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Old 01-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Hammer coral requirements

Looking to get a hammer coral for the tank. Any hints and tips on the corals needs/ experience would be much appreciated!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:04 AM   #2
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My hammer was my second coral, it seems to be pretty easy. I only have a 2 build HO t5 and I have seen steady growth. I added it to my tank when it had been up for about ~3 months. My main recommendation is to find the right amount of flow for it. Mine likes pretty low flow, when it is just right you can get some pretty good extension. They are great corals and good growers.
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That is about 6 months growth.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:22 AM   #3
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What do you feed it?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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I don't spot feed it, occasionally it grabs some food from the water when I feed my fish and it seems to be eating my shrimp molts for some reason (not sure if that is good but it happens). It gets most of its "food" from my lighting. It had 3 heads when I bought it and now each has split so I have 6 now. That's why I would say the only care I would recommend is finding the right flow since that's all I did.

I do add fuel to my tank occasionally.
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That is awesome thanks guys! Looking to get one of these in the next month.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #6
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Just got the hammer coral today and just wondering how long it should take to open up?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #7
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I'm running a marineland 48-60 reef led on the tank as well....
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:29 PM   #8
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Better post a link to the LEDs. I didn't think Marineland made a coral capable led system despite their misleading name.
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It's just now opening ill post the link really quick starting to look good I think....
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:14 PM   #10
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http://www.marineland.com/Products/a...ng-system.aspx.

Here is the link.....
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