Pachyseris speciosa

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  1. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    anyone ever keep one? i cant seem to find much info on the web
     
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  3. Va Reef

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    Put common names in your title too, it'll help generate responses.

    That being said, I've only ever seen one. Care is something like a leptoseris I'd say. Medium light medium flow. Higher flow generates the "stacking of plates" which is pretty cool.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    thx reef, couldnt find the common name :s
     
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    It's a tough one, serpent coral usually. But again, there is not much out on these guys. I got my info through word of mouth from a vendor so it might not even be correct lol.
     
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    If you see Pachy in the title than it's an Elephant Skin coral, common name.

    It's a pretty hardy coral, not one you see a lot of these days.

    Mod flow and lighting. Maintain the big three as you would for most stony corals.

    HTH

    Cheryl :)
     
  7. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    Now that you mention elephant skin it does ring a bell, thx Cheryl. Ill post a pic at some point. Seems i got my hands on a rary. Its blueish green in color and rather large.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    For the record the big 5 have been stable at:
    Po4: 0.03
    No3: 0
    Ca: 450
    Mg: 1400
    Kh: 7
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Looks good. Make sure the alk stays above 7 for stony corals.
     
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    it sounds pretty - be sure to post pictures :)