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  1. JodieG

    JodieG

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    Are you experiencing any problems in your tank?
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    Brief Description
    My Pom Pom coral has expanded to almost the size of my tank!!!! I don't know why? Is this normal and is it gonna kill anything?
    Tank size
    20l
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    How long has your tank been running?
    Bought it from a marine shop running already so not to sure
    What livestock do you have?
    Two tube anenome
    Tube worm
    Fire shrimp
    Clear shrimp
    Goby
    Two clown fish
    Heir crab
    Anenome crab two
    Emerald crab
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    What lighting is over the tank?
    Day light
    Pumps and equipment
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    Maintenance
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  3. Gary Roebuck

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    masahello

    it always helps if u post a pic or 2, n if i'm reading right u have a 20ltr tank.... pretty much 'anything' u put in there will eventually outgrow it..! just another thought... u say 'day light' does that mean u're tank is outside or just that u have no artificial lighting system? there are many threads here u should read asap.. makes life a lot easier on u and u're tank mates.
     
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    Pom Pom coral? Xenia? Need pics please? Oh & welcome to the forum...
     
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    Pom Pom coral, more commonly know as Xenia.

    It is a fast grower and will take over almost any tank if given the opportunity. Other than the xenia you do not have anything else that actually require good light.

    And also explains as to why your bubble tip anemone died. The tube anemone does not require light and in fact are not an anemone at all.

    There are a lot of comments asking for some info on your thread Urgent help needed Tube worm anenome - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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    require good light anymore
     
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    3 fish in an seriously small system. Only the shrimps or crabs would have been OK - maybe.

    Either re-look at your current stocking levels or upgrade to bigger tank.
     
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    I'm gonna try post a pic when I get to work cause right now I'm replying off my phone
     
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    k i posted a before and after!
    prepared to be amazed... the one pic is from yesterday and the other from this morning

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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Thats a plate coral. It should be on the substrate
     
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    a what? on what?
     
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    how old/new is this system?
     
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    i got it a week ago but it was running in the shop for a while
     
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    Heliofungia (long tentacled plate coral). They dont like being on rockwork, it needs to be placed on the sand
     
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    Plate coral should be on the sand...
     
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    you sure that tank is 20L? Looks bigger.

    Take the actual dimensions of the tank please.
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    A plate wouldnt expand that much if there was flow in your tank...how much flow do you have?
     
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    JodieG Thread Starter

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    ill have to measure it when i get home... i have now learnt to not trust shop owners.. rather ask on the forum first before you by or place anything
     
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    Did it come with all the livestock aswell?
     
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    Looks like he just has a rain bar @459b
     
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    a moderate flow i think... im new to this stuff so i dont really know what all these things are
    but seriously how big is this thing??
     
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