Acan frag placement

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by muggle, Sep 17, 2010.

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  1. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Recently picked up an acan frag...what is best placement for this frag...tank is 24in tall with 2-250W metal halides...currently frag is 1/4 way up on a rock with no cover to shade it...should it be in a lower light part of tank?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lower part on the sand is good, some shading medium flow.
     
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    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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  5. Jay Reef

    Jay Reef Feather Duster

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    +2 for shading. acans dont need a lot of light and will benefit greatly from target feeding.
     
  6. bulldogniner

    bulldogniner Feather Duster

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    I also noticed that if you put them up too high that the colors can start to fade. I'd say the lower the better, especially with your lighting.
     
  7. Mainstream Aqua

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    I think flow is as important if not more important than anything else. Since acans don't rely on photosynthesis as a source of nutrients like other corals, the acan need to eat off of the water column. I've noticed that they acan like a soft undertow type of flow where the nutrients can easily pass over them.