Galaxy Corals

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Good day folks.

I bought a beautiful, healthy galaxy on saturday and put the bugger far away from any other coral, got decent flow, medium in fact.And refreshed my carbon(rowa).
Now what i need to know is, this coral after acclimating him for about 45 mins, Looks healthy but not opening up as much as it should, does it take a while for them to get used to the tank conditions which are fine except that my calcium is a bit high on 480/490.

What length are the tentacles supposed to reach when the lights are on?
 
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Yes, they will take a while to adjust, anything up to a week. Expect tentacles up to 20cm.
 
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Polyps extend by a few mm, sweeper tenracles by about 20cm! It does seem that any tentacle can become (is) a sweeper tentacle. Here's a pic of mine, with sweepers not fully extended:

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Hi Irie thanks for that. I stand corrected. I have a few Galaxy's and have never seen sweepers. I never see them at night. Do they sweep during the day?
 
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They sweep 24/7 in my system. My tank is heavily stocked with coral (yes, i have an addiction), so the galaxea senses proximity of potential space and food competitors all the time. I have kept a 25cm border around it, as this is the maximum legth that i have observed sweepers.

whenever the sweepers are not extended, all I have to do is put my hand in the water and out they come!
 

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What are you feeding? Anything special for the corals?
 
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Nope, no target feeding, just feed my fish three times per week and home made coral food once per week at night.
 
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Guys, the leather is not as red as it looks on the pic. The pic was taken under an old 10k halide. The leather has a slight red tinge to it, accentuated by the yellowness of the globe.
I feed my fish half a black mussel 3 times per week.
 

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I hope nobody minds the Hijack but I just saw a thread on galaxys, they are so stunning and I have my space planned, the pic is of a frag ( yes a teenie one ) can anyone tell me how it grows, I'm going hi tec on the lingo now.. on the bottom right of the frag is the star thingie, which I assume is part of the skeleton, now, if this is empty as seen in the pic, i assume again that the Galaxy has died in that area. So, must you cut it away for the galaxy to grow there again?

Should I attach this frag to LR or just leave on its own.

Muz
 

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