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Old 12-29-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Cyphastrea care...

I can't find too much solid info online about this encrusting LPS... Any preference to flow and lighting? I read they like shaded areas, but then also read they like to be high in the tank under high lighting...

Right now it is about 80% to the surface under LED lighting, and has a good amount of flow hitting it.

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Old 12-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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I can't find too much solid info online about this encrusting LPS... Any preference to flow and lighting? I read they like shaded areas, but then also read they like to be high in the tank under high lighting...

Right now it is about 80% to the surface under LED lighting, and has a good amount of flow hitting it.

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I keep mine up high under a kessil 150 with a good amount of flow and it grows like a weed. IMO the more light the better for these guys. Here's mineClick image for larger version

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Thanks bribo. Was going to move it but will let it be...
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Bribo, isn't yours Leptastrea? IMO, I wouldn't blast Cyphastrea with light. Start it low and work it up if you see it needs more.
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Bribo, isn't yours Leptastrea? IMO, I wouldn't blast Cyphastrea with light. Start it low and work it up if you see it needs more.
Oh I've always thought it was cyphastrea japonica but I may be wrong.
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Ahhhh the plot thickens lol... When you say low, Mr.X, it's a breeder tank so the whole tank is low. Should I find a shaded area to put it under?
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You have a Tao fixture right? Turned all the way up?
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Tao yes. Blues at 100%. Whites a little under 50%. Light is 9" off water surface.
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Here's what It looked like when I got it mr. XClick image for larger version

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I would start it at the bottom, far left or right. Not directly under the fixture.
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