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Old 06-16-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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Ricordea Polyps hard to keep?


it says anemone in the description, and they seem to look like one. Any thoughts on this? When i just think anemone, i think LONG term tank establishment. Anyone had an sucess with this kind at all? any advice?

Just kinda doing my homework.

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Old 06-16-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
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Ricordia are very easy to keep.

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Super easy, you'll do fine.
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They do better in shaded areas. I found that out after I placed mine in the direct light of the MH then decdied to do more research.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:21 PM   #5
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Actually they love light, they just need to be properly acclimated to it. They will fluorish in an MH tank.

Good rule of thumb is always place new corals on the substrate for the first week and then every few days increase the height a few inches until the desired loaction is reached. It will take a few weeks in some cases but this will allow the coral to adapt slowly rather than impacted by light shock.

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I have a few ricordeas in my 125gal with MH and they are doing awesome on the sandbed and havent had to move them at all. HTH

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