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Xenia...

EchoReef

Yes I consider it a pest! This was before it all crashed and almost killed all my corals...



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Looks like there might be a couple yellow polyps off to the left that survived the attack.

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hey thats the fast pulse variety nice scape I bet it was amazing all pulsing

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I had to move most of my other corals down to the sand or lower on the live rock because the xenia was smothering them. This not a full tank shot, I had bunch of LPS at the bottom. In addition to a lot of my corals, it killed a fish and a shrimp... It did look pretty cool though. :)

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I bought a Xenia 2 months ago and it has grown really quickly. I may be fragging it soon.

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I just cut mine off and throw it away if it gets crazy. Use scissors making quick, clean cuts so theirs no pieces floating around.

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Well,

1. I don't have the heart to kill corals.

2. The whole colony crashed and burned anyway. All I have left is a frag sized piece.

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It's all good. I love the pic by the way.

 

1. It doesn't kill the coral. The "stump" left grows into a new colony, just shorter. Kind of like mowing the grass.

 

2. You could try again, but control it this time.

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and then i toke out my xenia out of my tank and droped it in the snow

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Must have been really nice to see all these fast pulsing xenia pulse together. When you have too much just sell some! Mine did not grow at all for 6 months and now it started to split and grow like weeds in both of my aquariums at the same time. Must be the weather???

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Actually, Xenia growing like that is a sign of high nutrients in the tank. Xenia is actually more effective at exporting nutrients and filtering then chaeto and other macros.

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man i love xenia may be a weed but i love when it pulses how many other corals do that none.

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