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02/06/2016, 05:21 PM
Good evening everyone, I recently bought a red sea 250 and I started in reef. But that does not appeal to me (I do not like havinga tank that look like everyone) and I cracked for a magnificent red Dendronephthya and after a long hesitation (I was afraid to run into me since it takes the involvement behind ...) I decided to try it! I placed it in a cave specially arranged for him with a gentle stream running through it, it was fed 4 times a day with reef pearl and planktomarine. It's been three months that I have, it grows very rapidly and colonizes the stones around him, I Cutting 3 times and polyps grow back at the place of cutting.
I found a couple in Dendronephthya Anomura crabs and a couple of Synalpheus shrimp.

Seeing that non-symbiotic walked pretty well, I decided to sell me to corals redeem others, and here I am with a red Dendronephthya, a white Dendronephthya, a black neospongodes, a scleronephthya gracillicium, 3 paraminabea and a nephthyigorgia!
I'm trying to sell to other corals from a total non-symbiotic and I plan to add non-symbiotic gorgonians, a sponge haclilona and a lima scabra, if you a trick for their maintenance !

Of course I want a notebook with each species to indicate each cuttings and changes!

If someone is also launched in the adventure I'm interested in tips and notes on my project and of course I accept all criticism!

I'll redo my decor to make a large cave in the center or corals are more in the dark and for them to be the center of the scene, I bought a new skimmer order supported pollution generated by the feeding ( 3 times a day with pearl reef, phytoplankton and soft coral pro) and I intend also decrease the intensity of the lighting.

As against the neospongodes opens only light ... Any idea why?

I have bought one yellow menella, one blue menella, one red gorgonia, two pink chironephthya, one pink carnation coral, one sun coral :)
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My tank :)
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Thank you all!

02/06/2016, 05:23 PM
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02/07/2016, 08:38 AM
Nice collection. Looking forwards to see how your tank does - you certainly have taken on quite a challenge.

Not sure i see anychironephthya

Your black neospongodes may be a dendronephythya - but its hard to tell. Neospongodes are bushier - and don't grow from a central stalk. I readily concede that I don't have a lot of experience with neospongodes.

Neospongodes are supposedly photosynthetic - should respond to light. If it only opens at night - then its probably not a neo.

02/07/2016, 09:01 AM
Thank you !
The photo number five is a rock with two chironephthya ;)
Yes i agree with you, because this coral (so maybe a dendronephthya) is open in the light and in the dark !

02/07/2016, 10:50 AM
Thank you !
The photo number five is a rock with two chironephthya ;)
Yes i agree with you, because this coral (so maybe a dendronephthya) is open in the light and in the dark !

Those don't look like chironephthya - as far as I know those look like a cross between soft corals and gorgonians. Been trying to get one for a while.

02/07/2016, 11:12 AM
Very nice....:frog::thumbsup::frog::thumbsup:

Plz write us some more about the procedures that you follow in water change, feeding, lighting, filtration etc.....

02/07/2016, 12:48 PM
Mine are chironephthya, they don't look like your picture because they are two cuttings ;)
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Okay, so I do not know if I am using a particular technique, but I fathom the tank 53 times its volume per hour, the skimmer is expected to almost double the volume of the tank, lighting is the original of the red sea max 250.
For food I use phytoplankton, red plankton, reef pearl, planktomarine and soft coral Xpro. The soft coral Xpro was at the base just a test, and finally the results are very encouraging indeed.

02/08/2016, 01:32 PM
Your posts are very encouraging indeed. Your success is considered preliminary at best by others but to me, getting cuttings and growing babies is a real great start!

I have been interested in NPS corals and before that …they were called filter feeders. New products and techniques are allowing more and more success. I am glad to see what you have done.

I believe that you indicate that you turn your water volume over approximately 53 times an hour. Please tell me what your typical water flow rate is, in inches or centimeters per second, near the Dendronephthya?

02/08/2016, 06:04 PM
very nice but get rid of that aiptasia

02/08/2016, 08:26 PM
IMHO, your chironepthya is actually neospongeodes. I've had different varieties of chironepthya, and it doesn't look anything like that.
beautiful, though. I've been trying to get my hands on what you have for years and never found them!