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Old 07-21-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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Finally got some LR(lfs)

well i went the the lfs and saw that their live rock(brazilian) had quite of purple coraline growth on it and also saw some feather dusters...so i got 6 lbs of it...it looks pretty good under my lights(alot better than it did in the store which was in a tank with no light) i have already counted 3 very smal feather dusters and quite a bit of purple coraline...im sure it still isnt as good as lr.com rock but i was pretty impressed this rock...btw they gave me 6 lbs for the price of 5 at 5dollars a lb.

i take that back i have found countless very small feather dusters everywhere on the 2 rocks
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Old 07-21-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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also...i put one of the lr i got on top of a large base rock and it puts my lr close the surface where it is recieving pretty high flow...is this ok or should i move it down?
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:29 PM   #3
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lr benefits from high flow =), well as long as the flow is not ripping things off the rock

congrats an the lr purchase! Pretty soon you should start seeing the coraline colonize your base rock!
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:30 PM   #4
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I would keep it lower in the tank to begin with or you might find the coralline will bleach due to the new lighting conditions.
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Good advice Atari, The darker the corraline the less it likes the light.

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Old 07-22-2004, 02:00 AM   #6
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oh really? i have some very dark purple coraline on one of my rocks and i have it very close to the surface right now...i guess i will move it down tommorrow
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:05 PM   #7
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just wanted to update u all because im excited about my new findings on my lr...i found a bunch of worm like things sticking out of the rock, have seen a few pods that look like plankton from sponge bob, and i have seen a very very small brittle star fish! i didnt expect this much from the lfs rock...the coraline on the rock is a little lacking but i think it will grow
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