Tree Looking coral

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  1. mytank

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    So I am looking to add some sort of tree looking coral to my tank in the background.

    The will be positioned left and right of the tank which means on the left they will be AROUND (not directly infront) of the flow pump and on the right they will be AROUND not in front of the return.

    I would like something with a lot of branches and pref colorful too. Kenya are well.... BROWN....

    Anyone got some idea's. As for light they will be getting full light from the MH and T5's for 7 hours a day.

    Thank you
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    An Acro!
     
  4. Kunhardt

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    He said tree not stick! :p

    If its leathers u are after they are not the most colourful bunch, but a sinularia is a more pinky-peach than the Kenya tree brown/tan.

    Obviously u get dendronyphtias (sp?) But that's a whole other non photosynthetic ball game.
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  5. Dane

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    The leather family as kunhardt mentioned are a good bet, you do get some rad colours but they are like hens teeth (greens)! I love my pulsing xenia, but under such bright light it won't extend hugely and become tree-like and some consider it a weed. As an aside, African blue cespitalaria is notoriously difficult so I would caution against it... Keep an eye out for the colourful leathers is probably your best bet...
     
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    Bare in mind that a lot of funky coloured leathers are dyed and dont stand much of a chance of surviving. I was stooooooopid enough to buy a "purple" leather once. Should have known better :)
     
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    Have a look at this guy i bought recently. Pink sinularia tree, that sounds about right ;)

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  9. Kunhardt

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    Not the Sinularia I was thinking of, but I guess its ok :)
     
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    Kenya Tree Coral / Christmas Tree Coral?
     
  11. FrancoisJou

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    I've got a Kenya Tree and I love it, it's a very cool coral and is so hardy!


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    @rakabos thats a pretty oke! :) ...

    Also if you find a really pretty leather... it may be a NPS! Find out the name and do research :)
     
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    That's not fair, to dye corals! >:-/
     
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    Well the okes at Petstop said it was a Sinularia and to me it does look like it, but the color is really crazy cool.
     
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    No its not an NPS, it is a species of Sinularia...just not the particular one I was refering to.
     
  16. mytank

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    I WANT :) Where you get it :)
     
  17. Tremayn

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    @rakabos .. no lol the first line was meant for you... second line was a just a general piece of advice to people who are reaaaaally new to the hobby :)
     
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    Petstop ;)
     
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