Discussion in 'NPS Corals' started by wjrg, Aug 10, 2008.
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Ok I dug it up and here it goes. This guys system is Nice ! I particularly dig that his tank is an alky ! I know tangster says stay away from the sauce , but I guess it works here due to such a high nitrate phosphate load. The organic carbon is a working on this bad boy.
Report on a Successful Husbandry Method for a General Azooxanthellate Reef System including Dendronephthya by Charles Matthews - Reefkeeping.com
thanks his tank is so colorful it almost looks fake. impressive
i would not recomend a carnation coral, they dont last long in captivity unless you are extremely experianced and know what your doing, i would go with a yellow leather, very hardy and extremely beautiful!
i have had one for about 9 months now. it is at the bottom of my tank with medium water flow under crappy 260w lighting and it has stayed stagnet in growth. i dose it with microvert every 3 days.
Not a easy coral to keep I maintained a nice colony for yrs , I did make a special apparatus for it to start out in then as it /they grew in size they moves out of the tune/cave and into the rocks and sand around the mouth of the cave that supplied a constant draft of water all day long to bring them food , I also never applied the sauce never needed it I did not use a deep sand bed I did use a PO4 reactor and a nitrate coil .. But once established they are a beautiful coral and my cave thing also worked even better with the sun corals .. I made it to pull about 100GPH right through their cave/tunnel like a chimney for water and not smoke . Coloney expanded 10x' on its own with no help from me at all other then supplying a good water quality.
lfs here was trying to sell me one, marketted as a "deep water" coral and requiring very low light but manual feeding. also said to keep a colder tank than 78 degrees
if it's true then good, if not glad i didnt buy it anyway 8)
Cooler water is not a have to have but I kept mine at 76 to 77 via a chiller I built from a YORK 2ton heat Pump.
As for light It really matters not they don't require light but won't be harmed by it either. Not a easy coral its one you have to work to have and when I was bed ridden for 3 yrs from Feb 2002 to Jan 2005 I broke the tank down and sold it all off . But my cave idea worked like a charm..Will revisit that idea again .
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