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Sun Coral


bubbles3660

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bubbles3660

Hi All:

 

After some experimentation, my sun coral is progressing. This shot was taken in the morning so the polyps aren't fully extended.

 

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I use the "lunar lander" bottle method for feeding in the evening. I start with a squirt of zooroids and then add a mysis blend. I don't feed more than twice a week otherwise I get wicked algae blooms.

 

 

--bubbles

 

 

My Specs: BC14 - 70W in-hood MH - NC12 Sapphire Skimmer - MJ900

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Do you have to make sure you feed every single head or do you still get growth from just feeding the big heads?

 

That's a beautiful piece of coral.
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bubbles3660
Do you have to make sure you feed every single head or do you still get growth from just feeding the big heads?

 

From what I gather you have to spot feed every polyp. I use an eye dropper and just blast the whole coral with mysis while it's covered with the bottle - that usually does it.

 

I do have difficulty getting the whole colony to open. They're on two pieces of fused rock - one side opens in the morning and the other side opens at night. I gave up feeding in the morning because I don't have time to deal with it.

 

 

--bubbles

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SR20Fastback
From what I gather you have to spot feed every polyp. I use an eye dropper and just blast the whole coral with mysis while it's covered with the bottle - that usually does it.

 

I do have difficulty getting the whole colony to open. They're on two pieces of fused rock - one side opens in the morning and the other side opens at night. I gave up feeding in the morning because I don't have time to deal with it.

--bubbles

 

 

what is the lunar landing bottle thing?

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awesome thanks for the link! i might have to consider some sun corals down the road sometime, but i think i'll make that sooner rather than later incase i need any thing else spot fed

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Here's a shot of the colony exhibiting this behaviour at feeding time. Better polyp extension on this one. Wish I could get the other half to concur. :)

 

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Some yellow polyps that have received some nasty treatment - but they are still hanging in.

 

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--bubbles

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