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Old 05-06-2008, 11:47 PM   #1
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New Acan frags

Got these frags from eBay....
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:03 AM   #2
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don't know much about acans. are they hard to take care of? are they hard or have soft polyps? Nice pick ups by the way. will be interesting to see once they grow out a bit
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Looks good. Always nice to add a few more frags.
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nice frags you got there Cmor!
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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Acanthastrea Lordhowensis (Acanthastrea sp.)

Type: Large Polyp Stony
Family: Mussidae
Origin: Indo Pacific

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Lighting: Acanthastrea Lordhowensis are a hermatypic/photosynthetic coral. They require moderate to high lighting. Power compact lighting may be used but ideally T-5 & Metal Halide fixtures will prove more beneficial.
Water Quality: Acanthastrea Lordhowensis are more tolerant of changes water quality making them an excellent coral for beginners. Though they are more tolerant, a stable environment is obviously better for the prolonged health & well being of these creatures. Due to the heavy feeding requirements, a strong protein skimmer is recommended. Activated carbon as well as items such as ozone generators can help as well.
Current: Acanthastrea Lordhowensis require medium to strong water movement. Excessive flow on the animal can cause polyp retraction or in worst-case polyp bailout (polyps actually detach from their skeleton).



Classification: Acanthastrea EchinataDescription: An LPS, or Large Polyp Stony coral. This coral has shared corallite walls unlike its close relative Acanthastrea lordhowensis. Outer edges of the polyps are raised slightly above the inside (mouth). Colors vary tremendously. They can be any color or any mixture of any number of colors. Can be seen encrusting over live rock or plating.
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Thanks. Where did you get that description? is there a web site that has all the coral description and needs?
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:59 PM   #7
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There are MANY websites with descriptions. My post had info from two differrent site. GOOGLE is your friend. Type in "ACAN coral" and choose from thousands of web sites..
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Ah! you're the one that got those! Rats!! I bid on 'em but didn't go high enough.
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Those must be the one you got the smoking deals on. Very nice. All these new acans in this forum, I need to get one.
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Did you really think they would go for $0.99 :p

He has plently more available. I may get some more. They are looking much better now that they are acclimated to the tank and lights. I'll post more pics over the weekend.
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