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Old 05-10-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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Candy cane coral location and light?

Hello,, I have gotten a fiji candy cane coral. I have it in a 30 gallon with 2 96 watt PC's. I have two questions.
1- Is it normally for some of the sections to be very very bright green and others just light green.
2- Is it ok to have it placed on the bottom like I do? several things I read about them made it sound ok like this. I have attached a pic. Thanks for any help

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Old 05-10-2005, 05:55 PM   #2
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Jeff tanks looks great, the candycane is a very easy coral to take care of. The candy cane should have two different colors to it a different color in the center and on the outside rim. I would recommend placing it towards the middle of the tank and have a moderate flow of water on it also. HTH
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Hello and thanks alot. I am new but everything is going very well. I work from home so have a lot of time to work with things . Just wish I had more money LOL. I can't find a good spot for the candy except on the bottom,, do you think it will be ok,, its color is already getting better today.It has nice current but not really strong. I could maybe come up with somewere else but it may be hard. If you feel it will do ok down there I will leave it. how do I tell if it doing ok? Does it feed on phytoplankton? Thanks for the help

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Old 05-11-2005, 12:51 AM   #4
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Just light should be enough for a candycane i believe or bullseye what they call them also. I would place it in the middle or bottom would be fine more of the middle i would though. You will know if its doing good where its at by looking at the top of the sticks if its blooming its liking it.. Heres a weblink to help you a little bit: http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...cfm?pCatId=454

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Cool,, that is the page I printed to keep for reference . I will try and find a place more middle, it if seems unhappy. the actual tips are about 12 inches from light right now. Probably too soon to tell anything yet. beautiful piece so I wanna make it work. Thanks for the help gooyferret. I appreciate it.

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Jeff not a problem man..I really do like the candycoral also very elegant and easy to take care of piece im hoping on picking a piece up sometime soon for my 125gal
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I have a piece myself and I placed mine at the middle. It is a very easy coral and does not require a lot of light. You will know if it is happy when it is all blown up and the centres are florescent green.
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Thanks guys,, You have been alot to help. By the end of the night yesterday they were all puffed up with little white tenticles I guess sticking out in the middle and the outer rings were a very bright flueresent green. she is looking good.

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