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Old 03-14-2009, 05:34 PM   #11
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Best of luck! BTW, when you move them, do so at night when they are retracted so less of possible tear/damage done when extended.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:42 PM   #12
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I've had a purple tip Elegance Coral for a few weeks now. It was doing fine until a week ago. It is now shrunk up, and had what looked like mucous hanging from it. I'm still waiting to see what will happen. I have a 46 bowfront with 2 x 150w halides, and T5s. It's placed in the sand, toward the corner, where it has plenty of room to itself, and low flow. I remember reading something about this coral sloughing every so often, but would like to know if anyone else has experienced anything like this.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:32 AM   #13
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I've had a purple tip Elegance Coral for a few weeks now. It was doing fine until a week ago. It is now shrunk up, and had what looked like mucous hanging from it. I'm still waiting to see what will happen. I have a 46 bowfront with 2 x 150w halides, and T5s. It's placed in the sand, toward the corner, where it has plenty of room to itself, and low flow. I remember reading something about this coral sloughing every so often, but would like to know if anyone else has experienced anything like this.
any pic possible? Sound like melt down but until pics, cant not be sure.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:46 AM   #14
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It would be best to place these corals on the sandbed, as they are in nature, and not the rockwork. Placement upon the rock structures tends to tear their delicate tissue when expanding. As already stated, they have had a horrible track record for the past 5-10+ years and I'm sure collection, transport, handling, and the degrading environment is to blame. 20yrs ago they were indeed rather easy to care for. Make sure there is enough water flow to lightly "play" with the tentacles to keep the tissue consistently flushed. If there are any changes in lighting or you move the coral it will exhibit a degraded appearence by shrinking and sloughing. If the tissue is literally shrinking by the hours/days as if pulling from the skeletal then it would be in your best interest to remove it and provide treatment in a quarantine tank. If you think you are having problems then you better set up some kind of quarantine tank already just in case it needs to be pulled.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #15
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My LFS has started ordering them again over the past year after a few years of refusing to carry them. So far they have had good luck, ordering them for their larger customers (ie resturants) whose tanks they maintain and they haven't had any problems. I just bought one of the first batch offered for general purpose, a brilliant neon green specimen. I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:29 AM   #16
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Here is a pic I took tonight, and one taken the first week I put it in the tank. It hasn't pulled away from the skeleton, but has remained closed for around two weeks now. I read someone's post about Elegance Corals reacting negatively in systems that utilize chaeto. My macro in my fuge has tripled in size in the last few weeks. Has anyone experienced this?
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