Cup coral

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  1. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Wouter

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    If im not misteken this is a cup coral yes?? if so what species and i know the polyps havnt extened yet, got it an hour ago, is there anything i can do to help the polyps extend?

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    Thanks dudes :thumbup:
     
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  3. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Be patient, it's only been in the tank a few hours. It should extend by itself if it was acclimated properly and the water parameters are in check according to the corals needs. Not sure on the species though.
     
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    i have the same, it is an awesome coral :) mine likes to be near the lights, and a fair amount of flow. looks amazing under actinics
     
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    right, more flow, its in a still area of the tank at the mo, thanks for the input guys :thumbup:
     
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    its a pagoda cup coral , agree with tobes,give the coral some time to settle
     
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    Turbinara species, Deadmeat. As Afsal said: pagoda cup coral
     
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    I highly recommend putting these under only moderate light and target feeding. The way we see them in captive aquariums is not what they're "supposed" to look like. When they're really healthy and happy, this is what they look like...

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    Sorry I can't seem to get the "insert image" thingy to work for me.

    I had this coral in my display tank and it wasn't doing well. I tried everything to help it in the display tank, but it just wouldn't recover. So I tossed it in my refugium where I had less lighting and could really target feed it. I wasn't expecting much, but I swear within a few weeks, it looked like above (and actually started to grow).
     
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    Absolutely stunning dude nice one
     
  11. amalick

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    Ahem! - THis isnt my thread, I just wanted to show deadmeat what he could look forward to;)
     
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