Kenyan Tree

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  1. lindsay pollard

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    Guys could u please shed some light on the subject for me,I got 3 frags from durban a month ago but they were not in a good condition,my question is why do they only puff up once the lights are all switched off.they seem to have got a foothold on the rocks now.They are about 2 inches tall,water parameters all good.Thanx
     
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    Hi Lindsay - the only reasoning I could give you is that they spent quite some time in darkness while being shipped. So, they need to acclimatize to the lighting in your tank.
    This could take a week - sometimes more....

    Give it chance - they should be all A-OK soon!
     
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    howzit Jacques they were lying in a tank for some time witout any lighting so ur most prob.spot on shot man
     
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    Hi Lindsay - no problems... Sure that they will recover soon, and then start growing like MAD! ;-) Enjoy them - awesome corals!
     
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    ooh yes they have eventually stood up and look very impresive,in the mornings they are deflated and around lunch time the stand tall.Im ssooooooo geppy
     
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    great to hear they doing well Lindsay :)
     
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    shot mekaeel now they must GROW
     
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    they do grow rather fast under good water conditions.so keep up with proper husbandry and you will surely see results
     
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    Hi Lindsay - I very happy for you that the Kenya Tree has now gone through it's "getting used to" cycle..... Congrats man. They grow nice and fast. I am QUITE sure that you will be pleasantly surprised with it. Give it a month or so, and then we talk again ;-)

    How about some pics! ;-)
     
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    eish u okes and pics be patient they will come for sure othrewise all is well
     
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    They do that. Will even deflate if the light go out for a min.
     
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    shot Thalion at the moment they are down hopefully they will rise to the ocasion now now
     
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    thalion what u mean boiled
     
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    pics lindsay pics!
     
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    Ask Sean K.
     
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    Oh, they also don't like been Boiled.:whistling:

    Man, I just saw this now, not funny you:lol:. I am still pissed off as it is still my favourate Coral. And the best part is that it was not even my own doing- @#$ Chiller- But hopefully never again... Now just to find some more Kenia Trees, a whole plantation full:whistling:
     
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    Will check now. Been a hectic week...
     
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    Sean, that coral that I gave you that is on the rock with the blue mushrooms (the same one your green star polyps are stinging :whistling:), when that things grows up it will look a thousand times better than any kenyan tree plantation, trust me, it's a stunning coral, grows big and branches out nicely, it will be the centre piece in your tank.
     
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