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Old 01/09/2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Cool new coral today

I got this coral today at my lfs the picture dosn't due it justice

orange cauliflower coral



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Old 01/09/2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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You may want to read this:
http://www.asira.org/carnationcoral


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, i know the are very hard to keep but i figured i would give it my best shot and see what happens, there are many situations where diffult corals somehow survive and easy ones don't so will see


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Old 01/10/2008, 06:17 AM   #4
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They are beautiful corals. Best of luck with it......


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Old 01/10/2008, 06:26 AM   #5
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feed it phyto feast 3-5 times per day. It needs strong laminar flow too. thats a big key to the success of them. also feed roti feast everyday too.
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:56 PM   #6
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Not an expert on these but I know that they need a LOT of food which will usually lead to MAJOR excess nutrient levels (ie very dirty tank). Good luck though...


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Old 01/10/2008, 07:34 PM   #7
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i reaquascape, Kreeger1 what is laminar flow?




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Old 01/10/2008, 07:44 PM   #8
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laminar flow is dispersed flow. not a conventional powerhead those are more of a direct flow. more like the tunze or korilias. you can get the fitting from hydore to convert your powerhead to laminar flow.


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:13 PM   #9
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actually laminar is from one direction only, it can come from any source ie powerheads, returns, stream pumps. But ts coming from one direction not random side to side from wave makers or the like.

That sure is a nice dendro/scerlo

Does the coral have little white pieces inside the skin of the coral...sort of like little thin rice pieces?
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:29 PM   #10
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Cool coral, good luck you are going to need it.
Both you guys are wrong about laminar flow btw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminar_flow


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:33 AM   #11
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Thats pretty much what I said, one direction not turbulent like a wave maker.
To recreate laminar flow in tanks, the flow needs to come from one side of the tank only and not bounce off the walls to create a random pattern
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Old 01/11/2008, 01:25 PM   #12
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Thats pretty much what I said, one direction not turbulent like a wave maker.
To recreate laminar flow in tanks, the flow needs to come from one side of the tank only and not bounce off the walls to create a random pattern
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Huh? Re-read that link. Its not at all what you guys think it is. Not sure how this thread got so hijacked heh. Cool looking coral though.


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Old 01/11/2008, 02:10 PM   #13
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I keep those corals, just telling it like it is and what works. That link isn't a bible for what laminar flow is anyways. thats just wikipedia


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:30 PM   #14
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wikipedia is a terrible source for information. 75% of there crap is wrong.


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:45 PM   #15
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Are they found upside down in the wild?


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:46 PM   #16
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Some are some aren't the ones I've down upside down turn themselves right side up after 2-3 months
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:26 PM   #17
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Erik thanks for the info , if you look in the second photo i posted to the right youll see a small powerhead the blows straight in one direction. and to answer your question yes there is white flakes that look like rice under the white part of the coral


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:28 PM   #18
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Nice, that s a beaut!
Heres a couple of mine





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Old 01/12/2008, 07:39 PM   #19
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Erik nice corals, i have a couple questions .
1. how do you get them to attach them selves to the rock upside down? i have mine lightly tied up is that bad?
2. Since you feed so much how do you control your water quality?


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Old 01/12/2008, 08:34 PM   #20
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I don't believe the phyto i feed does not cause water quality issues. It's just a observation Or a good guess I have but I feel the phyto out competes the other algae sources for possible phosphate issues. It sort of consumes the bad stuff before other algaes in the tank have a chance to use them.
The 6 months I had my 54 corner tank up I might of had to clean the glass maybe 10 times. Compared to my other tanks in past were it was 3 times a week. And its not like I kept the tank dark either, I ran a double ended 250 mh for 4 hours a day over the tank and two t5 lights on it for 10 hours a day.
The 360 gal tank has been up for a little over a month now and it has neeed the front cleaned a few times. Once due to diatoms on the front pane, the others due to some coral like spawnings all over the front. Almost looked like hydroids but I know they were coral larva.

That upside down coral in the picture did turn itself upright within 2 months.
What I have noticed in these corals is they are highly aggressive. The smaller dendro "nub" on that rock stretched out over the corse of a few weeks to attack another dendro. It actually had the scerlites in the coral move towards the tips and act as a stabbing type attack. It would scratch the other dendro in a way to get it to close up or to kill it I'd guess.... Pretty cool IMO. A coral that is said to not be able to survive actually taking on a fighting mechanism.
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