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Old 04-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #11
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You can go to liveaquaria.com and look up your corals and the suggested care...I bet your gf is awesome and I'm sure you'll enjoy the gifts...good luck!
Thank you buddy, I'll check that out
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #12
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Actually, with that lighting you should be able to keep sps easily. Acclimation of sps is simple. Simply remove them from what it came in, dip it in some coral dip if you have any but it isn't necessary, and place them into the tank. Since your lights aren't dim-able, I would put it low and slowly start moving it up higher in the tank to get the lighting necessary to get sps to thrive.

Now, actually reading you talk about a blueberry gorgorian. These guys are non-photosynthetic. You'll need to target feed it daily and have a good amount of flow around it.
Cool thank you, so I should just bypass the whole drip acclimation process or should I do it for a bit?

About the gorgonia, I understand that and that's fine with me, I wake up early to overlook the tank and I could easily feed it, that isn't the problem. My main question on that coral is. Does light harm it in any way? I know I doesn't need it but if it needs strong flow I need to have it close to the top where there's a lot of light
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Never owned one, but I have read about it being lower light, but as long as all are properly acclimated to lighting it shouldn't be an issue. That is the only type of acclimation you should do IMO. You can drip acclimate your corals, with sps I don't, but have with lps but not seen direct benefit.
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How are the corals doing?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #15
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How are the corals doing?
Shipment got held back but they're coming in tomorrow, thanks for asking. I'll keep you posted
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Drip acclimate at least an hour. The acros and the gonipora are going to be a challenge to keep together as acros need very low phosphates (under .1 and even better, under .05 ppm which most simple test kits cannot read reliably) and you must feed the gonipora which tends to raise phosphate levels. Happy birthday and roll up your sleeves!
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Any news on how the corals are doing?
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:55 AM   #18
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Any news on how the corals are doing?
Oh hey!... Yea well lets see, the Duncan was doa and so was the acro. They were in the truck for 2 days cause the **** driver was new in the area and didn't find my apt the first day. The alvepora is doing amazing till this day and the little blueberry gorgonia frag is still alive even though I've relocated him about 4 times cause it's hard to find a place of high flow and low light in a shallow tank. I target feed him once a day when he's opened up.
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