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Old 12-23-2012, 02:16 PM   #11
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placement of my xenia? i had to consider the fact that if they take over, and i put them in higher flow, that placement would give them possibility to take over the tank

i placed it on a rock far from others so i can easily stop it from spreading, plus it has indirect flow there ! can someone explain what a better placement would be and why

will i cause my coral stress if i move them in a week?
Moving them in the tank if placed into the right spots won't effect them for more then a few minutes maybe an hour. As for the xenia spreading the way its spreads makes it easy to control if kept up with. It will branch off much like a strawberry plant so you will see it a day or two before it attaches itself. I keep mine around sand so when they do brach off new stalks they attach them selves to the sand/crushed coral giving me the ability to glue the foot to frag instead of having to use the thread and needle or rubberband technique.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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Did you drip acclimate these corals to your water prior to adding them? In your initial post, you said you were about to float them in your tank.
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no i asked the store owner if i should drip acclimate them and he said no they are fine to float, and i believe him
here is a pic of my xenia now, i see its got its tan color back from being grey yesterday, maybe it likes my light lol, not sure if i want to move it because its definitely bigger today. I will move it if it doesnt seem to pulse though
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #14
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thanks for the advice. I thought my lights would be fine as I heard xenia are good in many conditions. I read zoa's like high flow and its in my center because i want it to take over that rock, but i could move it even higher maybe if it doesnt seem to be getting nice color from lack of light.

i hate the spot i chose for my mushroom but it has lowest flow there. Do fish like random flow? I am pointing it in a way so that it bounces off the middle of the tank and creates a somewhat poor circular flow. If they need it random i would just change my positioning . I did not like the idea of 2 power heads because of the bulk look and extra cable. I also heard 750 would maybe not even be enough for my tank :/

btw when i feed my tank, no matter where i place my food it usually ends up at the opposite end of the power head, which is where my midas lives and the xenia

i can assume that part has more of a random flow than circular so it should be indirect flow there
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #15
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Just figured I'd ask since you had posted about a salinity issue in another thread. Good luck.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #16
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ok i moved all my corals a bit, i was getting uncertain. I placed the zoa very top at the highest point, my xenia in the middle with decent flow, and my mushroom to the far left so it takes over the leftside of my tank with low flow (couldnt find shade for it)

here is a video to get an idea of what my flow and xenia are looking like
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #17
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my mushroom has looked like its trying to detach from the rock for a few days, mm by mm it moves. However i dont think it can remove itself, should i move it or let it be?

also i can see so much of the white under part it looks like bubbles
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Looks like there might be too much flow. I would try it in a lower flow and lower light area and see how it acts.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #19
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alright i moved it to under the powerhead, about half an inch between rock and just sand

he placed half his body on the rock and half on the sand, maybe he wanted to go on rocks, but i thought i could just place him on sand

any how he looks happier more rounded out now, but still looks a bit pinched
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so i moved him again cuz my tiger pistol shrimp kept burying him. I placed him on the rock under the ph, and throughout the day he was almost 90% attached to the rock, except apart of him that is permanently pinched due to bad handling ><. The next day he looks like hes falling off the rock? i moved him again on the same rock and the same thing happens. He nearly attaches to the rock and the next day he looks like hes barely hanging on, and its definitely not the flow, but i definitely cant get him away from the light either.

edit: i forgot to mention this was in the morning right as my lights turned on. After a few minutes he started attaching again, but i dont think hes really attached yet so i guess ill wait it out

but another question while im here, I just added a green star polyp and i hear they can thrive in any conditions. Hes in my middle rock and hes already showing himself, but hes not really moving his tentacles at all. It is right in the moderate area of flow and my xenia was flowing like crazy here yet it looks like the gsp is trying to stand his ground and not move at all. Does that mean hes not happy? i can move him
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