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Old 04-05-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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Just purchased my first coral

Purchased a frogspawn yesterday from my lfs... little guy hasn't opened up yet should i wait to place him somewhere else.. give him a few days to acclimate?
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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If he's on the bottom leave him there for a little. What lights do you have?
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
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I placed him in some barnacle at the bottom. Im running aquaticlife t5.
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How many bulbs? I'd probably leave him for a little longer

Moving them around a bunch will just make it more angry
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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4 2 atinec 2 white with lunar led
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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I think he was already angry. Noticed some strings coming from it
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Those are probably sweeper tentacles, trying to kill any surrounding corals. Have any other corals near in the tank? If there are any near move them or him away, he'll kill them.

Those lights sound good though, give him a few days.
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He's my first coral paid 70 bucks for it. It is the reason i started the hobby
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Well they usually only send them out when they sense other corals, strange.

$70? Is he aussie or a large colony? That's a pretty high price
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How about size of tank and type lighting and watts of each bulb. Alot of your LPS corals like hammers and frogspawn should be off the substrate as the salt grains will get in the polyps and irratate (SP) the heads, I keep mine in the top third of the tank.
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