Originally Posted by baldyguy
Guys have seen a nice Elegance Coral in my LFS
, as always I have scoured the web and have been reading that they have not had a high survival rate lately........... also that high lighting can kill them...... currently running MH
is this to bright for them?
Any experiences or advice is greatly received.
Although experiencing difficulties w/ Elegant Coral lately, it used to very easy to keep coral going back around 20 yrs.
It may have to do areas where (different locations, deeper water than shallow, etc)they collect now.
If it is well, I mean, well extended at lfs
, you can try but MUST see the coreal when retracted. Any possible damages to skin near the tips can cause melt down of coral in no time when transferred from tank to tank.
to turn it around. By doing so tentacles will retract thus can have better view for inspection.
Make sure to have them bag coral underwater also.
Find out what kind of lighting at lfs
and remember the location of its placement at the time of purchase.
When putting in your AQ with MH
,try putting it low and gradually acclimated it to your light by bringing up to mid to 2/3 level, You have to monitor and decide. Indirect
strong movement around the Elegant always worked for me. GO easy on feeding if target feeding.
Hopr this helped a bit.