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Old 11-07-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Coral placement

Getting orange sun coral, and Duncan this week. I have limited high space left in my tank, so which one (as well as my green pagoda cup) need the most light? What about placement of the others?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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What type of lighting do you have?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:57 AM   #4
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Id put the pagoda cup & Duncan in a well lit spot. I've had better luck with my sun coral being in more of a shady area like a cave or something, they don't come out during the day much but they can be trained.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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Awesome that's what I figured, thanks for confirming. Ill post pics soon as it arrives!
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The sun coral is not photosynthetic. Place him in the shade and spot feed. The duncan will do well midway in your tank and could even be in the sandbed if needed.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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As long as its in the shade with mid flow it should be good.
The tricky part I feeding, you have to be very patient with them, I use a long piece of stiff air tubing connected to an oral syringe which you pick up at the pharmacy. First you take a bowl of coral food and spray the sun coral, after a few minutes he will be out and you take more with mysis shrimp and feed him, keep in mind you are going to have to fight off the fish an shrimp for a few minutes. Have fun they are worth every second
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #8
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