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Old 03-01-2016, 05:50 PM   #1
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New coral frag

I got a new coral frag from a fellow reefer yesterday. The frag I got is a Hawkin Echinata Acropora. I don't have any acros yet so this is my first one. I'm not sure what to look for to tell if it's healthy or not.

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Old 03-01-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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It's probably A. lokani and not one of the easier acros. Smooth skinned or deep water as some people call them can be tough. It's almost 100% impossible to Id at that size though. I had an ORA Hawkins mini colony that was growing beautifully for me and then it just rtn overnight and I lost it.

That one has a lot of coloring up to do but good luck.


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Thanks for the information I appreciate it. I'm hoping it survives and does well in my tank. Always happy to add new pieces as long as I can support them. It's hard to say no when someone offers to give you one.


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Thanks for the information I appreciate it. I'm hoping it survives and does well in my tank. Always happy to add new pieces as long as I can support them. It's hard to say no when someone offers to give you one.


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Haha I completely agree. Can't say no to free frags! From my experience it is a pretty slow grower but when it fully colors up man is it a beautiful coral.


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Im hoping I can keep it successfully

Here's another frag from the same guy. It's an Idaho Grape Monti. Again never had one and I did some reading on requirements and placement. I put it down on this rock even though I don't want it here just to give it a chance to get acclimated and grow out a little. To me it doesn't look that healthy. I'm wondering if I let it grow out in this spot if I'll be able to move it without hurting it?

I'm considering putting together a quick lighting defuser frag rack and letting newer frags grow out before placing them. Any thoughts?




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