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Old 03-25-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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How long for xenia to attach to rock.

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I just got some pom pom xenia frags that were unmounted. I used the rubber band method through the polyps. How long until it is safe to remove? A month? TIA.
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You should be able to see that they are attached...the base or side will wrap around the contour of the rock. A month may or may not be long enough. I had some that took to a rock within a couple of days and another piece that still hasn't (over 3 months...)
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Yeah, I've heard the time varies. But I used a rubber band to attach a pulsing xenia to a piece of rock and I left the rubber band on there for about a week. I think leaving it in an area with low flow definitely helps as well.
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Certainly! The less the coral is buffeted about by water current the easier it will be for it to attach.
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I've had xenia attach themselves to a neighbouring rock in one day
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