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post #81 of 289 Old 10-18-2009, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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ok will google it, planning on picking one up later this week, what about leather corals? I've read these are fairly hardy as well?
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post #82 of 289 Old 10-18-2009, 06:21 PM
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Leathers are generally hardy. Keep in mind, they have a very high growth rate and need considerable space over the long term. The Green Leather in my 54 reef is starting to overrun the aquarium, but it is a beautiful coral so I welcome the growth.

I would highly recommend that you purchase Amazon.com: Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History (0681290087485): Eric H. Borneman, J. E. N. Veron: Books by Eric Borneman.
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post #83 of 289 Old 10-18-2009, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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will add the book to my purchase list, along with a good marine fish book, mind you live aquaria has great information, do you have any pictures of your leather coral to share? I'd like to see ?


PS levels: ammonia = 0, nitrite = 0 and nitrate = 5 ppm

I still haven't bought a calcium or alkalinity test yet, but will come

Fish seems to be doing extremeley well, darts to the front when he sees me....mushroom also seems to be doing well, one thing, when the lights are off the mushroom shrinks, and when the light is on, it expands, is this normal?
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post #84 of 289 Old 10-18-2009, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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oh, and brown algae seems to have pretty well dissapeared....strange, didn't last very long, just a bit left on the glass that I have to scrub, but gone everywhere else.
and more purple coraline on the live rock seems to have set in
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post #85 of 289 Old 10-19-2009, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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any replies to the mushrooms shrinking and growing?
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any replies to the mushrooms shrinking and growing?
That is normal. Overall it sounds like your system is maturing exactly as I would have expected. Which is a great sign!

You can see some pictures of my Green Leather here:
http://www.fishforum.com/saltwater-f...d-21969/page3/

I need to post some new pics, because the Leather is now the size of a basketball. It has 4 separate stems, each of which have a trunk as wide as my arm. It reaches the surface of the tank in height and spread past the Yellow Polyp.
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post #87 of 289 Old 10-19-2009, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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wow absolutely beautiful !! is the green grass like coral polyp? because it is also beatiful, and love the clown!!
what size tank is that? if you don't mind me asking, looks like a jebo style tank, which I love

ps glad it is a great sign, I am checking everything almost every night, I don't have an RO system for water, but I buy it from the local grocer, hope this is acceptable....I did not do this the first time around, and wondering if that is why everything died off ??
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Jebo style? This is a new term to me. Explain.
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post #89 of 289 Old 10-20-2009, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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sorry, guess it is a quebec thing......rounded front glass style
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post #90 of 289 Old 10-20-2009, 09:29 PM
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Yes, a 54 bowfront. And yes, that is a green star polyp.
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