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Old 06-17-2006, 02:58 PM   #11
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Yellow polyps are the "bad weed" of my reef. They spread very quickly and are as invasive as crabgrass. I do not spot feed anything in my tank.
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Old 06-17-2006, 04:30 PM   #12
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What qualifies as 'spreads quickly' for these things?
I've had a chunk of rock with them for about 3 weeks and I'm not seeing them spread too much at all....
Now, my small white feather dusters...totally dfft story.. they grow like weeds and I'm constantly plucking them off things.. (thought they were cool till they spread like wild fire)
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Old 06-17-2006, 05:17 PM   #13
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Well, like all corals they need to establish themselves first. That could take weeks. But once they start to spread, look out. I have them littering my tank as well. I even have them growing behind my liverock in the dark. They do become a nuisance after awhile if the tank conditions are favorable. They remind me of aptasia in their behavior. They've managed to kill off some of the pink pom xenya in my tank and I didn't think anything could hurt that stuff. They also irritate my leathers if they get to close. They seem fine with other polyps though.
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thanks for the warning fluff, i guess im too excited, as they are my 1st coral.... ive had them about a week now and they come out every time the lights turn on.... this makes me happy (sorry if im a dork, lol)....
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my hermit crabs ate my yellow poly i even seen this happen so please be cauous with this.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:46 AM   #16
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Yellow polyps are the "bad weed" of my reef. They spread very quickly and are as invasive as crabgrass. I do not spot feed anything in my tank.
BTW, Hara, that big red colt coral...is that similar to a Carnation coral? Where do you get a red colt?
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I`m not speaking for Mrs Hara but they range to a very dark pink (almost Red) to a light pink. Here is mine

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Old 07-03-2006, 01:29 AM   #18
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Thank you. That's awesome. How hard is it to take care of a colt coral? And where can you find the pink and red kind?

Which is more difficult to take care of, Red Colt or Carnation?
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Carnations are definitely harder. They dont require as much light but you have to target feed the carnation and keep large amounts of plankton in your tank which could foul up your water. All the colt needs is some good light and good water params. I have both. I wish I had not gotten the carnation. That is mine in my avatar.
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It should be noted that sun polyps and carnation corals are both non photosynthetic, low light, low water flow corals. They usually require deep caves with slow circulation to really thrive, and it helps to take a jar with food in it, invert it over them, and then shake it gently so that the food can float around and be eaten. This method was recommended by Anthony Calfo, and I found it to be very effective. It keeps you from fouling your entire tank with constant feeding, and it certainly benefited the non photosynthetic corals. Another possiblilty, if you're bent on carnations or non photosynthetic gorgonians (which I am) is to make a phytoplankton reactor, and have a constant slow drip of phyto in your tank. This as well as the addition of rotifers, freshly hatched artemia, and cyclopz-eeze (sp?) will greatly benefit all your corals and clams. Carnations growing upside down in a cave are just too cool. Colt corals are much more practical to most people though. Carnations usually don't live much longer than a year in a normal reef tank. Sun Corals though, are a bit hardier, and if fed meaty foods (which isn't such an option for carnations with their smaller polyps) it will positively thrive and bud like crazy.

Those yellow polyps are a menace! I had some, they spread worse than the green star polyps, and not nearly as pretty. But as a test the waters coral, they can't be beat. If you can't get those to thrive, you've got serious water issues.
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