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Old 03/07/2008, 08:42 PM   #76
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The white line in the tissue running between the mouth and tentacles is nothing to worry about. Strontium is just as important to Elegance corals as it is to other stony corals.
if we are doing 20 per cent water changes every other week do we still need to supplement strontium?


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Old 03/07/2008, 09:40 PM   #77
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"if we are doing 20 per cent water changes every other week do we still need to supplement strontium?"

good question. think it really depends on your salt brand. Not sure if theres any recent-enough salt studies to rely on for that.

Next time I do a water change I'll do a strontium check on my instant ocean mix. I would have done it tonight but I had already done it for the main tank before my WC. Took me about 35 minutes for the whole test because there are 5 separate parts to the kit and some require 15 minutes between additions.


but what I do like about the salifert strontium test is that it gives you a calcium reading about halfway through the test. My API test said 380 calcium and the Sr test said 400. It was my first time doing the test so I wouldn't be suprised if I made some minor errors.


p.s. i dont recall there being a reef tank in Home Alone! hehe j/k


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Old 03/07/2008, 10:29 PM   #78
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your tank is the same size as mine--just wondering how close you have the elegance to the substrate
the elegance itself is about 4-5" off the bottom, you can actually c the sand in the lower left hand corner of the picture. i wanted to put it in the sand, but my sandbed isn't deep enough(1") to bury the skeleton enough to support it and keep it upright so i had to put it in a crevice on the rock.


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Old 03/08/2008, 12:21 AM   #79
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"if we are doing 20 per cent water changes every other week do we still need to supplement strontium?"

good question. think it really depends on your salt brand. Not sure if theres any recent-enough salt studies to rely on for that.

Next time I do a water change I'll do a strontium check on my instant ocean mix. I would have done it tonight but I had already done it for the main tank before my WC. Took me about 35 minutes for the whole test because there are 5 separate parts to the kit and some require 15 minutes between additions.


but what I do like about the salifert strontium test is that it gives you a calcium reading about halfway through the test. My API test said 380 calcium and the Sr test said 400. It was my first time doing the test so I wouldn't be suprised if I made some minor errors.


p.s. i dont recall there being a reef tank in Home Alone! hehe j/k
I've found that instant ocean is low in the main parameters, so I'd say its low on the minor elements as well.


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Old 03/08/2008, 01:38 PM   #80
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Here's mine. I've had him for 5 months.




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Old 03/08/2008, 05:53 PM   #81
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WOW! That is a beautiful pic. My pic's never look that good.


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Old 03/08/2008, 06:20 PM   #82
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"if we are doing 20 per cent water changes every other week do we still need to supplement strontium?"

good question. think it really depends on your salt brand. Not sure if theres any recent-enough salt studies to rely on for that.

Next time I do a water change I'll do a strontium check on my instant ocean mix. I would have done it tonight but I had already done it for the main tank before my WC. Took me about 35 minutes for the whole test because there are 5 separate parts to the kit and some require 15 minutes between additions.


but what I do like about the salifert strontium test is that it gives you a calcium reading about halfway through the test. My API test said 380 calcium and the Sr test said 400. It was my first time doing the test so I wouldn't be suprised if I made some minor errors.


p.s. i dont recall there being a reef tank in Home Alone! hehe j/k
I just left a question about salt mixes in the reef chemistry forum because I use IO also and know the calcium level for one is lower then the others

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...readid=1340746

yeah--grandkids---they love the reef tanks--I wish I had been able to keep one in my science class at school-----great learning tools


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Old 03/08/2008, 07:26 PM   #83
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Here they are when they are fully extended.




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Old 03/08/2008, 07:32 PM   #84
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WOOPS wrong thread with the picture above.

