HELP to identify coral

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  1. ty

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    Dear all, recently i have got a plant it has a white skeleton with it attracts into at night, and during the day as you can see in the pics below it has long transparent pink tenticles, could anybody please I.D it for me?[​IMG]

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    Hi, i would say if its the one i think it is then its a frogspawn coral
     
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    Yes...here is some info on them...it's an animal...;)
    http://www.aquacon.com/lps.html
     
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    sorry should have added a bit more info :blush:
     
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    Nope..nothing wrong with you'r post...I unfortunately go overboard with Links and Threads...:blush:
     
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    Looks like a torch coral
     
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    ill take a nice pic at 12 and upload it to get a better idea
     
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    What's that pink gubbin on the top left?

    P.S That white mushroom shaped colony is very striking. What is that?
     
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    hey rocket the pink on top left that is just a sticker, and the white colony used to be some sort of a polyp coral, its not alive though it just the skeleton of what used to be a plant. unfortunately:(
     
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    sorry guys pic will need to wait memory card not working :eek:
     
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    @ty

    The coral is a frogspawn, brown one, I have the same type but cant find a pic of it for now.

    Any reason why you have the heater in the display area? It makes me suspect something might be going wrong with the filter setup if the heater is in the display area. Have a look on masa under the Boyo TL450 & 550 section: http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/forumdisplay.php?f=219

    When you get some time have a dig through some of the tank threads in there, always good for ideas, inspiration etc. Otherwise if you have any questions/doubts ask in there and people will help you out 99% of the time.

    Good luck with the tank
     
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    hey thank you so much mewik will go through that link now, and as far as the heater is concerned i left it in the display tank because when i started to set up the tank for some reason the water in the back compartment was always hotter than the water in he display tank, so i though put it in the display tank as that area is bigger, but i should move it back now that the water temp is the same right round.
     
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    Yeah it wont make a diff to the fish, just looks neater when its hidden. There shouldnt really be a temp diff between the filter area and display, is the return pump working correctly and moving the water through the filter and back into the tank correctly?

    You can put the heater into the last chamber (Left side) then it will be right where the water is being pumped back into the display from. Just remember to top up your tank with RO water when the level in the last chamber drops due to evaporation. If the chamber runs dry your heater will do bad things....but if that chamber empties enough to reach the heater I would say the heater is the least of your problems ;)
     
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    oh yes thanks mew if it had to run that dry that would be a crisis, another question mew, i see in most tanks they have got very nice rock designs is there a type of a glue they use to stick these rocks together to stop them from falling over onto the glass or how do they do it?
     
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    There are a few different ways, you can use pratleys putty or another type of epoxy to stick everything together. You do get Giessmann coral putty stuff which is quite pricey to use in the end it is pretty much the same as pratleys putty.

    Otherwise the harder route is to build a structure out of perspex and attach the rocks to it with cable ties and pratleys.....bit of a las

    The other option is to stack them naturally, most tanks including mine are done this way. You just need to spend some time experimenting to find the best way the rocks fit together. I seem to spend ages staring at my tank playing tetris in my head with the rocks, then I dive in and try to arrange as per the plan in my head :)

    My advice would be to experiment a bit first, then if nothing works for you look at the pratleys option. Try to create some open space to allow good flow through the rocks and keep in mind where future corals can go. (Some flat ledges etc)
     
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    thx mew i shall give them all a try i shall start with the natural way and see how it goes from there, didnt want to attempt before asking cause dis now i end breaking something.
     
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    Lol, Tetris.
     
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