My First LPS

Joined
28 Dec 2007
Posts
12,781
Reaction score
31
Location
JHB
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.

52847a79d714d2a7.jpg
 

Kanga

Retired Moderator
Joined
7 May 2007
Posts
4,576
Reaction score
23
Location
In the Koeberg blast radius
Yip feed them it will be much happier if you do
 

Muz

Joined
7 May 2007
Posts
914
Reaction score
7
I did'nt know they needed high to extreme flow !!
 

Mike

Retired Moderator
Joined
12 May 2007
Posts
7,859
Reaction score
31
Location
the Motherland
Trachyphyllia:whistling:

Nice one Warr, looks good matey. Nice to see you have done some research before buying.:)
 

Mike

Retired Moderator
Joined
12 May 2007
Posts
7,859
Reaction score
31
Location
the Motherland
No, No, only the Birds nest gets 4500 litres per hour - 2 direct powerheads
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)
 

Mike

Retired Moderator
Joined
12 May 2007
Posts
7,859
Reaction score
31
Location
the Motherland
Is that why the sps is turning white ?

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.
 
Joined
28 Dec 2007
Posts
12,781
Reaction score
31
Location
JHB
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.
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
 

Mike

Retired Moderator
Joined
12 May 2007
Posts
7,859
Reaction score
31
Location
the Motherland
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

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.
 
Joined
28 Dec 2007
Posts
12,781
Reaction score
31
Location
JHB
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.
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:
 

Similar threads


Top