My First LPS

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  1. Warr7207

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    Got myself a Pom-Pom Coral (yeah I like that better than Torch).

    Lighting needs - high

    Water Flow - high to extreme (got her in the cross hairs of one of my m1100's)

    Aggressiveness - extreme to any other coral with sweeper tentacles, keeping her away from the softies

    Hardiness - medium, correct water levels and the parameters listed above are required for a successful creature.

    Can be target feed any food-type but generally not required.

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    I love it too, so we can share, except she going want it raw :lol::lol:
     
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    Yip feed them it will be much happier if you do
     
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    congrats warr nice specimen
     
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    I did'nt know they needed high to extreme flow !!
     
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    Cool!Congrats Warr! I too got a new coral yesterday - an Trachtaphylia (sp?) Open Brain.
     
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    Trachyphyllia:whistling:

    Nice one Warr, looks good matey. Nice to see you have done some research before buying.:)
     
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    Nice coral, lovely colour.
     
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    Awesome, I thought they didn't like high flow
     
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    Not what my book says, rates it 8 out of 10 water flow required, which is in the 750 - 1000 litre / hour range.
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    i think it means good flow, be careful not to blast it directly with a powerhead.
     
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    No, No, only the Birds nest gets 4500 litres per hour - 2 direct powerheads
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Cool, you do need to be careful not to blast any coral with a powerhead from too close, it can strip some down to barebone. (even sps)
     
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    Is that why the sps is turning white ?
     
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    Possibly, but i'm no sps doc, try "ask Hennie" or Sihaya they would have much more understanding of sps problems. Having said that, i would think a dirct blast from a powerhead won't help/ lack of decent lighting/low calcium, but i'm guessing.
     
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    You were the dude that said I should give it strong flow :(, how should I judge what is strong flow ? The unit is 200mm away from a 3000l/h powerhead and 500mm from another 3000l/h powerhead, perpendicular to the centre of the powerhead outputs.

    Lighting no prob.

    calcuim - 460
     
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    I was the dude that said good flow, there is a major difference between good flow and blast it:lol: as long as the p/h is not within 300mm and pointed slightly "past" the coral it will be happier.
     
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    good buy Warr!
     
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    OK, i will post a pic later, and maybe can advise on the white tips.

    i am a man of extremes as you may have noticed :lol::lol:
     
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