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ajkochev

Title says it. If you've had success getting acans to grow well in your tank I'd like to hear what you are doing to make it so.

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WV Reefer
4 minutes ago, ajkochev said:

Title says it. If you've had success getting acans to grow well in your tank I'd like to hear what you are doing to make it so.

 

I have seven different types of acans and I do not do anything for them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ They eat whatever food they can catch but I do not directly feed them.  

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Joevember

Persistant feeding. You may not see growth at first, but if you give tgem time you'll see noticable growth. My first acan was 2 heads for six months after buying it. I'd recommend feeding twice a week right before lights turn off.

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Nano sapiens

The general rule for my system (may not apply to all reef tanks):  To maintain 'as is', feed weekly.  To get them to grow moderately feed 2-3x/week.  To really get therm popping out polyps, feed daily like you would a NPS Dendro 😋

 

Interestingly, 'Acans' (now Micromussa lordhowensis), aren't from your typical coral reef environment (at least not those from Australia).

 

https://reefbuilders.com/2019/04/12/welcome-to-acansland-the-land-of-micromussa-lordhowensis/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike P

I feed mine 2-3 times a week and they have been growing pretty good. I see new heads popping up frequently. 

 

Late April 2019

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Clown79

I feed reef roids 1 time a week, nothing else special done to get them to grow.

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Mark L.

I feed reef roids every 3 days.  I also find for mine, light to light/moderate flow helps tremendously.  I moved most of mine into my 20 gallon tank where it gets better flow and I saw the growth go completely nuts (probably tripled in size in 5 months)

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