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Old 07-22-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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Galaxea spp.

I was interested to see if anyone out there had experience w/ this coral. I was looking at one at my LFS today and liked it but i was wondering if i would be able to keep it alive. I noticed on live aquaria that it said it had hight lighting needs but the LFS told me that it would be fine under powercompacts if i had a high enough wpg, but what is enough? I have a 29g with a 2x65w pc(about 4.5wpg). i have plenty of room toward the top of the tank but i am still leary about the lighting. Anyone that has any experience please help me out. Any info is greatly appreciated. TIA
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

Corals
Devils Finger Leather
Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
Yellow Colony Polyps
Pink and silver zoos
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:25 PM   #2
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I got mine back in early 03 and it has grown alot.. They are a mean coral and have LONG sweepers that come out and sting nearby corals.
Im running 4x 160 watt URI VHO bulbs, 2 super actinic and 2 white actinic.
I have it at the top of my LR in my 125, its about 4-5" below the water surface. I do nothing special for it other then blow it with a turkey baster once in a while. I read that it helps clean them if you do that. I have it in a low/med flow area.
How big is it? You may not want one if you plan on keeping other corals near it. Mine have 6-9" sweepers every day..
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:40 PM   #3
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the one i was looking at was just a frag. I think it had 2 polyps on it. I think the price was $10.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

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Devils Finger Leather
Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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never seen a 2 polyp galaxea!! That must be real small... For $10 it is worth a try as long as you keep it high.
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:06 PM   #5
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maybe that isnt what it was. I thought that is what he told me though. It kinda looks like a tiny clump of elegance coral coming out of a .25 cm tube. kinda like a tube worm has. It is purple and green w/ whitish tips.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

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Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
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Pink and silver zoos
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:46 AM   #6
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I have a rather nice Galaxy (Galaxie, Galexea, Tooth Coral, etc) coral ( See my photos pimp..) I use 4 110W VHO lights over a 75G tank. I have the coral placed at the top. It *loves* water flow. As previously mentioned it has sweepers which come out usually just after feeding and can go about 12-18 inches. It packs quite a punch as far as a sting goes, so it will need space.

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Old 07-23-2005, 09:41 AM   #7
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It could be a galaexa just a small one... They have individual tube like things they grow from. They will spread over time.
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