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Old 09-05-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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Pulsing xenia coral?

This coral real appeals to me and looks stunning but does it really grow as fast as people say? Is it a good idea to add it in or will it simply take over?

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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Add it i love xenia! It will only take over if you have it in there for a while and you dont pay attention to it... Lol it doesnt happen over night like people say it will.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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Xenia is a hit or miss coral which depends on the individual tank... some people can't keep it to save their life, and others need to trim it almost monthly. I personally think it's a great looking coral & worth trying.
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I love Xenia"s too bad every time I try they melt 3x
but I'll try again one day
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:33 AM   #5
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I need to trim mine every month. And when I trim it, the parts I cut and don't catch attach all over my rocks. It's a real pain for me. I started with a small rock about 6-7 months ago.
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I need to trim mine every month. And when I trim it, the parts I cut and don't catch attach all over my rocks. It's a real pain for me. I started with a small rock about 6-7 months ago.
I'd be glad to take your trimmings lol

sounds like yours really take off
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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Very cool guys, I'll give it a try for sure!
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:53 PM   #8
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Here's mine I got Feb 28th (first two pics from then). I have it contained on one main rock on the right that it will drop new stalks onto the sand where I can just pick em up and sell/trade em and also placed some on my spray bar and behind my rockwork
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:41 PM   #9
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Cool! It seems to be going crazy in your tank, does it require much pruning to keep it in check?
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Like I said I keep it pretty contained so anything extra sprouting off lands on the sand so I just trade or sell the new stalks which I get a couple a month
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