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Old 03-02-2012, 06:38 PM
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@Awi- Your dendros only come out when lights are off because they are nocturnal in nature. They have to be trained to open during the daylight. HTH

Started another thread titled "fishman "Dendros" as not to side track this thread. It can be found here:
https://www.manhattanreefs.com/forum/...n-dendros.html
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:25 AM
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Hi guys, sorry it took me a while to respond. Phosphates are around .1 ppm, nitrates are 0, alk is 9, calc is 420, pH is 8.1. Basically, water parameters are not the issue. My LEDs are pretty bright (avg 350 par in the center of my tank) so I moved them to the back corner which gets around 150 par and low flow, but still no improvement. The color is still bright, no receding and the polyps open up, the only issue is the "skirts" don't extend. I'm leaving them there for a week or so and then moving them under the ledge to see how they react to almost no light. I've been target feeding them 2-3x per week with cyclopeez/phytomax, but doesn't seem to help.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:17 PM
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hi i have a duncan in my 3 gal pico and it seems to be doing very well.my lighting is not very strong and i use a penguin 100 bio wheel filter with some chemi-pure elite.sometimes it takes time for new occupants to become acclimated to your system.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:49 PM
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i have my duncans 8 inches under a 250 mh and they are fine... i dont think lighting is an issue. The more lighting i give them the more polyp extension i get.. i also have a well stocked system with high nitrates and they arent bothered.. Hope this helps
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:39 PM
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still no improvement after a week, so I moved them under the rock ledge. Pics under actinic
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:57 PM
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Maybe you can try feeding it PE mysis instead of Cyclopeez? I usually can get a feeding response from my duncans when I wave a cube over them. If it doesn't work though after a couple attempts, I wouldn't be persistent.

Mine are directly 2 feet below a 150W MH so maybe they'll also appreciate a little less light too although they still need a gentle steady flow. Hopefully they'll come out soon...they don't look fully out but at least some of them are out.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:33 AM
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wow

beautiful
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