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Old 12/31/2007, 07:03 PM   #1
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experiences with aussy elegance corals

I was just wondering what peoples oppinions of the aussy elegance corals are.Better survivability ?I havent had aney luck with them from other areas and i just got a nice purple tip from australia if this dosent work out im done with them I wont condem aney more to death.


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Old 01/01/2008, 04:03 AM   #2
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I am in the industry here in Australia and I find the elegance here very easy to keep.
I think the trick is medium to lower flow and good feeding with medium lighting and you can't go wrong.


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Old 01/01/2008, 02:11 PM   #3
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I have had mine for 5 months and it is doing great. It's on the bottom of a 24 inch deep tank with 5x39w T5's. I feed it at least once sometimes twice a week with cut up bits of krill. The flow is just enough to move the tentacles around a little bit. It is happy.


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Old 01/02/2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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so far so good the only problem i am having is its in a standard 30 gal with 210 wats of standard and vho lighting now that its settled in its blowing up to about a 10".it was placed dead center of the tank but i had to move it to a corner because it was wanting to shake tenticals with other residents.the color is great id call it a mettalic green w/purple tips and the tentacales are about 3"long.


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Old 01/02/2008, 04:34 PM   #5
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If it is blown up that could be an indication that it is getting too much light. Can you post a picture?


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Old 01/02/2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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In my experience, they are very hardy but needs medium flow for it to expand nicely. Here is mine, three years and going strong;




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Old 01/03/2008, 03:40 AM   #7
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My aussie elegance have been doing great. Got my first one back in April/May 2007 and have gotten several since then. All have stayed very healthy.


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Old 01/03/2008, 05:56 AM   #8
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i will try to post a pic in the next few days. when i say its blowing up i mean it now looks fully expanded, i can see all 5 mouths now im going to try feeding it directly today it snaged some food when i fed the fish before but havent directly fed it yet.


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Old 01/03/2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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In my experience, they are very hardy but needs medium flow for it to expand nicely. Here is mine, three years and going strong;

Beautiful Elegance, but how did you get an Aussie Elegance 3 years ago in Miami Florida? Australia wasn't exporting coral three years ago.


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Old 01/03/2008, 09:59 PM   #10
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My wife bought it at an LFS here in Miami. At first, I was going to return it because I read about the recent short life expectancy on the corals but I decided to give it a shot. I later saw the same coral in DFS website and learned it was an aussie elegance. It is really a beautiful coral and expensive. My wife got it for $30 at the LFS and they go for over $90 at DFS website.

As you can see in the pic, the clowns have also become attached to the elegance.


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Old 01/04/2008, 08:41 AM   #11
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I Have 3 Aussie Elegance in my Main display... They are Gorgeous! Healthy and I have had them for about 6mo.

VERY Hardy (In contrast to the past)


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Old 01/04/2008, 08:56 AM   #12
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very hardy, we get them in the UK

I had an indo one and it died within 1 month

in contrast my aussies are doing great


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Old 01/04/2008, 09:31 AM   #13
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so far so good the only problem i am having is its in a standard 30 gal with 210 wats of standard and vho lighting now that its settled in its blowing up to about a 10".it was placed dead center of the tank but i had to move it to a corner because it was wanting to shake tenticals with other residents.the color is great id call it a mettalic green w/purple tips and the tentacales are about 3"long.
I think it will outgrow your 30 gallon before it dies. They get big...


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Old 01/04/2008, 12:43 PM   #14
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i have had them in the past when you could get healthy indos. it will be moved into my 75 eventualy.thanks for the input though.realy he already looks out of place in the 30.


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