Elegance Coral

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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    i bought one today. Any tips on the care? Ill post a pic when it opens.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    This is out Eric Bornemans book,Aquarium Corals.
    They perfer gentle current that does not lift them out of the substrate.They should be placeed on the sand.
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    I did read that. It also says that most of them die. Thats why I wanted one. Im always trying to prove them wrong.
     
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    It depends on where yours comes from. I know that in the last few years, there has been a mysterious disease circulating amongst elegance corals. The disease is what has been killing most of them. I believe the ones from Australia are the healthiest ones, and the ones most likely to survive. Elegance corals taken from other locations have a pretty poor survival rate.
     
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    they are one hell of a good looking coral though.
     
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    I just recently purchased two of them from reefhotspot, about $80 each. One is doing well. but the other one died within two weeks. They are difficult.
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    I added one last night. Within about 20 min, it expanded and is looking good.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    And you STILL aint posted a pic of it:mrgreen:
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    Yeah i did. Dont worry Yote theres gonna be a whole slu of pics tonight. Im picking up my acro frags today and your gonna :pooh: your pants when you see them.
     
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    Sounds like this could get messy!
    :pooh::pooh::pooh::pooh::pooh::pooh: ....all around!
     
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    my elegance died within two weeks also, not sure why it died. everything else in tank is doing great, when i put mine in it also expanded nicely. i think its just one of them hit or miss corals.
     
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    +1 Knuckle
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    Biff is right that the ones from austalia do much better.

    place in sand and lower light and we will cross our fingers for you. I had one once for almost two years, it was growing and doing wonderful (then a fish decided it was tasty)
     
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    Can hardly wait for pics... oh wait this is Big promising pics... I am begining to think you don't actually have the tank anymore. Come one Big the gig's up. Admit it.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I about :pooh: when he promised pics:mrgreen:
     
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    Yeah I have heard that hollow promise at least once before...
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    You guys are brutal. Here are the pics from my ficticious tank.

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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    Holy crap Big! I owe you an apology! Those are beautiful. Not sure if you have enough of those Asterina's :D
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    I think theres room for a few more in there, Thanks. But hey the tank doesn't exist so next time ill imagine they arent there. :)
     
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