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xenia split--do i need to do anything?


cindyp

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my xenia pretty much started splitting the

week it went into my tank. it is now almost

in two, and one half is lying flat down, really.

 

it is still on the original frag i bought.

 

question: should i do anything with the

lying down xenia? i feel a little bad about

some of its flowers eating sand, at the

same time, i have no experience fragging

or gluing (i tried without success, i might

add, with two frags to my live rock), and

i hear you want to keep xenia isolated anyway.

 

any advice appreciated.

 

xenia.jpg

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Yup ditto, mine was about 4 times that size at the start about 5 month ago, I add iodine (good for shrimps and them) and now its about the size of a football :) thats maybe why if you want to keep it "isolated" :)

 

I dont mind, it covers the upper of the tank :)

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Yup ditto, mine was about 4 times that size at the start about 5 month ago, I add iodine (good for shrimps and them) and now its about the size of a football :) thats maybe why if you want to keep it "isolated" :)

 

I dont mind, it covers the upper of the tank :)

 

LEE, would you say to leave it alone then, too?

 

i have a pico three gallon so size of a football

would be problematic. HA!

 

I would leave it alone. The stalks will usually start bending towards the light as the grow.

 

thank you! i like this answer!

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Get rid of it before it takes over. Jk but it will take over unless you tame it. Take some chop sticks and tap around the base once a week to keep it from spreading or surround it with rubble and remove pieces when its getting out of hand.

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Get rid of it before it takes over. Jk but it will take over unless you tame it. Take some chop sticks and tap around the base once a week to keep it from spreading or surround it with rubble and remove pieces when its getting out of hand.

 

ha! thank you! and hey, i'm in SD too!

 

my pico is maybe only six weeks old?

6-8 weeks. i had to emergency move my

mushrooms that was that. so far, nothing

has been thriving, though eveything looks

happyish? blue cloves have been closed for

three days and counting though. boo.

 

sexy shirmps are doing well as far as i can tell.

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Third person from SD I have met on the forums today. Whats up!!! Im being a post whore right now, bored outta my mind.

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Third person from SD I have met on the forums today. Whats up!!! Im being a post whore right now, bored outta my mind.

 

not a bad thing! are there subforums by location, i wonder?

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yup all choices, me too, just leave it, but watch if you dont want spread, they are not bad as covering goes, but if you dont want that just be careful.

 

I wouldn't suggest "getting rid of", just be careful if you like it :)

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this is mine now :)

 

xenia002_zpsead2311d.jpg

 

xenia001_zps2457c2c4.jpg

 

HOLY CRAP! that's amazing! ha! yeah, that won't

fit in my pico. but hopefully, they won't spread that much.

yikes! i'll keep an eye on it. and snip if i have to.

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  • 2 months later...

as an update, i put a rock next to

the xenia in original foto that had been lying

down. it slowly creeped over to that rock,

and i was waiting for it to fully be on it, but

then noticed the OTHER xenia had split in two

and one of them was half way over. so i just

cut it, so its main head part was on the new rock

too. the stalk part that's left i think is trying to

grow "fingers" again. they sure are a hearty bunch!

so i now have three.

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you could also give me the frag, I'm in utc

 

i'm happy with all the xenia right now.

but maybe in the future as i'm sure they

will split more?

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What's up sd reefers I'm in sd also

 

hey! is there an active local reef club

for SD? also, LOVE your tank! i just

got a cadlights 8g.

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