Sun Coral

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  1. Alfie

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    Pic of Sun Coral taken with moonlights

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    wow that looks stuning Alfie its realy a beautiful coral I WANT:)
     
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    wicked Alfie!what moonlights you running?
     
  5. Warr7207

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    Cool pic
     
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    i will get on of thoughs some time.
    cool pic
     
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    Quite a tough coral to look after, so do your homework before hand. :)
     
  8. Alfie

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    Thanks guys. Mekaeel I am running the Rio Blue moonlight units.
     
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    the Rio LED's are awsome,checked them in action,great value for money
     
  10. Alfie

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    Ageed, they make the tank look stunning at night.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Alfie - that sun-coral of yours looks AWESOMELY healthy, hey!

    I found that since I started removing my sun-coral from my tank, and feed it in a seperate tupperware container, it has grown many more "heads", and also now comes out FAR more in my tank during daylight hours as well.....
     
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    If you get them into a routine of feeding with the lights on they open during the day. I don't like the idea of always moving the corals. Mine has about doubled in size and there are tons of new polyps forming all the time.
     
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    very true Alfie.constant moving of any coral, i found causes them to be rather unhappy.espescially with SPS,their entire growth pattern changes.
     
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    I can imagine that moving/trying to move any SPS will be problematic. I don't usually move my corals - it's just that when I did feed the sun-coral while it was in one location, not all the "heads/polyps" got food (being difficult to get to when target feeding). I used to switch all my pumps off (except for my return pump), and then use my turkey baster to target feed the sun-coral. Just a short while later the hermit crabs are on the sun-coral, stealing the food from the polyps.....
     
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    How long do they take to extend polyps after you put them into the tupperware Jacie?
    I also feed mine with the turkey baster...The L tank is nice for the decoy method...I first feed the shrimps and crabs and fish in the one leg and then feed the sun coral in the other leg.
     
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    Hi Lappies. My sun-coral's polyps take about 10 minutes to start opening after I have placed them in the tupperware container.
     
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    My sun is growing on the back of some kind of bi-valve. Would it be safe for me to move it everynight or will the bi-valve maybe die?
     
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    Always do. It will be one of the last coral i get
     
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    hey bud what do you feed your sun coral in the tupperware and how many times do you do that
     
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    has anyone heard from alfie lately?
     
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