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Old 07/20/2008, 07:59 PM   #251
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Got it from Drs.FS. I trust them but maybe they were lied too? I just tossed it out today. I wasn't gonna let it die off in my water any more. I could start to see small pieces of tissue come off. The only thing I can think of is it got off to a really bad start with the 24+ hours shipping time.


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Old 07/22/2008, 12:19 AM   #252
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awsome! one of my fave corals....now i know to just buy aussie!


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Old 07/24/2008, 11:50 AM   #253
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This is a much better pic than before


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Old 07/24/2008, 12:01 PM   #254
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Old 07/24/2008, 12:43 PM   #255
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This is a much better pic than before
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Old 07/24/2008, 01:26 PM   #256
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wow that one is awesome. Mine only get about half that tentacle extension. I think mine is really healthy just shorter tentacles been going on 2 months now without any problems.


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Old 07/24/2008, 01:26 PM   #257
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Old 07/24/2008, 03:36 PM   #258
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only got a cell phone pic but here it goes anyway




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Old 07/24/2008, 08:50 PM   #259
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Here's some more of mine.







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Old 07/25/2008, 07:45 AM   #260
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Nice....Aussie?


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Old 07/25/2008, 08:31 AM   #261
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Yeah, and aussie, had it for about 2.5 months now. Seems to be doing really well, except that it is a snail mass murderer. I don't know how I'm going to afford to keep replacing snails. I've lost about 15-20 in the last month.


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Old 07/25/2008, 09:55 AM   #262
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Seems to be doing really well, except that it is a snail mass murderer. I don't know how I'm going to afford to keep replacing snails. I've lost about 15-20 in the last month.
Thats a great sign for your elegance though!

I stopped adding new snails a while ago, and just let the stomatella snails reproduce in my tank, which my elegance still takes out on a regular basis. If you go back a couple/few pages in this thread I managed to get a couple decent pics of mine eating stomatella snails off of the glass.


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Old 07/26/2008, 11:12 PM   #263
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Hey guys can I do a fresh water dip to kill flat worms? I have my elegance for a year now but it has a lot of FW on it. It seems that it's the only coral with the problem.


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Old 07/27/2008, 08:31 AM   #264
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here is my aussie - coming up on a year soon




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Old 07/29/2008, 02:50 PM   #265
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Thats a great sign for your elegance though!

I stopped adding new snails a while ago, and just let the stomatella snails reproduce in my tank, which my elegance still takes out on a regular basis. If you go back a couple/few pages in this thread I managed to get a couple decent pics of mine eating stomatella snails off of the glass.
I saw that, it was really cool. I've caught mine in the same act with a turbo and another type of snail but didn't have my camera charged.


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Old 10/11/2008, 12:13 AM   #266
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Do the snails just get too close and they eat them??


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Old 10/11/2008, 09:45 AM   #267
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Here was a picture of my elegance coral almost a year ago:

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Here's the same elegance today in my 220gallon reef:



and heres an actinic only shot taken with 3200 ISO:



Fts for scale:


The elegance has just about doubled in size


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Old 10/15/2008, 02:34 AM   #268
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You guys wanna see something CRAZY???!!!



I witnessed this last night and was able to snap a couple pics. Check this out:





Yeah. That thing is eating Stomatella snails off of the glass!!!

I couldn't believe it. In this pic you can see the one hes holding on to towards the top left, and if you look towards the bottom left, you'll notice hes got another one. He ended up ripping these two poor souls off of the glass and eating them.

stunreefer,

I have noticed that there has been an accumulation of empty turbo snail shells right next to my elegance coral. I can only see the shells at night when the elegance is not expanded all the way. And I am talking pretty big snails:



theres two more behind the elegance that I dont have a pic of.


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Old 10/15/2008, 01:56 PM   #269
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Yep, mine did the same thing. It would sting the snail and either kill it and eat it or drag it close so that it couldn't get away without getting stung and would eventually get stung and eaten anyway.


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Old 10/18/2008, 09:02 PM   #270
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Old 10/19/2008, 04:16 PM   #271
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Here is mine now (8 months):


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and when I first got it:

elegance 3.19.08


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Old 10/19/2008, 07:56 PM   #272
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Old 10/19/2008, 10:12 PM   #273
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this is mine befor summer when i wasnt so busy.


i got very busy during the summer and i lost like 4 coral and it was one of them. it was my fav in the tank. i Will make time next summer so it dont happen again to any of my others!


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Old 10/20/2008, 12:57 PM   #274
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Do the snails just get too close and they eat them??
Yep!

ReefEnabler - Your elegance is looking great! Its really settling in now (notice how long the tentacles are!) ... I bet its really sticky to the touch as well; Another sure sign that they're thriving.

Gotta love the Snail Graveyard!


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Old 10/20/2008, 03:18 PM   #275
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Here is mine...only had it for 5 days.



Its in a 20 gallon tank, plumbed into my 120 reef. Lit by a 175w Hamilton bulb. It was under a 250w 10k bulb of unknown make in the store. Looked slightly bleached, but was open about as much as it is now. It had been in the store for about 2 weeks. Not very sticky right now, but it has been eating. Its about 6-7 inches in length. The tips are white with a faint hint of pink, although that could be wishful thinking on my part. Will the tips color up when the coral gets more sticky and more acclimated?

I've noticed at night it really retracts into the skeleton, a couple of hours after lights out. Is this a normal thing...My branching hammer doesnt retract to the same degree.

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