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What LPS do you all have?

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Mushroom Boy

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Well, let's get this forum rollin'!

I've got a torch, frogspawn, favia and caulastrea (candy cane) in my 100 gallon mixed reef. I had to move the torch onto my sandbed as it was carving a path of death in my SPS :twisted:.

Anyone else out there keeping LPS corals? What have you had success with? Any that you've had a hard time with?

I lost a fox (nemenzophyllia) not too long ago. I believe it was associated with a drop off in alkilinity. It seemed more sensitive to change than anything else in the tank...

Paul.
 

Zack

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I got an open brain, hammer coral, bubble coral, candycane (both white and green)

The candycanes have worked very well for me, they are splitting all the time and is very cool to see. I feed my brain a piece of silverslide everyone and awhile along with bubble coral. Never had a problem with an lps coral I must say.
 
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reeferwanted

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I have 2 Euphyllia Ancora, Favia Pallida,Blastomussa Wellsi,Tubinaria reinformis,Tubinaria mesentarina, Helliofugia Actiformis,Physogyra lichtensteini
 
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thecassels

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I have a red brain that I nursed back.


Here's my Bubble coral when I bought it. It has grown tremendously! Each of the three heads is softball size now.

Erika
 

Grouperdog

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I have an all green frogspawn that has tripled its heads in the 9 months that I have had it, another frogspawn that is green with pink tips and finally a green hammer.
 

mojoreef

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Thats really nice to hear Ericka. and it does look great.
For me I have one really big frogspaw ( i would say about the size of a basketball, a hammer, toch and a bubble coral.


Mike
 

Alice

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I have a trumpet (C. echinulata), green frogspawn (E. divisa), maze brain (Platygyra something), open brain (T. geoffroyi) Pagoda cup (T. peltata), a Favia of some type, what I *think* is a Scolymia and my pride and joy, a peach Cynarina.

They're being babysat, along with my other livestock, until my tank is ready up here. I haven't seen them since July 5th, but I hear their doing fine. I hope!

Alice
 

Alice

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Well, my huge frogspawn is now in three pieces *sigh* but they all look great. "Accidental fragging" stikes again, LOL

So what are you all feeding your LPS? I spot feed mine with pieces of krill, silversides or bits of fish about twice a week. All the corals in the tank (and the fish too) would really come out to feed when I put fish eggs in the tank but it was a mess; the skimmer went nuts and you had to rinse the heck out of them to remove the oily residue. These were the small eggs you could buy frozen and especially packaged for fish food.

~Alice
 

Mushroom Boy

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I don't really target feed mine, they seem to just grab whatever's available. I have seen them eat mysis, Formula foods, blender mush. I also feed my tank Golden Pearls, which I have to assume they eat as well...
 

piercho

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Favia: green, fast grower. Likes pretty high light. I think this one could live in a bucket of mud and be happy. It's encrusted out onto the surrounding rock which gives it a much move natural look in the tank.

Lobophyllia: red, slow grower. Likes low/indirect light, moderate current. Pretty picky about water quality.

Tracyphillia (I think): Grey with white centers, an unusual color form for Trachs that get imported, and tighter grooving than other Trachs I've seen. Definately a solitary coral with a very conical base. Extends feeding tentacles 24/7 when happy. Moderate grower, pretty easy coral. Moderate light and current.

Fungia: orange, I mean really orange. Just got it and it has been a really easy coral so far. Big eater for its size. Moderate light and current.

Hydnophora micronos: green. This is a massive form of Hydnophora, with no branches, tiny polyp mouths, and no visible tentacles. It's rugged enough, I guess. Bits of food stick to its surface and that is where it digests them. I think it prefers moderate light, or less, but after a year I haven't really figured it out. It grows upward slowly but i've had some regression from light-shaded portions of the base. Refuses to encrust, so far. this one has been frustrating.
 

Alice

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Hi piercho;

I really like H. microconos; I've seen some pretty ones. Have you tried it under higher lighting? This coral is often collected from fairly shallow water. Also, as for the tissue recession at the base, is it collecting any sediment or detritus there? If anything is settling there and getting stuck in the coral's mucus, it could be causing the damage.

Alice
 

piercho

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Yeah, I've tried it under higher lighting. My assumption was that it was a high light, logoonal coral, but I think that wasn't right. The regression is from the base up in an area that was shaded, not where silt sediment collected. The total area of new growth I would estimate is more than the regression.

My main complaint is that I haven't been able to create conditions that encourage it to encrust. Otherwise, it seems to be doing OK. I didn't mean to make it sound like a hard coral to keep. It is pretty easy.
 
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