Optimum Coral Placement

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    After what's been happening to amalick's frogspawn and hammer he found a brilliant link for coral placement that explained why his corals might be dying off. Placement of Corals in the Reef Tank

    Please add to this thread if you have any similar info!:thumbup:
     
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    Care And Placement For Ricordeas
    Ricordeas Are an extremely hardy soft coral found in the Florida waters off the coast of Florida. They are typically found at depths of up to 50 feet in slightly higher nutrient waters than that of an Acropora dominate reef. In the aquarium, ricordeas thrive in less light intense conditions with slightly nutrient rich water. VHO and power compact lighting provide perfect lighting. Metal halides can also be used to light ricordeas if they are kept under overhangs and at the bottom of the tank. Ricordeas also like lower water flow, where they can stretch out their tentacles and feed off zooplankton slowly drifting by. Running heavy protein skimming, carbon, phosphate absorbing material and heavy macro-algae, can strip the water of nutrients. Periodic feeding of meaty foods will be appreciated under these conditions where acropora dominant tanks are kept along with ricordeas.
     
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    Nice find Jaak
     
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    Jaak awesome finds buddy...
     
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    nice, thanks
     
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    thanks for sharing Jaak;) good info there.
     
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    Hit those rep points!!! ha ha ha - only kidding...:lol:
     
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    Interesting read Jaak, Great thread to help with my reef setup. ;)
     
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    cool stuff, thanks man!
     

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