Lighting and pricing question for hammer coral

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by Dane, 6 Apr 2010.

  1. Dane

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    Hey all,

    Wanted to get some feedback on LPS corals, particularly hammer coral.
    I'm running two 18watt 6400k CFL's and a T8 hagen marine-glo actinic tube on my 70L nano, and my zoas and xenias are all doing very well.
    A friend of mine who copied my setup exactly has candy canes doing very well too.

    So, I would love to get an LPS - particularly the bright green hammer (or frogspawn if I cant find a hammer) but I wanted to get a ballpark figure on prices.

    a) I've been told on a few of the international forums that these LPS would be fine mid or high level in my tank (not very deep), what do you guys think?
    b) What would expect to pay for a small head/frag of these corals? I seldom see them in my LFS and I would much rather buy from a local reefer that is fragging it.

    Thanks in advance for the advice, and if you know of a fragger in cape town with these available I'd be very interested!

    Kind Regards
    Dane
     
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    A - Migh be ok, but I wouldn't expect any rapid groth at all.

    B - I would say they range from R200 to R400 (from a LFS) depending on sze and colour, if I remember correctly, I paid R295 for one with 5 nice size heads, totalling about 15cm in diameter, a lovely green frog
     
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