10-11-2007, 12:38 PM
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My husband and I had a yellow and a purple gorg and they were thriving in our 120 reef tank before it crashed during a power outage. The first 2 days everything was still ok, but into the 3rd and 4th day of no electricity (then we were able to borrow a generator) pretty much everything in the tank died.
I wouldn't say they are any more difficult than some of the other specialized corals available. The gorgs need a lot of food, so good water quality is a must, meaning lots of water changes with good filtration. The gorgs need good circulation, but can't be in direct flow of the water, wave type action in the tank works well. If using powerheads, a wide stream vs narrow stream of water flow is preferred. They also need a fair amount of light. We had metal halide along with moonlights on the reef... in our 120 they sat near the bottom in the open and thrived.
Good food choices, alternate between foods, one per day... newly hatched baby brine, zooplankton, coral plankton... and there are others, too. If you soak the live baby brine in Cyclopeze (use the flakes and powder it into the baby brine 1/2 hr before feeding to the tank) it will help even more.
The purple is known to be sturdier, so an easier choice than the yellow, as they are photosynthetic... that is true.
Hope this helps a little.