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thebigzone 11-28-2010 03:05 PM

xenia not pulsating
Hey love this website!!!!! I was just wondering I got a xenia a week ago it is fully open but not pulsating should I be conserned?
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badxgillen 11-28-2010 08:10 PM

xenia is a thread that is a similar...i must say that the pulse has come and gone then came back again in one of my aquariums leading me to believe these are just as enigmatic as most literature leads them to be....oh and i wouldnt be to concernd...

thebigzone 12-01-2010 01:33 PM

thanks for the info ya it has started to pulsate again

badxgillen 12-01-2010 10:26 PM

good to hear....

thebigzone 12-10-2010 10:29 AM

Another question when I got the xenia it was a like a tan color now it is a purpleish color do u thing I should be concerned?
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badxgillen 12-10-2010 11:30 AM

i have seen that happen several times in my place of employment and it always seems to be a xenia from a not so clean system or a systaem that was breaking down...then we put them into our reef system and after several weeks to a couple months they turned the more atractive white and silver color ....i dont know if this helps but i would not be seems buisnes as usual after the color change....

thebigzone 12-13-2010 11:25 AM

What do u mean by clean system or systaem? Is their any way I can combat this?
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badxgillen 12-13-2010 01:53 PM

sorry that was a mis spelled word...system... a clean system in freefloating nitrates...phosphates...RO water,salt and dose with nothing else...thats what i mean...and this is from experience not from books....i dont know the exact determining factor but as i said i have seen several xenias with a darker red or brown color change in cleaner systems...i bought some xenia that was brownish and elongated from a person that had a xenia crash...i put some in a nano that i grow frags out and keep extremly clean and controled as well as bright is now silver white...every batch that my work gets that goes into our reef tank changes to the white or purple color as well..the exact same xenia in a differnt nano tank devoid of skimming and only has CFLs retained its drab brown red ....wish i could give you the magic answer but as you may have read these xenias are strange indeed.....

thebigzone 12-13-2010 05:13 PM

Do u think it is worth getting soft coral without an ro? Or do u need all that fansie stuff to get coral?
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badxgillen 12-13-2010 06:02 PM

no RO
nah you dont need ro to have is nice to have...but i personaly dont use RO on any of my tanks except one nano frag grow out tank...wich i simply buy gallons of water for changes...and i have succesfully kept a number of coral particular softs in not so prestine waters...just pay attention to your perameters and you should be fine...go for the gold man...i run some of the most bare bone systems you could see and all of them have coral of some form or another...

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