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Old 08-22-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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placing xenia

iv just brought a xl colony of xenia. i was wondering where to place it in the aquarium. and if they like high flow.. at the minute its in the high flow and its waving all over the place.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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They like low flow. They will actually move and spread out so it is best to start them in a relatively isolated area of the tank (on a small island of a rock, on top of a large rock that you could remove if needed, etc.). Unless something goes wrong they will start to take over so be able to frag it and bring it in for a little credit (if you are lucky).
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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I have a xl xenia also thay love high flow as far as in my tank, I have a powerhead right on them also a pair of oc clowns hosted it, crazy I know. Thay grow like crazy so will need to be cut back or fraged.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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Xenia is like a plague! lol I had the tiniest $4 stalk in my pico and now its bigger than my hand in only like a month. I had to move it into my 125g already. I really love the waving hands thing but if i had a choice I wouldnt get anymore again. Just too much growth and they take over very easily...
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Lol most def if I knew that thay would grow like thay have I wouldnt have got them. But it is now my clowns home so I lost that battel. My clowns wont even let me get close to them now... face palm
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Well at least you dont have to worry about them killing an expensive coral and you dont need to consider a nem. Wish mine would host my xenia. LOL

Good luck...btw do you have a picture of them doing this, probably looks really neat.
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cool so they spead then.. so fishguy says they like low flow and you guys say high lol...so once they grow how do i cut them back.. do i cut the actual stalk or the rock its on. what do i do once i cut it back where do i put it
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well as far as the flow just move them around see what works for yours.
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OMG, that is the cutest thing ever! They are in a forest of xenia lol

I would think taking a whole stalk would be the easiest method, I;m just now starting, just starting to read about fragging. I have some extreme colonies of corals i will need to address sooner than later. lol
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Lol thanks carey

I agree takeing a stalk would be the easyest way to frag them
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