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Old 01/11/2008, 11:30 AM
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carnation coral

i know it was a mistake to get this, but is it true that this coral needs to be upside down or side ways?
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:32 AM
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I don't think it matters much because from what I've read on them, they very seldom survive in captivity anyway.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:35 AM
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I can't keep one alive for very long. It takes a special effort and feeding which are not readlily availbale and to some degree unknown. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:59 AM
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it would be cool to have one in a really small tank. like 2-5 gallons,as they require 3-5 feedings a day and that will wreak havock on your system. they need no light so it would be a cheaper species tank.
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Old 01/11/2008, 02:52 PM
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Good luck with it. I made the same mistake and bought one when I started. It's one of those corals that shouldn't be sold in the trade in my opinion. I've heard they do better upside down, and that they don't need light. So I placed mine upside in a cave. Part of it was shaded, part under the light. In the long run it didn't made a difference. I would say get a good picture of it now, and warn people against buying them in the future
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Old 01/11/2008, 03:02 PM
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I remember hearing all the same things about sps corals years agoo (15 or so years ago)
I'd say we're getting close to figuring them out.

My bet dendros will be next years big thing.
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hers a few pics from a friends tank that they have been living in and growing well for pas a year now.




and some from my tank


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Old 01/11/2008, 03:16 PM
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It likes low light levels. I had one for about a year. Tough to keep.
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Old 01/11/2008, 03:21 PM
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I've got one, it gives great color and its been doing ok. I don't know how long it will last
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Old 01/11/2008, 03:54 PM
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Kreeger 1 Love the pictures. Thanyou for sharing them, Looks like an all non photosynthetic tank. What does your friend feed them? I hope you're right and ways are found to keep them sucessfully.
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:13 PM
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I feed reeds food, shellfish diet and roti feast. I also feed a homemade mix. I feed the tank 3 times a day
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:39 PM
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That is an incredible tank. I have seen these corals in the wild many times and they are incredibly beautiful. In the wild, I see them in areas of relatively low flow and even slightly murky water. Often on the leeward side of shipwrecks. Great pictures.
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Old 01/11/2008, 05:15 PM
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The tanks I've seen that have been successful are dedicated non-photosynthetic tanks. The key seems to be to drastically over-feed, but have some method to remove the excess food before it decays. Just because it can be done, doesn't mean I have any desire to do that much work
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:02 PM
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i have a few frags under 20k mh, the ones i put upside down that would inflate themselves right side up making a U shape. i think it does better put right side up. i have them for about 3 months now, the frags are doing pretty good, slowly growing.
 

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