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Old 04-13-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
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coral purchase hows it doing?

desided to get a brain coral and a mushroom rock the mushrooms are fully open and are doing well but im wonderin how this brain coral is doing? do i have it placed right ?



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Old 04-13-2006, 01:45 PM   #2
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I believe that these are very hardy and adapt to a range of lighting and circulation conditions. Direct light and calm currents are optimal I believe, but they are described as coral that can do well in "minimally adequate light and water movement" - Eric Borneman.

Can't find it in the book that looks just like yours, but it may be a Lobophyllia hemprichii (lobed brain coral).
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Give him time to acclimate. You have him in the right place in the substrate. By the way we like pics of mushrooms too.
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:35 PM   #4
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Were those photos taken at the same time? The second photo it appears to be more inflated. I agree it may just need some time. They are typically pretty hardy.
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heh no just different angles does anyone have a picture of how it would look when its fully open?
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Here`s mine but they are not the same type
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Nice specimen. Looks like it's kinda bleached thou Did you get it from a reputable shop and was it under high intensity lighting?
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its not bleached my light is so bright that the only angle i could take a picture without alot of glare is what you see( gotta learn to use my digicam better)
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here is a pic of my red open brain, I do agree your brain looks a little bleached!
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what setting do you use to take pictures on with your camera? i cant get a nice shot of it because of the glare from my lights
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