Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community Archives > Coral Forums > LPS Keepers

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12/20/2007, 01:19 PM
Maximus Maximus is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,776
Aussie Lord placement

Hi guys,
I was just wondering where you have your Aussie lords placed in your tank? The height of your tank would also be nice. Lighting would be great too. Thanks.
__________________
The solution to pollution is dilution!
  #2  
Old 12/20/2007, 01:42 PM
clint conway clint conway is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 22
How's it going Maximus. I've got mine in a frag tank setting. My tank is 12 inches in depth. They sit about mid way up on a rack. There have been alot of people lossing these to recession. I think it's due to the lighting. I used to keep them under assorted halides with not much long term luck. I just recently put them under T5's and they love it. They seem to like alot of blue light. I have 5 blue lamps, and 2 white lamps. They are puffy as can be. Hope this helps you out a bit. Happy holidays to you.
  #3  
Old 12/20/2007, 01:48 PM
Maximus Maximus is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,776
Thanks Clint. Very good to know about the MH issue. Perhaps I should start them out real low. I run 2x250 hqi d/e and 4 t-5 actinics btw. Happy holidays to you too!
__________________
The solution to pollution is dilution!
  #4  
Old 12/20/2007, 02:24 PM
jasper24 jasper24 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 2,031
I keep mine on the lower half of a 25 inch deep tank. I run 2 150W 14K and 4 x 39 T5 actinics. They grow quickly.
__________________
"You don't know me you don't wear my chains".
  #5  
Old 12/20/2007, 02:48 PM
All Delight All Delight is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,931
I keep mine under 150 mh 20k. No tissue recession, some loss of color, but the growth has been great. They are about 12" under the light.
  #6  
Old 12/20/2007, 06:03 PM
gflat65 gflat65 is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montgomery, Al
Posts: 6,725
I had mine under 250W DE's and VHO's in a 125, most were about 14" from the water surface. They all did fine for about 4 months. I've since moved them to their own tank (22g-13"T) under T5's (4-24W). They are really coloring up now...
__________________
Was it for this my life I sought... Maybe so Maybe not.
  #7  
Old 12/20/2007, 06:52 PM
Alexpescado Alexpescado is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island
Posts: 62
Mine are kept in a 40 breeder under a 4 bulb T-5 fixture.

  #8  
Old 12/20/2007, 08:28 PM
anomie anomie is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 90
My goodness! That is very beatiful......
  #9  
Old 12/20/2007, 08:40 PM
All Delight All Delight is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,931
Quote:
Originally posted by Alexpescado
Mine are kept in a 40 breeder under a 4 bulb T-5 fixture.

Thats a nice start............
  #10  
Old 12/20/2007, 09:40 PM
Maximus Maximus is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,776
OMG Alex!! Where did you get that orange/green one!!
__________________
The solution to pollution is dilution!
  #11  
Old 12/20/2007, 09:55 PM
Alexpescado Alexpescado is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island
Posts: 62
i got the orange green one from Captive Reef. They seem to be growing really well for me. I sold some of my other corals so that
this tank could house mostly acans. I have alot of blue in my bulb configuration. They seem to really thrive under this lighting.
  #12  
Old 12/20/2007, 09:57 PM
Maximus Maximus is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,776
I should have known it was from Mike. He always has the best acans!
__________________
The solution to pollution is dilution!
  #13  
Old 12/20/2007, 10:06 PM
Maximus Maximus is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,776
Just got this one today:
__________________
The solution to pollution is dilution!
  #14  
Old 12/20/2007, 10:09 PM
Shawnts106 Shawnts106 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,250
Quote:
Alexpescado
I want to play in your Acan Field!!!!
BEAUTIFUL!
__________________
SOFT CORALS ARE EVIL! LPS AND SPS RULE THE WORLD!!! Wah-ha-ha-ha-ha-haa!
  #15  
Old 12/20/2007, 10:20 PM
chillman chillman is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 101
Alex has one of the nicest and colorful acan collections I have ever seen. It looks even better in person.
  #16  
Old 12/21/2007, 10:15 AM
extinguishfire extinguishfire is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth
Posts: 255
Quote:
Originally posted by Maximus
Just got this one today:
Maximus is that the Japenese acan that Captive reef had? I was going to get it but it sold.
__________________
90 gallon bowfront for a year then upgraded to a 140 gallon in April 2005.
  #17  
Old 12/21/2007, 10:30 AM
Creetin Creetin is offline
Limestone cowboy
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: In a little place i like to call a little place.
Posts: 2,682
Very nice alex.
Max, i have sps and need the 400w 10k's for them, But i do have my acans all the way down in my tank on the floor like an overspill. I added 4 t5-s on an icecap ballast and 3 blue plus and a true actinic. They have been coloring up nicely with the added blues. I did shorten my halide time to 8 hrs, and thinking on lowering it to 7, But the blues is right on, They love the blue! Plus it's cooler looking when things glow!
The sps have been positively reacting to the blues as well. The purples, and greens have been popping more.
__________________
If only common sense was common
  #18  
Old 12/21/2007, 11:36 AM
Marko9 Marko9 is offline
My tank is too full
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: East Sacramento
Posts: 2,544
I beleieve Sang has previous experience with Mike. Maybe something orange.....
__________________
-Mark

To thine own self be true
  #19  
Old 12/21/2007, 01:01 PM
Maximus Maximus is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,776
Hehe, Mike is awesome! Extinguish, yes, that is the same one from Captive Reefs. Thanks again Mark for picking up the echino for me.
__________________
The solution to pollution is dilution!
  #20  
Old 12/21/2007, 02:38 PM
Mr.First Mr.First is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nassau County, NY
Posts: 117
Alex, stop showing off again. J/K
__________________
BF
  #21  
Old 12/21/2007, 10:32 PM
Sheol Sheol is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 921
Sheesh Alex!
First you knock my socks off with that selection of Favia on the Favia thread. Now this! What else do you have to mAKE US ALL INSANELY JEALOUS??!

Matthew
  #22  
Old 12/22/2007, 01:31 PM
chillman chillman is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 101
he has some beautiful zoas too.
  #23  
Old 12/23/2007, 01:52 AM
LCD LCD is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 27
I tried some acans and placed them in the bottom of my 30 inch high tank and i think that I still have way to much light for them because they sort of bleached out. they still puff up and they still eat alot when i feed them, and seem to be growing. I have moved them into more shady spots now. Anyone think that they will recover eventually? In a 400W MH lit tank should they be placed in a cave almost? Or not under MH at all?
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef Central Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2009