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Old 02-10-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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Advice for keeping coral

Any advice for keeping and maintaing this guy? I hear they are pretty difficult and people cant keep them for more then a year. I add Instant Ocean Reef Accel. every month, sometimes a few times a month, whenever I do a water change. Any help would help!
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I'm hoping you know the name of it.
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Looks like a flower pot coral

Flower Pot Coral - True Red
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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I believe you're right. I was think gon.. gonia.. something. Goniopora I see now.

I'm really still hoping Kelso knew what it was before purchasing. Good way to blow some money picking out something that needs "expert" only care, "perfect water conditions", and that folks told you that they were pretty difficult.

Kelso, having said all that, I've been there when I first got started. This hobby and the excitement is extreme.
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It won't last long anyways. The quantity an size of those aiptasias are pretty large. They're going to sting your corals to death. Should look in to getting rid of those slowly if you haven't already.
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OK Kevin, we're even. Never even noticed those monsters. Oh yeah. Problems reals soon.
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Those Aipstasia are going to kill that very fast. I had would recommend selling that coral and taking care of them first. I killed a couple by taking a syringe and 1ml of white vinegar and giving him a healthy dose. Or you can buy some aipstasia killer for around 13 bucks.

I feel bad for that poor piece
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He has another thread about getting rid of them. I would start with the ones next to that guy I don't know anything about coral but it looks nice!
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OK Kevin, we're even. Never even noticed those monsters. Oh yeah. Problems reals soon.
Haha even for sure! :p
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I have heard that Goniopora spp. (flowerpot) tend to do better when fed Golden Pearls and/or Rod's Food.
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