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Old 03-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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New coral

I'm new to corals and was just wondering how long it takes for corals to open? I have Kenya tree coral
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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That depends on how you acclimated it to the tank and lighting, and if your lighting is sufficient enough to sustain the kenya tree.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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What kind of lights do you have? Kenya's are kinda low light corals and they tend to take a few days to open if everything in your tank is in check...
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I have t5 metal halides. Also it came with a plug on it. Where should I place it? In the sand with the plug on? Or should I put it on a rock?
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If you have good parameter it will open soon and grow everywhere in you tank
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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So it's fine if I leave it in the sand? And how long till I see growth?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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Would t5 metal halides be sufficient for the Kenya coral tree?
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You have t-5 and metal halides? Or are the t-5 actinic? Should be fine or Kenya tree. It won't grow overnight, just be patient
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The t5 are actinic and two t5 HO fluorescent daylights but I know I'm just making sure I realize if still alive after a couple days. When should I start to see growth? I just wanna make sure I'm on par with growth rate
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I don't have a Kenya tree but I would say post pics daily and get some responses if you are worried. A lot of corals can take a few days to open up and get accustomed to their new environment. Just to save confusion, it is just the t-5 you have, not metal halides, they are a different type of light altogether...
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