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Old 12-03-2013, 02:17 AM   #101
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I completely disagree with the reasoning behind keeping something like this. I have tossed kenya tree branches in a sump and it lived for years under just a curly-q energy saver bulb. I've also sat pieces in a container of water and left it there for a week with no flow, light, or heat, and it remained alive.
I would say it's the poorest gauge for water quality you can use.

Keeping this is no guarantee you can keep less hardy corals, which is what you will want anyway.
Brilliant barbs said "Keep it in the sand (as far away from rocks as possible!!!!!!)" because it's terribly invasive. It also kills most corals that come in contact with it.
Keeping this in your tank is no different than keeping aptasia anemones.
Wow, soo much hatred towards them. I've had mine for approximately 7 months now and like it more than I did the day I bought it. It grows quickly but hasn't come close to killing anything (my palythoas have tried eating it when it blew into their grip) and it's the very first thing I have that shows any deficiencies in my water parameters and was even an alert during the summer when the temperature was getting too high for the tank. Granted, I haven't had it for years but I don't see my views on it changing anytime soon.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #102
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LOl..yes, I guess you could say it's hatred. But it's not like the coral hasn't earned it
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #103
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Im so glad I subscribed. I was also going to get this coral. I think I'll just get another zoa!
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #104
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If you like the look of that, I suggest Green Sinularia. It's somewhat similar, but brilliant green, and does not break off and blow all over the tank. Easy to keep, and easy to control.
here's a shot of some-
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #105
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If you like the look of that, I suggest Green Sinularia. It's somewhat similar, but brilliant green, and does not break off and blow all over the tank. Easy to keep, and easy to control.
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How much flow does it require. I like the look of that piece. Sorry to hijack your thread. Is there an easy blue coral that will work in a 9 gallon nano with very little flow
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How much flow does it require. I like the look of that piece. Sorry to hijack your thread. Is there an easy blue coral that will work in a 9 gallon nano with very little flow
Looking for color, or look? Blue mushrooms are easy just for the color. But if you want the branch look then I'm not sure if there are any blue softies like that... Mr_x probably knows one haha. I don't know much about softies because I barely have any. I have no experience.
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Blue clove polyps perhaps. Pretty easy.
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Blue clove polyps perhaps. Pretty easy.
Thanks let me look into that
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Sorry, I misread Brilliant Barbs's comment. Something branchy? No. Not unless you go non-photosynthetic, which is extremely difficult, if not impossible to keep alive long term.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #110
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Hello all!!

It's been a while I know, and my tank is coming along swimmingly! But there is a slight problem! Skimmer micro bubbles garghhhhhh!!!
I've got the aqua one G216 proskim and the amount of bubbles it is kicking into the water is just insane! Any advice on how to get rid of it?!

Many thanks, Olly x
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