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Old 11-08-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with a Elegance coral?

I just got this. From what I read they are "moderately easy" Hara warned me it may be more difficult. Anyone have any pointers? Here is a pic after acclimation, it is just starting to come out.
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:06 PM   #2
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I sent you a couple links to read....hopefully they are helpful
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:13 PM   #3
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This is one of my favorite corals. I have had three. My first one died from unknown reasons, the second from brown jelly infection. My current speciman I have had for about a year and a half and it is doing great. This used to be one of the easier to keep corals but has not done well for the last few years. No one is sure why. Collection and transport methods are one school of thought. They seem to do best when the cone is embedded in the sand bed as you have it. they prefer light to moderate flow and will not tolerate direct flow. Moderate light. Good luck.
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Thanks lando. I had read all about the placement before hand so I hope it likes it new home.
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Old 11-09-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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I bought a sick one from a reefer selling off his tank and have been trying to nurse it back for almost a year. It looks great for a few months and then goes through a few weeks of looking bad. the tenticles get real small and it takes a while for them to grow back. Feeding it meaty foods is a must from what I have read.
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What sort of light levels are we talking about? I only have fluros (2x35w - 1 actinic, 1 white) and am looking, if possible, for any very low light corals.
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definitely wrong coral for your setup. Check out mushrooms, and sun polyps
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you mean like corilamorphs?
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My elegance is incredible...my favorite. It's grown to the size of a basketball when expanded. This is my third one. I have mine down in the sand (like in Nature). They are sensitiv to injury and infection. Avoid having the coral in contact with anything else. They don't do well if other corals can sting them. Give it room to grow and avoid moving it. mine has quadrupled in size since i got it. I don't feed it, but have it under 4 400W MH lamps. It's down in the sand, 36 inches from surface.

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thats a LOT of light compared to what i am after.. u got pics of your tank?
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