was a forest of them now its 20 polyps max!

Im in london tho. could post lol but i dont know if they would make it.
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Old 14-01-10, 09:37
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the thing I dont understand is - how do you let it get that bad in the first place? did you not look at the tank for a month or something?
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Old 14-01-10, 12:24
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Swap with someone for plain live rock or peel off the mat and sell it.
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Old 14-01-10, 12:51
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i covered mine with milliput in the end but you'd need a whole lot of milliput to cover that tank.lol
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Old 14-01-10, 15:59
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i covered mine with milliput in the end but you'd need a whole lot of milliput to cover that tank.lol
Remember using milliput in large quantities can take all the oxygen out of the water and suffocate your livestock!
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I use mushrooms (not the supermarket button type )
Make yourself a nice set of single mushrooms on little bits of rocks. (i use alfagrog for this)
The position them around the stuff you want to contain...nothing like using chemical warfare to your advantage
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I have done the same, though not on purpose! As my tank matured my GSP got contained by mushrooms, frogspawn, plating monti (by blocking light) and zoas, which are slowly growing over them in one area.
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Old 25-01-10, 14:47
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As you can see i have the same problem, the green star polyps have gone wild (all from a 4" piece, they have now overun my RSM tank.



Any ideas how i can control them? This photo was taken in November last year they have spread further now.
But this is looking great!!!
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