Colt Coral Placement?

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  1. fletch

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    Is it ok to put my colt coral in the sand? It is attached to a very thin piece of rock and I have it in my sand substrurate. I have had it for about a week now and It seems to be doing very well so far!
    I read a small artical saying that colt coral's don't like to be placed in the sand Is this true? :-/...................... John
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    mine has been in the sand/medium flow for over 1 year now growing like crazy-5 frags so far
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    Thank you pdlmsn I have been looking at a lot of pictures of different reef setups and more times than not if there is a colt coral it is in the sand, I just had to get the opinion of everyone here on 3reef as I think that these guys are the best!!! If you have a question all you have to do is check previous posts and if you can't find an answer to your question just ask and these guys are on it in a heart beat ;) :D ;D............................... John
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    The fact it has a solid rock base should be cool.
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    what is your lighting?
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    This was in his signature pdlmn:

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    Thank You Craig, ;) ;D ........................... John
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    Thank You Matt  ;) I do have it off to the left hand side of my tank and it is in the sand bed in a medium flow area, It seems to be doing fine but I was concerned after I read that Colts don't like to be in the sand......................  John
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    Well at least it's easy to move if you have to... did they say why?
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    [quote author=Matt Rogers link=board=Coral;num=1093552285;start=0#10 date=08/27/04 at 17:14:45] did they say why?[/quote]


    No Just that they are not at home in the sand. Here is the link to it
    http://www.geocities.com/panamaembraced/colt.html

    ( I don't think that it is a very reliable source) but I just had to ask the Brain power here on 3Reef after reading it to ease my mind ;) ;D..... John
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    They may prefer a hard surface to sand, but a hard suface to get a foot hold placed on the sand is not the same thing. My Xenia reattached, after I siphoned of the LR during cleaning, to a shell that is half buried in the sand.
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    Well I guess I deserved this!! For being kind of unsympathetic to HL14 Clam dying. :-/ I guess what comes around goes around!!! The weather made a drastic change here yesterday and it is Hotter than hell and I had to work today and nobody was home and I forgot to turn the air on in the room my tank is in and when I got home my water temp was 90 degrees :eek:and my colt coral looks like it is made out of wax and it is about 1/4 the size it was. Everything else so far seems to be OK but I am expecting the worst :'(... John
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    Some soft corals are pretty sensitive to over heating. Polyps and mushrooms seem a little more resilient. Way bummer fletch, but the same thing happened to a Kenyon Tree Coral that Nautilus sent me. It flat melted due to overheating in transport.
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    Do you think that there is any chance it will pull threw? :-/ :'(
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    Won't hurt to wait it out.
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    Will it do anything to my tank? :-/
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    Shouldn't do much to your 75 gallon. Running a little carbon would be a good idea anyway. Most of the damaage has been done already, if anything.
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    OK thank you Craig I will let it stay in the tank tonight hopefully it will come back when the temp gets back to normal :-/ But I don't have my hopes up on it surviving. :(... John