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Old 12-07-2004, 06:56 PM   #1
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Tips for Xenia

I picked up two stalks today at the LFS for $20. I'm planning on placing it high in the tank with lots of water flow.

Is there anything I should know about these suckers???
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:32 PM   #2
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Ya they will spread all over your LR when they take off so keep a close eye on them. Unless you want them all over your tank.
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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I started with just one small stalk and in just 2 months later it's tripled

It's nice that my LFS traded frags

I hear it's hit or miss with Xenia. I dont do anything for mine and it thrives
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Old 12-07-2004, 09:41 PM   #4
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ok.... well I'll just keep my fingers crossed.... it's opened up pretty well already.... the stalks keep bending and straightening though..
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There stalks aren't very strong so they will wave all over the place. I heard they were hard to acclimatise but mine weren't and they are doing great now.
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:25 PM   #6
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How long do you think it was before yours starting pulsing???
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:28 PM   #7
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couple days. All xenia will pulse differently. Some(like mine) pulse constantly and others only pulse sometimes. I have read many articles on what makes them pulse but as of what i've read there are only theories and no definitave answers.
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Gotcha... I guess if they're not falling apart then they're ok...
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yes sir!
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i had a lot that came on my live rock. after about a week they all disaperd and i was sad but then about a month later they all came right back and are lookign better then ever.

in my experience, just leave them alone and thell do fine
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