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Old 11-04-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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Found out what coral I have!!!

Ok so I found out what kind of Frag I have Its an Acan Echinata!
and I am sure its living, I maoved it today b/c my gf bought me a heater for my tank so I installed it and moved the frag over on top of a rock slab I have leaning against the back glass panel... good b/c its closer to the light, not in the way of anything or any critters & wont be bothered. Plus it now lies in the path of the current my Filter creates, which I've heard is good.

So. Anyone have anything? suggestions, advice.... all are welcome!
I know JS about corals. It's all I have and it is SUPER small frag.
Thanks in advance for anything!

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:13 PM   #2
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They usually require a decent amount of light to bring out good colors in them. If you feed your fish frozen meaty food save a little bit and after you feed the fish you should see some whitish looking tenticles. Squirt the left over food on them and it will help it out.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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Wow ok cool. well I haven't noticed any tentacles yet but I have noticed Greenish looking protrusions (maybe couls be tenacles?) but it has green and redish-orange on it.
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I actually have the frag on a shell on a rock up closer to the surface closer to the 15watt incandescent light that I have. Is that good enough light-wise?
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you will need better lighting.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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What kind? it's only 1 frag and its verrry small just now...

Also, how long will it take to grow? eg, growth rate??
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I think Mr. X understated things a bit! I don't think the coral will even realize it's seeing light with a 15W incandescent. To keep that coral alive, you're looking at needing some higher output fluorescent lighting, like T5 or compact fluorescent. Not sure of the tank size, so I can't really recommend a fixture. But coral size doesn't really matter... it all gets down to light intensity. The coral needs the same amount of light to live regardless of if it's a thimble sized piece or a colony the size of a basketball.
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Well it seems to be doing great with what I've got. I have a 10g tank. What is it about the lighting specificity for coral? is it the same for all corals or different depending on the specie?
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it's different depending on species, however, your lighting will not allow any photosynthetic creatures to thrive, besides maybe algae.
that light you have is for viewing fish, not sustaining corals.
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Ah ok and how much you think what I need will cost?
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