Lets get a Zoanthid and Palys thread going.

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Corailline, Jul 1, 2015.

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  1. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    RapidLED Diy, I have 16 cool white and 16 royal blue 5w leds running about 50% and 4 UV which i think are less than 3w on the same channel as the blues.

    I have been thinking it is on the low side due to them only running 50% but i guess maybe a PAR meter will have to be used to find out.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I do not know what to make of that, my big frag is under some intense lighting, and my smaller one off to the side about 5 inches which is a lot in my tank.
    LED running at 70% for 12 hours. I hope yours turn around for you.
     
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    I've got my rastas directly under my halide with moderate flow too. Some reason they like a lot of light and flow in my tank.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Yeah mine too (but LED).

    I am actually surprised at how un picky they are. They really grow fast once they get acclimated.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    All but 2 of mine which are more or less under the plug have melted away. I only had one opening up before I did a lugols dip and the other opened up. They are both very healthy and happy looking but I think maybe It took me too long to get the lugols and dip them for the polyps i lost. Hopefully they will do like Cheryl's and only Two should be enough to get a colony out of them, they are usually sold in ones and twos . Shouldn't be a problem so long as I don't lose the two i have.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I started with 2 polyps now I have 50+ so there's hope MD
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Ok, that is it. :mad:

    Civic does not get to play anymore.:rolleyes:j/k.

    Everything in your tank flourishes to Godzilla sizes. You're quite the hobbyist.:D
     
  11. mdbostwick

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    So my 2 polyps are now officially 3! It is definitely a new polyp because when I wrote the post above there was nothing next to the 2 i have and now there is a tiny little polyp which I can just start seeing the skirt today.

    I think i am going to have to tinker with my lights a bit and maybe see if an lfs has a par meter for rent.
     
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