Goniopora

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  1. pXius

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    Found this great Article on gonies if anyone is interested.

    Feature Article: The Successful Aquarium Culture of Goniopora Species — Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine

    It identifies some of the different goni species and their requirements based on the experiences of the writer, he has a few different ones in his care.

    I personally have a blueish purple one (4 days now) which is a bit more hardy than the yellow/green/brown ones from what I've read.

    Does anyone else have one of these? And what are your conditions? Mine is till not opening up completely. About 2-3cm extension at the moment in a well lit moderate to highish flow area. Going to move him to a lower flow area tomorrow and see if it makes a difference.
     
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    Good article, there is a link to it on my tank thread somewhere from about a year ago...very informative and a definate good read for anyone wanting to keep these awesome lps.
     
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    I can report that my blue Goni is opening up bigger and bigger everyday. It probably just needed to acclimatize to my lighting which IMO was way stronger than that of the LFS.

    Also since I've introduced random flow it seems to be doing better. Wonder how big an effect random flow really has on corals, especially LPS on longer tentacle things like like hammers, torches etc.
     
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    very cool corals, i have 5 colonies that are 2 yrs old this dec, doing very well!
    random flow is beneficial the removing of acidic waste and co2 helps alot
     
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    2 years is quite long from what I've heard. :thumbup: May I ask what conditions they are set in, in terms of flow and lighting? Also, do you target feed?
     
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    they are kept in 1025-1026 salinity under T5's, no target feeding just what floats buy and loads of fish in the system
     
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    Thanks! oh and flow?
     
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    medium to high, enuff to make them sway a bit
     
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    Cool Article...thanks for sharing...Appreciated
     
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    Great article - thanks a million (I have a Goniopora polyformis and so far doing well - had it about 6 months)
     
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    Glad you guys liked it.

    Thanks dallasg, mine is in a similar area and doing well so far.

    I target feed my Sun coral so loots of C-eez in the water colum for him to pick up afterwards. :D
     
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    The Care and Propagation of Goniopora

    Also found this a good article The Care and Propagation of Goniopora

    I have been dosing iron with good results, not only in the Goniopora, but also my other LPS. Only downside is that my macro algae has colored up nicely as well.

    I am very excited about my Goniopara as I am finally observing it feeding regularly, and weirdly it is taking relatively large items and it's favorite at the moment is Angle formula, with gel binder, mushed up?
     
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