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Old 04/27/2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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How to grow australian acans

So I am buying some australian acans and they have 3 head each. Just wanted to know if I should glue them to a small rock so they can grow over the rock and also should i leave them in my main tank or in my frag tank. Any help would be useful. I have other corals like the original mummy eyes, rare zoas and other chalices growing in my main tank but I am now trying out australian acans.


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Old 05/05/2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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You can glue them to rocks or leave them on the sand bed, they dont seem to mind, I have them placed both ways in my tank and they are all doing good. If you want them to grow fast, feed them. I target feed mine 1x a week with either reef roids or frozen brine shrimp (yes, they eat brine shrimp) and they grow like crazy. I got a few in January that were all 3-5 heads, all are at least 7+ heads now and growing like crazy.

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Old 05/07/2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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I fed mine with small fish food pellets

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Old 05/07/2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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They can eat mysids too...its pretty amazing the size of foods they can eat

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Old 05/07/2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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Feed them a piece of mysis once or twice a week. They will love it.

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Old 05/10/2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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Nice tip I was wondering what they liked.

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Old 05/18/2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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I didnt know you had to feed them like that...I thought they were "like" filter feeders

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Old 06/03/2012, 03:35 PM   #8
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Yea I feed mine 1nce a week w/frozen mysis and they grow like crazy

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Old 06/03/2012, 07:56 PM   #9
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+1 on the mysis. they will eat brine, but mysis has better nutritional value.

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Old 06/04/2012, 06:31 AM   #10
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All fine foods suggested but if you really want to see some incredible growth and PE, try the Fauna Marin LPS.
Best I have ever seen.

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Old 06/04/2012, 10:57 PM   #11
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All these methods with get them to grow alot of fleshy polyps. You need to dose 2 part or Calcium Reactor to get these corals to grow Skeleton!! I added a Calcium reactor to my system, and with in 4 weeks I could see visible skeletal growth. Just my 2 cents.


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