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Old 03-22-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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Picking Brains Re: Brains

I had read that brains like to be on the sandy substrate (I know mine does! - anyway), I recieved some pretty ones today. They are all attached to good size pieces of live rock.

In reading, seems I recall that being placed on rock causes their flesh to receed. Should I put them on the sand on their rock or would it be OK to perch them on some rock in the tank? The reason for asking is I have a nice shelf on one of my rock pieces that needs a nice showpiece coral, trying to decide if this is best for the critter though.
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I think generally they do best in the sand. They prefer low-moderate light and flow and the sand bed usually provides them. You can try it in the rock work, and move it if needed.
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After seeing you have MH, I would recommend starting on the sand bed in order to allow the brain to acclimate to your lighting for awhile. I would also recommend using the "screen method" of light acclimation.
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I agree that they do better on the sand substrate. I`ve seen times that others have put on their rock and the fleshy part starts to recede. They do much better on the sand. Can you post a pic of it on the piece of rock? How big is the rock?
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Melosu here are pics of the tank- http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=96223
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Brain corals like a sandy bottom because their polyps/flesh will get damaged easily on rock work. I have a very large brain coral in my tank it is on the sand bed.
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Another vote for the sand. It may require the occassional "dusting" to keep sand from irritating the tissues.
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This thread has a few pics of my brain corals and their placement.

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