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Aathen06
12/26/2016, 04:27 PM
The LFS was having an amazing deal on coral frags recently. I wasnt thinking to examine them thoroughly, ask what species they are, care requirements, temperament, etc. Now I'm left with two coral frags that I don't know exactly what they are, how to care for them, and just general information I typically educate myself on before making a purchase. I guess my excitement got the better of me that day. Never again. I keep moving them to different spots in tank every other day, varying water flow and light intensity and watching to see where they are happiest. I haven't found a definitive spot yet. Any help identifying and providing tid-bits of information would be greatly appreciated. They look like they will be beautiful when fully colonized, I would hate to lose them.

Not sure it's relevant, but I have a 75 Gallon soon-to-be mixed Reef with the Chinese Black Box 300W LED's. My blues are set only at 30% at the moment and the whites are at 15%. Planning to slowly ramp them up to at least 60% over the next few months.

AlSimmons
12/26/2016, 04:36 PM
The first one looks like a Goniopora. The second one is an Acanthastrea enchinata I believe.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=747+2662+464&pcatid=464

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+321+2983&pcatid=2983

tljokerst
01/25/2017, 10:23 AM
Any update on how these guys are doing?