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Old 03-27-2005, 09:41 PM   #1
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attaching zenia to LR?

has anyone ever use toothpicks and rubberbands to attach xenias to a piece of LR? I know it works on a toadstool.TIA
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I've used rubberbands, worked fine, and xenia attatches very quickly compared to other corals.
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thanks RR, Do I have to make sure that the all of the "bottom" of the base is touch the LR or does it attach itself like a feather duster would?
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With one of mine the Xenia ended up 1/4" high off of the rock and it wandered down to the rock and walked away. These are some crazy animals. Anywhere close is just fine, lol.
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Xenias are hard to come by in my area for whatever reason I had to drive to sacramento, which is about 45 min away from where im at. Since were on the topic of xenias, the guy at the lfs says the the grow pretty fast compared to most corals. is that true?
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Yep, grow like the proverbial weed.
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They either grow like weeds or you can't keep them alive. All depends on your tank. In my tank they were growing like weeds. It looked like somebody was nipping at them but then I noticed that the stalks seemed to be turning brown from the inside out. I had to clip 3 or 4 stalks of Xenia out of the tank but the rest of them are doing fine, even the ones that I fragged out of the mother colony before the die-off began.
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xenia attachment

If conditions are right, they grow like weeds I used to use the toothpick and string thing to attach them, but now I only use super glue gel. Just cut the polyp, add a dab of glue to the base, press on to a small rock, and presto!!!! Works like a charm. Usually, the xenia end up moving to another rock, but at least they're attached. Careful on your fingers! You may want to use rubber gloves. Good luck
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Careful on your fingers! You may want to use rubber gloves. Good luck
too late did that with my toadstool. Elk Grove..alright! I made a trip to capital city aquarium today only to find out that they closed for easter but stumbled upon the O st. aquarium where I got the xenias. cool place! wish I had a big tank and some $$$ to buy that white tip reef shark 8O they have in there!
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o street is a good store....capital is WAY too pricey on fish.....their coral prices are ok. Next time, try Exotic aquarium on florin road. Where are you coming from?
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