hammer placement??

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by oldfishkeeper, Dec 28, 2013.

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    What does a hammer like in terms of conditions? I swear I've tried my two small ones just about everywhere and they don't open all the way :confused:
     
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    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    I've always kept my Euphyllias under moderate light with moderate flow.
     
  4. DrewSk

    DrewSk Feather Duster

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    Same here. I keep them in the middle of the tank. I've kept them in both low flow and medium flow and they seemed happy. I'd say start in low flow to get them used to your tank, and then move them to a higher flow area if you want them in a different spot. I've got one in higher flow/higher light, but it's not open as much as it used to be.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I keep my frog on the sand bed and he's happy.
     
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    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    One thing most corals don't appreciate is constant human intervention. Best thing for the hammer is find an area with low to moderate flow and moderate lighting, then leave it alone. It may take several days to fully open once it has adjusted to it's new environment.

    HTH :)
     
  7. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    so, my interpretation from Mr. Bill is.....leave the darn thing alone - stop constantly moving it, touching it, putting it in places where it ends up falling down, etc. :)
     
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  9. mikejrice

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    Do you monitor your alkalinity regularly?
     
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    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I have not tested it in a while no. :party-smi however, I have a bubble coral that is huge and thriving as well as a torch coral that is open all the time.
     
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    I would check that out. In my experience, alkalinity plays a huge part in keeping euphyllia happy though I have also seen some specimens that have adjusted to lower ranges.
     
  12. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    ok, thank you....I will check today.