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Old 03/09/2008, 12:26 PM   #85
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Hey guys,

I followed a link from capns strontium thread to this caresheet page: http://www.asira.org/catalaphyllia%28elegancecoral%29

I noticed that it says not to keep elegance with leather corals. Can anybody substantiate this? Anybody keeping them with leather corals? Is there something too potent about the chemical warfare given off by leathers?

a sinularia frag was given to me a few days ago and its been in the tank with my elegance. during that time period the elegance has not gotten worse, only better (it was already not extending all the way befre the sinularia was added but its almost back to normal now)

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Old 03/09/2008, 01:31 PM   #86
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I have leathers in my tank, but they are near the overflow to help chemical warfare get flushed to the skimmer before it reaches my elegance.


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:00 PM   #87
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Hey guys,

I followed a link from capns strontium thread to this caresheet page: http://www.asira.org/catalaphyllia%28elegancecoral%29

I noticed that it says not to keep elegance with leather corals. Can anybody substantiate this? Anybody keeping them with leather corals? Is there something too potent about the chemical warfare given off by leathers?

a sinularia frag was given to me a few days ago and its been in the tank with my elegance. during that time period the elegance has not gotten worse, only better (it was already not extending all the way befre the sinularia was added but its almost back to normal now)

Ryan
that was kind of a dorky link--there is much more meaningful stuff that elegance coral has offered right in this thread




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Old 03/09/2008, 02:02 PM   #88
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I have leathers in my tank, but they are near the overflow to help chemical warfare get flushed to the skimmer before it reaches my elegance.
they only do that if stressed or upagainst another coral so they can take it over by a hormone they use that prevents the growth of other corals
If you have lots of flow--20-40 times the vol of your tank in gph then there should not be a problem with them and the hormone they release.


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Old 03/09/2008, 05:08 PM   #89
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Just got this specemin last week. Have wanted a cataphylia for the past five years, but with the dismal survival rates of indo elegances I refused to do it. One of my local LFS got this aussie in. I could say no no longer.





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Wow gastone that elegance is AMAZING.

As for leathers, I have one but it's on the opposite side of the tank (about 2ft away)


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Old 03/09/2008, 09:25 PM   #92
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gastone- that specimen is awesome. How big is it?


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Old 03/09/2008, 11:35 PM   #93
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Clown is gone now.. cant have him beating up my elegance


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Old 03/10/2008, 01:43 PM   #94
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thanks guys. I've had it for just over a week now. Has settled in nicely. I only hope that it is here to stay. Expanded it is about 9-10" long, and about 4-5" at its widest. It eats up real estate, but then again in time I hope it will be the focal point.

Two more on my wish list and I'm done (fateful last words): a red scolymia, and a red goniopora. That's the nice thing about a small tank... you can't keep adding as you run out of room.

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Old 03/19/2008, 03:42 PM   #95
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Here is my new Ausie ellegance I traded a LFS for frags. I will also plan on getting a pink tip aussie frag when the weather gets better. Got it last weekend. So far so good.



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Old 03/19/2008, 04:28 PM   #96
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This may be a dumb question. But how can you tell the difference between the Indonesian and Aussie varieties? I received one of these last weekend as a gift from my boyfriend (he meant well), but after doing a lot of reading, I am not sure what its chances for survival are.


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Old 03/24/2008, 08:09 PM   #97
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Is there a thread, FAQ, or article about how to take care of an Elegence? I never heard the idea about rinsing some foods b/c they are so sensitive to Phos. Is that just with food or Phos in the water column too? Any other tips to keep one of these.


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Old 03/26/2008, 07:24 PM   #98
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Hey, I just ordered an Aussie Elegance at an LFS from Montreal. It should arrive in Quebec tomorrow and I should get it by Saturday. I'll post some pics!!


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Old 04/01/2008, 06:00 PM   #99
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Here is my new Aussi Elegance I got 4 days ago!





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That coral is really fascinating. Tonight, my Clarki clown is starting to host it, I hope he'll get away from the elegance since I don't want the coral to be stressed.


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Old 04/01/2008, 06:06 PM   #100
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If he's gonna do it then there's no stopping. If he's taken to it so quickly you're probably gonna have a problem. Have to see how rough he gets with it. Rubbing into it hard, etc. My clown is hosting in a large finger leather and he was biting the tips off. But this leather can handle a clown.


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