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Old 01/24/2008, 07:09 PM   #451
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just ordered my first favia piece. do they grow their own skeleton, or should I put the frag on a rock they can spread to?


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Old 01/25/2008, 12:14 PM   #452
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Old 01/25/2008, 04:52 PM   #453
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Sheol and Nugz~ Thanks!!!

Reefmonger~ I'm really liking that Triplethreat... I'd be interested to know where you picked it up too...

TheMcs~ Dang that thing is hungry... What are you feeding it??? Krill???

Here's a full colony shot of that Favia of mine...




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Old 01/25/2008, 07:09 PM   #454
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ct_vol,

Your welcome, & nice full colony shot!

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That is a superb collection of Favias & Favites. Very colorful ( & very hungry too!!). Wish mine were one quarter that nice. Thanks for the impressive eyecandy.
I'm always hungry for more.

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Old 01/25/2008, 07:13 PM   #455
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Very nice Kerplunk!

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Old 01/28/2008, 09:57 AM   #456
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Old 01/28/2008, 10:43 AM   #457
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Triple threat came from atlantis and ultimate frags. Its my fav favia


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Old 01/28/2008, 03:23 PM   #458
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That's a ridiculous piece SteveOhh.


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Old 01/28/2008, 05:18 PM   #459
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Yeah, its one spectacular Favia.
But I don't think what ReefMonger called is truly appropriate, do you. "Purple Passion" sounds more apt. LOL. ( Just another reason to avoid trade names..)

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Old 01/28/2008, 06:33 PM   #460
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My response was in regards to a few posts above about where my peice came from.


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Old 01/29/2008, 12:55 AM   #461
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Steel blue with pink (I have a much bigger piece but it broke while trying to frag the base rock off. This is the small frag)


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Old 01/29/2008, 07:50 PM   #462
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ReefMonger,

Actually, that isn't the origional reply- Which said "are you refering to that one just pictured?" But Frakin' AOL booted me off. When I got back on later in the day, I forgot that part. Sorry about that.
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Man, that 2nd shot is spectacular! What did daddy look like?

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Old 01/29/2008, 10:13 PM   #463
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Quote:
Originally posted by stewart1019
just ordered my first favia piece. do they grow their own skeleton, or should I put the frag on a rock they can spread to?
I was also wondering the same thing. Can someone help us newbies with this?


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Old 01/30/2008, 08:58 AM   #464
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MAn, you beat me to it IAN. I was going to post pics. Ian and i both went to get the same pieces. Man if you guys just saw the mother colonies, GEEZ.

So can I get the small broken frag then IAN since I didn't get that one. LOL


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Old 01/30/2008, 09:17 AM   #465
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Lol, come over and pick it up if you want it. But yeah the mother colonies were NICE. More pink than my pictures.


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Old 01/30/2008, 01:09 PM   #466
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Man, if ya'll could have seen the chalice's too, monster size.

I would have been broke if I stayed longer.

Ian, I'll take you up on that.


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Old 01/30/2008, 03:23 PM   #467
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Stewart and Sara, I'm pretty sure they grow their own skeleton (I think all LPS do), but someone please correct me if I'm wrong. That's not to say that they won't grow on to the rockwork if that's where they are though.


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Old 01/30/2008, 06:42 PM   #468
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They do/will grow their own skeleton, but it's easier for them to grow onto some other structure.


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Old 01/31/2008, 07:32 AM   #469
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Do Favia's need strong lighting requirement and what's the best placement to position this particualr Coral? Do I need to feed every single mouths or do they 'spread out' the digested food throuhgout their internal system?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01/31/2008, 02:00 PM   #470
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They do grow their own, but they can attach to/encrust LR too.
They are very tolerant of varios levels of light, & not particular. That is in general, individual types/species may have different requirements.
Be aware that they ARE aggressive too, very nice looking sweepers form at night!

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Old 01/31/2008, 02:40 PM   #471
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Thanks for the info. Will they have feeder tentacles come out for feeding?


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Old 01/31/2008, 06:03 PM   #472
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Yes they will Stewart. Some more than others.


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Old 02/02/2008, 09:24 AM   #473
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Right NuGz,

Mine can REALLY "wig out" with sweepers if I put the Reef Plankton cube in the tank. But not always. I don't quite understand that. My Platygyra won't. However, I think that one is doomed & I"m facing the decision to discard it & get a less attractive one. But someone set it might cause my other corals to die.
(I'm also having another hostile Take-over bid from a Rhodactis & a hard coral. So much work, not enough tank time!)

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Old 02/02/2008, 02:15 PM   #474
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i'm showing mine ... not because its pretty ... but because when I got it 2 weeks ago it looked like a big flat leather coral (not kidding) lol
after introduction to my tank i sat him on the sand to adjust to the light-8x39w ATI powermodule so here he is two weeks after intro .
one week:


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Old 02/02/2008, 03:09 PM   #475
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It's definitely improving ret25yo. Post some updated pics in a few weeks.


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