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Old 03-17-2013, 12:42 AM   #1
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Corals on new LR

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I just bought a small piece of LR for my newly cycled and setup 26 g bow front. I wasn't going to go with corals until down the road but now that I noticed baby coral growing on it, what is the requirements light wise? Any advice?

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:52 AM   #2
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Lighting depends on the type of coral. Do you know what it is?
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:09 AM   #3
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I'm a noob, I wish I did. I can take a pic. It's purple, with little bumps. Sorry just took with my phone so it's a little blurry. It's real small. Kinda looks like a purple nipple lol.

There's also one with green bubbles on the other side of the rock. Can't get a shot of it.
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Now I'm thinking its an anemone.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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This is the best shot I can get. Those small brown things, are they aiptasia? They have a brown center, and clear like hairs.

The purple thing, no clue what that is. I've seen it come up into a mushroom once, then go back down.
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Anyone, any ideas?
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I'm not sure what purple thing you are referring to. As for the brown ones, I think those look like aiptasia.
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The resolution on my phone is horrible! I hope someone on a PC can chime in for you
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Im not sure either, but you might want to focus on the green bubble your talking about. That could be green bubble algae.
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I am getting the feeling I might be better off just returning this live rock. I took a closer look, and it is algae.

When I hit those little guys, the centers ball up. They don't retreat into the rock, they just clam up. Is that the normal behavior of aiptasia?
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