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Old 07-13-2014, 02:20 AM   #1
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Coral scape...too close?

Hi I upgraded again ; 90 litres> 150 > 300 > 400. I am hoping this is the last but am totally addicted and keep buying more corals. Is the Duncan going to sting the coral (is it an acan?) to the left of it with orange and green centre ? I am finding placement difficult. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-13-2014, 02:37 AM   #2
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I would honestly be more worried about the hammer stinging... well everything the same with the frogspawn. They need a bit of space around them. Duncans are fairly peaceful as far as corals go.

That coral in question looks more like a blastomussa to me but I could very well be wrong about that.
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It could be Acanthastrea bowerbanki or maybe a lobophyllia? Hard to tell without a close up. I agree with mebbid on the euphyllia. Te Duncan should be fine


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It could be Acanthastrea bowerbanki or maybe a lobophyllia? Hard to tell without a close up. I agree with mebbid on the euphyllia. Te Duncan should be fine


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Thanks...sorry I haven't worked out how to respond to specific replies on my ipad. I hear the names of the corals when I buy them and then forget so I have to google images to find them.Lobophyllia sounds familiar (and rhymes) I may have to place it on the sand to create some more space for now if it can be on the bottom of the tank. I have encountered the perils of the frogspawn when a fish (or snail) knocked my blasto into one...it was mush by the time I got home from work : (


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My duncan went from 7 heads to about 50 this year. If that starts growing you're going to run into trouble with all those coral around it.
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I always try to space things out at least 4 inch as a rule of thumb than fill in the spaces with softies, this will give enough room for everything to grow and help curve any coral warfare , over time most corals will get used to there neighboring corals and will most likely stop stinging one another
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Sounds like I need to start setting up my 250litre and move some corals across ..... and keep away from LFS! Lol


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