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Old 12-18-2012, 04:57 AM   #1
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Sun coral

Where is a good spot for him bottom middle or top my LEDs light or 15 k need some help

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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Where is a good spot for him bottom middle or top my LEDs light or 15 k need some help

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Start at the sand bed and see how it goes. I have the AI SOL BLUE LED fixture and my sun coral is on the sand bed.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Sun corals don't need the light. They aren't photosynthetic and in the wild are sometimes found in caves. I have mine under a rock overhang and it gets no direct light. You'll need to feed it mysis, brine or bloodworms at least twice a week. Very cool coral. It took a little time to train mine to come out during the day, though. They usually only come out at night.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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You might already know this, but I believe they are high maintenance and require regaular feedings of each polyp with something like mysis shrimp. I've seen some neat setups with feeding "bells" made from the tops of 2 liter bottles. When it comes to placement, I would make easy access to the coral for spot feeding the priority.
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you need to target feed each head at least once a day
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The amount of times per week to feed this up to the person feeding. It's true you need to feed each head. Some people feed theirs every day and others -like me- feed 2-3 times/ week. It all depends on how much nutrients you're willing to add to your tank. Excess nutrients, as we know, can lead to cyano and algae. Mine has done fine over the last 4-5 months and has grown a few new heads too, so I think 2-3x/week is good IMO.
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Ok I'll try that my sun coral really has not open all the way so I really don't know if its me doing something wrong
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Ok I'll try that my sun coral really has not open all the way so I really don't know if its me doing something wrong
It might take it a couple days to come out all the way, but they usually start by coming out only after lights out after 12-1AM. You have to train them to come out earlier, took me a few weeks to do that.
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Placing some copleeze in the tank usually gets them to open I spot feed mine once a week. I never feed each individual head I just target feed them all. They seem to do well. Interesting fact is there not native to the East coast of Fl or Caribbean but are spreading like crazy.being consider as a threat to native corals.
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