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Old 04-28-2005, 10:49 AM   #1
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Pumping xenia

I have a Green/White Pumping Xenia and it looks droopy where should it be placed? Any info greatlt appreciated. Thanks

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Old 04-28-2005, 10:52 AM   #2
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Xenia do well anywhere in the tank as long as it has a strong current on it. They grow upwards so putting it on the bottom of the tank will allow it to grow upwards to contain it leave it at the top of the tank. Many will tell you though Xenia are very weird corals, in some tanks it takes off like weeds and in an identical tank it will die shortly after putting it in. HTH

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Old 04-28-2005, 11:03 AM   #3
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Xenia do well anywhere in the tank as long as it has a strong current on it
Depends what you mean by strong. My idea of strong current would never allow Xenia to stand upright. Mine sways in the turbulence formed by two PHs aimed at each other and it pumps like crazy. To me, that's "moderate" current.
30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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My Xenia are directly in the path of a -tiny- powerhead. They do not rest horizontally due to flow, so I'd saw moderate current. They're under MHs and have acclimated wonderfully. I have so many now (started with 2) that they drown each other out for light. I'll be trimming them soon. Anyways, they like a decent amount of light, MH not required, and they like to have flow. Mine have always done excellent in that spot, and they're now spreading across the tank.
1. Light - they like it...don't be too afraid to give them too much. Mine thrive under a 250w 10,000K MH
2. Flow - they like a decent amount of it. They like to gently sway in the currents, and they do indeed like moderate flow.
3. Height - They don't seem to care. I have them growing on top of a rock, with their tips 4" from the surface, all the way down the sides and front of that rock to where one touches the substrate with his stalk. If I had to pick, I'd go wherever they can get some decent light and a moderate flow, and that location is probably perfect.
125 gallon saltwater: 55gal sump, 4 Blue-Green Chromis, Purple Tang, True Perc, Firefish, Royal Gramma, 5 Ricordea, Bubble Coral, 15 Pulsing Xenia, Green Star Polyps, Deresa clam, Green-Tip Torch Coral (about 11 "heads"!), Orange Montipora Cap, Purple M. Digitata, Green Slimer Acro. Yongei, 3 Orange M. Digitata, Pink&Green Acro. Millepora
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