Pineapple coral

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by lIghty, 16 Apr 2008.

  1. lIghty

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    Hi friend,

    I've got a 'pineapple' coral that's not doing to well, its been dying off slowly, water is in check.

    Do they need a lot of flow?

    what lighting do they require as I have 2x T5?

    thanks
     
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    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    By pineapple do you mean blastomussa?
     
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    lIghty Thread Starter

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    not 100% sure, but what if seen on the WWW it is, most sites say they easy to keep, so what's going wrong, I've moved it lower and in a higher current spot now. Really how it helps!
     
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    Hi lIghty - I too have not heard of a "pineapple" coral before. Could you perhaps get a picture of this coral for us?

    Is it a LPS coral? If so - MOST (not all) LPS corals prefer to be placed on the sand, in NOT too turbulent water (MOST - not all) LPS corals come from the shallow salt water marshes or lagoons at the tropical islands.....

    So - the environment should be emulated. Also - is the coral being target fed? If yes - what?
     
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    Favites Corals is also know as pineapple corals so i am pretty sure this is what u are referring to.
    They like medium flow .
    Lightning should be moderate .
    Placing can be anywhere in the tank.
    Ideal Water conditions : Temp 25-28 SG 1.023-1.25 PH 8.1-8.4 dkh 8-12
    For good health Calcium ,strontium and trace elements should be added.
    U can also feed them micro-plankton or brine shrimp while its tentacles are extended.
     
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    Brilliant info Puppy! Many thanks!
     
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    Pineapple?

    Hi Friends

    Here a pic off the net of what it looks like.

    [​IMG]

    Wish mine was as good as this!
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Definitely seems to be a favites coral, lIghty! Heed to Puppy's suggestions!
     
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    lIghty Thread Starter

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    Thanks Guys

    Been dosing with Kalkwasser (along with others), hope to see an improvement. What is the correct mixing method for kalkwasser, LFS told me to add 1tsp to a little vinegar and then mix with 2L RO, and dose slowly over several hours, is this correct?

    Is there a site where one can view pic of corals and there names?
     
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    where did you get it form? pm me the name
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Justin - the mixture for kalkwasser seems to be 100% - just keep monitoring your pH and calcium levels while dosing kalkwasser - because both these parameters are affected by kalkwasser....


    I am looking for a link now for coral id...
     
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    The vinegar mix sounds right.

    UltimateReef.com - The UK's premier online reef keeping community - Reef tank help & advice have an awesome coral ID gallery on their forum, just don't forget to come back to MASA :p
     
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