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Old 11-15-2005, 06:00 PM   #1
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im looking to get one and have found mixed reviews on what they need to thrive so alot of opions would help out
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:08 PM   #2
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From what I have seen just water I have had mine for about 6 weeks and it has split and moved to 2 different rocks. Moderate light and low to med flow. The lower the flow the more it will pulse. mine is about 30" deep in the tank under MH.
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I've had mine for about 2 weeks and it was already split new branches. I would say brenden is right. Mine always pulses and extends more right after I do a water chnge though.
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I started off with a piece so small I thought it was a piece of poop. THen it started growing and has taken over a 1/4 of my tank. Trying to think of a way to thin it out a bit really, grows like a weed.
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I started off with a piece so small I thought it was a piece of poop. THen it started growing and has taken over a 1/4 of my tank. Trying to think of a way to thin it out a bit really, grows like a weed.
I like to place temporary rocks next to mine so that it grows all over it, then I can take the xenia in for 15-70 dollars in store credit each time, depending on the size I bring in. I got 25 bucks for a peice with about 8 heads on it.
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Thats a great idea!
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thanks so there not as hard as if been reading so 2 96 pc's and ideal water conditions this species will do well i think its cool watching them open and close
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:54 PM   #8
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I would love to get store credit, but the only store I have locally has a no trade/buy policy. They'll TAKE it of course, just not give anything in return. But I'm renovating a new house and have plans for a huge built in. I figure I can give a whole corner to it and just let'er go.

As for difficulty, the type I've got is going like crazy. I had a frag of pulsing xenia that only lasted a couple months and then wasted away. Kind of hit or miss I guess.
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I cant give the stuff away. It is a fast growing coral but can be sensitive to water conditions and iv read in several places, people talking about xenya crashes destroying their tanks. I've had my xenya die off and tank crash but I didn't put it together at the time. It's a beautiful coral and when it does well, it does VERY well. I've also been told if you don't want it to spread, to place it high up in the tank since it only grows upwards. This is probably a good rule to follow but I have had mine grow downward. It did slow it down alot though.
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I took a pick of the xenia trying to pull away and attach to the live rock. Its cool looking! I seen the other piece do this. That is why I know what this one piece is about to do. I say go for it
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