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Old 01/11/2008, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question how to speed up growth of corals

I have a 46 gallon reef tank with T-5 lighting. There are yellow polyps, something that looks like a galaxea coral, metalic green star polyp and a xenia plant. I clean the tank every 1-2 weeks and add half to a full capfull of Kent phytoplex twice a week.

I was just wondering if there is any possible way to speed up the growth of my xenia and. Yellow polyps. The xenia is high up in the rocks where it gets good current and great lighting. The yellow polyps are at the bottom with a current a little stronger than the xenias.

Any ideas how to make them grow faster if there is any way to?


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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I am no expert.I can tell you though out of all the things I have tried in my frag system,adding as much flow the corals can handle has made them grow like crazy.Has anyone else done this?


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Old 01/13/2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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Good flow, good light, good husbandry, and feed them.


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Old 01/14/2008, 07:44 AM   #4
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Flow helps. Xenia like iodine-iodide. They also don't seem to like the water too clean. I have watched my xenia slow almost to a stop. This happened when I started with sps.


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Old 01/14/2008, 12:27 PM   #5
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You got that right they like a toilet bowl for a tank.


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Old 01/15/2008, 09:16 AM   #6
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i would target feed the yellow colonial anemones mysis shrimp or other meaty foods, they are pretty voracious, and like others have said iodine additions seem to boost xenias growth , unless you have X. enlongata cause it grows fast no matter what!


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Old 01/15/2008, 09:58 PM   #7
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Re: how to speed up growth of corals

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Any ideas how to make them grow faster if there is any way to?
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