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Old 01/06/2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Thinking Of Getting A Chalice

I'M THINKING ON GETTING A CHALICE FOR MY TANK HOW HARD ARE THEY TO TAKE CARE OF? I HEAR DIFFERENT ANSWERS FROM EVERYONE I TALK TO


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Old 01/06/2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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what else in your tank do you have LPS wise? What type of lighting and flow?


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Old 01/06/2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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I HAVE MH LIGHTS AND I HAVE 2 LORDS IN THERE RIGHT NOW


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Old 01/07/2008, 12:00 AM   #4
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Ive always found them to be really hardy. They do seem to prefer indirect light- many types grow on vertical reef walls where they dont get full sun beating down on them. Ive never really noticed much affect from low vs high waterflow.

Keep your basic water parameters in line and I dont see why you wouldnt do alright with them.

BTW- turn off the CAPSLOCK! lol... forum etiquette- youre yelling.. haha


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Old 01/07/2008, 08:41 AM   #5
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sorry for the caps, and thanks for the info.


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Old 01/07/2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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Mine like to eat well too.


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Old 01/07/2008, 11:51 AM   #7
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My chalice has been really hardy. It even survived a tank crash. I lost all my SPS along with a couple of fish. Only survivors were a few LPS (with the chalice being one of them).

I keep mine on the floor in the corner of the tank where it doesn't get too much light, but it does get a decent amount of flow.


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Old 01/07/2008, 11:56 AM   #8
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One thing they won't survive is laying face-down in the sand for any period of time.


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Old 01/07/2008, 02:49 PM   #9
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well really nothing will live face down in the sand


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Old 01/07/2008, 03:50 PM   #10
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I've picked up plenty of corals that had been face down overnight that were fine.


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Old 01/07/2008, 09:04 PM   #11
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I've keeped them in high light and low light...lower light seems to give them more color variations...they do need decent flow to blow off their slim they can produce....but definately more hardy than most....


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Old 01/07/2008, 09:44 PM   #12
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I've picked up plenty of corals that had been face down overnight that were fine.
But they were pretty upset huh?

I don't know why but some chalices do very well in my tank and others dont.


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Old 01/10/2008, 12:29 PM   #13
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Maybe a dumb question.. I have a couple of smaller echino in my 26 reef under MH and am starting up a BC8 in my office. I am moving my pollyps and shrooms over.. can they be moved as well? Will they survive/grow under stock PC lighting?

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