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Old 12-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Gorgonian

Picked up this new gorg for $9 thought I'd give it a shot. I add phyco pure twice a week. I put it on the bottom in a medium flow area.

Any advice or experience is appreciated.

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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I had one for a few months and it seemed to be doing pretty good, until my coral beauty started nipping at the polyps until it was bare. Cool decoration though.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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I got a blue gorgonian a little over a month ago. It seems to be doing okay. I have a pink one that is doing well, but that one is photosynthetic, my blue is not. I feed it cyclopeeze every 2-3 days. Ive read that they can go bad fairly quickly, but I'm hoping that doesn't happen. (Obviously-lol)
Good luck with yours!
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Ok good to know I was gonna pick up some cyclopeez for all the coral anyway. The blue ones are awesome (never seen a pink but that sounds cool) my lfs only seems to have these yellow ones. I'm pretty happy seeing the polyps opening already I read it can take a little while.

Out of curiosity, what kind of flow do u have where you put the blue? I've read that every specimen can like different amounts but just wondering. Also did you glue yours to a rock or just wedge it in between and let it take ahold itself?

Interesting about the cba I have a rusty angel that nips at the rocks and glass so I'll have to watch him.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:39 AM   #5
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I have mine planted in the sand near the front. I read that if its directly under lights, it can start to grow algae and die. It has good but not direct flow.
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That gorgonian (as well as the "blueberry" variation) are non photosynthetic. They rely solely on food in the water column. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to keep enough nutrients in the water column to keep them healthy, and not spoil your tank, or at least have some other issues, like nuisance algae for instance.
Any of the sea whips that have white polyps are non photosynthetic filter feeders.
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That gorgonian (as well as the "blueberry" variation) are non photosynthetic. They rely solely on food in the water column. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to keep enough nutrients in the water column to keep them healthy, and not spoil your tank, or at least have some other issues, like nuisance algae for instance.
Any of the sea whips that have white polyps are non photosynthetic filter feeders.
Blueberrys are hard to keep for long periods of time but look sweet as hell not impossible tho make sure your using plankton small enough for it turn off filter when adding food so it can feed for a bit before filter removes food from water
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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I'll keep doing phycopure twice weekly and target feed it occasionally and watch it close. If anything I got a free five eye Favia frag out of the deal as well!

Thanks for the input!
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Can't beat fintastic!! They told me six month life expectancy.
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Not in the wild. This is because they should not be kept in closed systems.
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