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Old 12/31/2007, 11:05 AM
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my first lps whats everyone think

just got these two corals the other dat and wanted some opinions.

frogspawn
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/...spawn1-med.JPG

brain
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/...rain_1-med.JPG

the brain dosent look as "puffy" as others that ive seen. does it look healthy?
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Old 12/31/2007, 12:17 PM
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Thought I would post these as images for you. These are good beginner corals. With moderate light and good water flow they should do great.


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Old 12/31/2007, 12:28 PM
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Nice peices, specially like the brain, nice colors!!
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:00 PM
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What a neat looking Trachyphyllia. I've seen one other like it, but the red was replaced by day-glo pink.

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Old 12/31/2007, 11:04 PM
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I really like the brain, it does look a bit deflated but it is probably just getting used to your tank.
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:59 PM
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I hope your brain does well, my new one looks about the same.

Nice euphyllia!
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Old 01/01/2008, 06:04 AM
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That brain has a lot of potential. I'd like to see another picture of it in a couple weeks. What kind of lighting do you have?
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Old 01/01/2008, 03:13 PM
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i have 260 watt pc lights 2 10000k and 2 actinic 65watts a piece. its starting to look better. starting to see the very tips of the feeder tenticles
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Old 01/01/2008, 03:15 PM
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I think the Trachyphyllia looks a little bleached. You should keep it in reduced light until it darkens up and try offering it medium sized meaty food items.
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Old 01/01/2008, 04:44 PM
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very nice how much were they?
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Old 01/01/2008, 05:00 PM
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frogspawn was 20$ trach was 50$
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Old 01/01/2008, 07:31 PM
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That is a really nice brain i like the colors. It will take about 4-5 days for it to open up that is what happened with mine.
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Old 01/01/2008, 07:34 PM
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Old 01/01/2008, 08:40 PM
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Feed them well. You need a lot more light for that brain IMO. I had the same lighting & after a year they receded to the point ot almost death. I loaned them to a friend w/MH & after I set up my new tank with T5s went & got them. They looked fantastic & look even better, a year later in my tnak.
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Old 01/01/2008, 09:38 PM
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Were do you have it placed in the tank?
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:09 PM
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i have the trach on the substrate and the frogspawn about 5" from the surface
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:10 PM
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how do i feed the trach if the feeder tenticles are not all the way out? do i just sit it near the mouth and it will take it?
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:14 PM
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Turn off the pumps & put food on the mouth/s. For the frogspawn, just squirt food at it & it will bring the food to it's mouth.
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Old 01/02/2008, 04:58 PM
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If I put food directly on my trach and it's tentacles aren't up, I have some critters -- one very agressive peppermint shrimp in particular -- who will try to swipe it before the trach can react.

But it's usually pretty easy for me to induce its tentacles to come out. What works for me is to make sure the lights in my room are on when the lights on the tank go out. I turn off the pumps and, about 30 minutes later, broadcast food into the tank from the top in the general area above the trach. Usually, within about 10 minutes, the tentacles come up, and I just place a small piece of krill or something directly on them.

I don't do this too often, though.
 

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