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Old 01-24-2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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Not too long after increasing the lighting...

One of my corals is 'blooming' fabulously and I just had to share!!!
Never had a coral like this before.
I had increased the lighting about a month-1/2 ago and my coral has just started looking like this in the past day or so.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:52 PM   #2
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WOW! Beautiful! What great color! What was your lighting and what is it now?
Love the pic too.
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:00 PM   #3
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Thanks!!
Well, before, it was just one hood with a 50/50 long fl. bulb, then about a 1-1/2 months ago I added a second hood with 2 50/50 mini's. I only have a 10 gal (now with 35watts of light), so I am guessing this is what did it, since I have been putting in the same supplements all along and making the same water changes.
(I think I'll add this pic to my gallery)
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:57 PM   #4
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This coral is a non zooxanthellae filter feeder. Not to rain on your parade, but the lights had nothing to do with it. 8)

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...002/toonen.htm

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Old 01-25-2006, 12:06 AM   #5
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Wow, a great article. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm here to learn!
So what is your take on my gogonian? Do you think it will survive in my 10 gal?
It's been there about 2 months.
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Well I won't lie to you, the chances of long term survival in such a small tank is not promising. The biggest issues being feeding and water quality. You need to feed enough to keep it healthy but in doing so, water quality degredation can lead to tissue necrosis, waxing and algae build up. You will really need to be diligent with water changes and water quality testing. Best food I can think of is alternating between DT's oyster eggs, Liquidlife Bioplankton and Cylop-eeze.

Just be prepared to do multiple water changes weekly to keep water quality in order.

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Holy Cow - that is gorgeous!
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