Coral Flow Requirement

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  1. Warr7207

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    What flow is recommeded for this coral. Is this a leather ?
     
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    yes its a leather,some type of pincushion, Sarcopython if im not mistaken.low flow would be ideal with these guys.
     
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    Must this mean they must move slowly ?
     
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    I disagree. Medium flow is best. They will occassionally slime and if there is not enough flow to remove the slime, then the coral will take strain. All my leathers do best in moderate to medium flow.
     
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    yip I agree with Hill, I have Heavy Medium flow over my leathers
     
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    Jip - I have read somewhere (and have seen during diving) that most leathers in nature are sometimes in the heaviest flow..... Mine is currently in the "high flow level" of my tank, and for the first time the past month or so (since I moved it where it is now - since I re-did my aquascaping), the leather's polyps are now extending.... never used to previously - even though the leather itself extended perfectly well.....
     
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    Toadstool or Sarcophyton, yep agree good flow all around, but a reasonably low maintenance softy.
     
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    That is why i got it, not too scary
     
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    Regarding flow please see the photo I have just psted under myfirst coral and look where my power heads are. It is in full flow and loves it.
     
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    i have one of these mushrooms, were it tentacles are waving around hectically, so much so they are almost flat. Can't show you pic, tank is sleeping, try send one tomorrow.
     
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    What Mushroom?
     
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    Sorry leather, same species as pic above but with golden tips not green
     
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