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Old 12-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Pulsing xenea

I've had this frag in my tank for 6 wks or more, and it's still the same size as wen I put it in, I've heard of people saying they grow like wild fire, an d some people say there like weeds, but how can I get it to grow??
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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You just have to be patient if theyre healthy and happy theyll eventually spread. I remember starting with 2 xenia stalks in a 20gal that didnt grow for the first 3 months and i just stopped worrying about it. About 6 months after i noticed that they had takin over half the tank. Theyll grow faster when you forget about them. There will be a point where they will just take off. After that point you could even cut them down to stumps and theyll regrow in a week.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thanks our lfs has some in his display tank it looks amazing and the stand out thing believe it or not was the xenea just at 1 side moving in the water, so that's my aim for my aquarium. Cheers.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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They can be sensitive to the corals around them. My Xenia grows like mad in my soft coral frag tank and my scrubber, but in the main reef display, my mushrooms kill it off. Xenia is very capable of growing like mad, but it isn't very aggressive.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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Ok, at present it above my button polyps will it be ok there or shall I put it away on its own to help growth??
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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I doubt button polyps would be an issue. My problem was mushrooms, my tank is full of them.
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