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Old 12-24-2012, 10:03 PM   #41
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But the corals that have browned up are showing the best growth in my frag system. The lighting has a huge difference on this process IMO. But organic levels can also contribute. If you are growing Xenia, you have at least moderate organic levels, Xenia won't grow otherwise. If you polish the water to maximize SPS coloration, you are at risk of nuking the soft coral population.
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But the corals that have browned up are showing the best growth in my frag system. The lighting has a huge difference on this process IMO. But organic levels can also contribute. If you are growing Xenia, you have at least moderate organic levels, Xenia won't grow otherwise. If you polish the water to maximize SPS coloration, you are at risk of nuking the soft coral population.
The Xenia can die i would love it to
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #43
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Poor Xenia...I still grow it in my algae scrubber, but it cannot survive in my reef tank.
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Poor Xenia...I still grow it in my algae scrubber, but it cannot survive in my reef tank.
I have some in my sump, i loved it at first but i hate it since it has become a weed. Hoping to cut it out this coming weekend
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Most soft corals can become like weeds. I still like the motion the stuff gives the reef.
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Most soft corals can become like weeds. I still like the motion the stuff gives the reef.
Yes i love the pulsing mine pulse beautifully, but..,
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I managed to keep one stalk of it. Doesn't grow, doesn't die. Stable & pulsing. I feed heavy & export heavy so maybe there's just enough nutrients at times to keep it going. My Monti cap will over grow it soon though.
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Well just to give an update. Got a call from my roommate this morning that my Mag Drive pump was not pumping so I had to come home a day early Had a spare Impellar put it in an cranked it up. Tank dropped from 79-74 degrees but everything looks as it did when I left Sat so i assume the corals are ok. I did go ahead and take the GFO offline.
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I'd move the heater into the tank to make sure the temp doesn't keep dropping.
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That's odd. Mag Drives usually last years and years. Sorry to hear about it. I hope the rest of your Christmas was more relaxing.
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