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Old 03/08/2011, 01:32 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by ladyshark View Post
It is my understanding that the blue sponge is very toxic to fish. I had one and it really blossomed and was easy to care for. Very pretty (but deadly...)
i have had that sponge for 5 years, it has grown some, & ive aquacultered it for my local club, its not deadly to fish.. & it does color up under higher loves high flow too...also sand dust will stop its growth for months, very easy to frag, just press it into a rock & it stays

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Old 03/08/2011, 09:29 AM   #52
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Aquabacs congratulations for the topic

I leave a list of some corals nps or azoox:

Fungiacyathus sp. cf. F. symmetricus sensu Wells, 1971

Septastraea marylandica (Conrad, 1841)

=S. matsoni Vaughan, 1919

Septastraea altispina Cairns, 1995
Phyllangia americana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849


Archohelia limonensis Vaughan, 1919


Caryophyllia communis sensu Wells, 1971
Caryophyllia sp. cf. C. antillarum sensu Wells, 1971
Antillocyathus maoensis (Vaughan in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1925)
Antillocyathus aalatus Cairns & Wells, 1987
Antillocyathus cristatus (Vaughan in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1925)
Antillocyathus gracilis Cairns, 1995
Trochocyathus chevalieri Cairns & Wells, 1987
Trochocyathus duncani Cairns & Wells, 1987
Trochocyathus sp. cf. T. rawsonii sensu Wells, 1971
Ceratotrochus cf. duodecimcostatus (Goldfuss, 1826)
Paracyathus henekeni (Duncan, 1863)
Paracyathus sinuosus Cairns & Wells, 1987
Paracyathus adetos Cairns, 1995
Paracyathus pulchellus (Philippi, 1842)
Oxysmilia pliocenica Cairns, 1995
Deltocyathus italicus (Michelotti, 1838)
Deltocyathus sp. sensu Wells, 1971
Stephanocyathus sp. sensu Wells, 1971
Asterosmilia abnormalis (Duncan, 1864)
Asterosmilia exarata Duncan, 1867

=A. hilli Vaughan, 1919

Asterosmilia profunda (Duncan, 1864)
Asterosmilia duncani Vaughan in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1925
Asterosmilia compressa Vaughan in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1925
Asterosmilia irregularis Cairns, 1995
Asterosmilia trinitatis Vaughan in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1926
Asterosmilia machapooriensis Hoffmeister in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1926
Desmophyllum sp. sensu Wells, 1971


Dominicotrochus dominicensis (Vaughan in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1925)
Sphenotrochus senni Wells, 1945
Sphenotrochus trinitatis Vaughan in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1926
Sphenotrochus brassensis Vaughan in Vaughan & Hoffmeister, 1926
Sphenotrochus cf. hancocki Durham & Barnard, 1952


Flabellum sp. sensu Vaughan & Woodring, 1921
Flabellum sp. 1 sensu Wells, 1971
Flabellum sp. 2 sensu Wells, 1971
Gardineria minor Wells, 1973


Guynia annulata Duncan, 1872
Stenocyathus sp. sensu Wells, 1971
Schizocyathus fissilis Pourtalès, 1874
Pourtalocyathus hispidus (Pourtalès, 1878)


Balanophyllia pittieri Vaughan, 1919

=?B. grandis Cairns, 1977

Balanophyllia sp. sensu Wells, 1971
Dendrophyllia cornucopia Pourtalès, 1871
Dendrophyllia sp. sensu Wells, 1971

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Old 07/18/2011, 12:30 AM   #53
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How much light

How much light is to much light.

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Old 07/30/2011, 02:27 AM   #54
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Does anyone have any links to articles relating to the gorgonian species Menella ? Or for that matter any good reading material about Menella. Uhuru/Aquabacs surely you two have come across detailed information, through personal experience or otherwise, regarding this species. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks !

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Old 08/03/2011, 07:35 PM   #55
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Check the library over at Azoox dot org some one may have posted a link to an article on them

Feeding your polyp at a time
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Old 10/25/2011, 11:09 PM   #56
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Awesome thread, but I have a suggestion. Could you state the temperature range these guys like? Or, are they all the same?

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Old 11/18/2011, 04:45 PM   #57
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All amazing corals. nps seems better than lps and sps stuff to me

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Old 03/19/2012, 07:47 PM   #58
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Thank you all for the contributions! I would love to see some more!

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Old 03/19/2012, 08:25 PM   #59
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Awesome thread, but I have a suggestion. Could you state the temperature range these guys like? Or, are they all the same?
Since most are from deep waters colder is better. I run my tank at 76.

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Old 07/30/2012, 12:18 PM   #60
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nice work

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Old 11/03/2012, 07:45 PM   #61
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great info. there surely is more out there

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Old 07/29/2013, 06:52 PM   #62
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We need a bump.

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Old 08/03/2013, 08:29 PM   #63
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How do you bump a sticky?

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Old 10/06/2013, 04:44 PM   #64
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Anyone doing more Menella, especially yellow?

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Old 11/13/2014, 01:04 PM   #65
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Common name: Red Chili Coral
Scientific Name: Alcyonium palmatus
Care Level: Beginner (Even though some would disagree with me)
Disposition: Semi-aggressive
Placement in tank: Low (and they prefer to be upside down, hanging from a ledge)
Light Level: Non Photosynthetic
Water Flow: Medium Intermittent
Diet: Filter Feeder (I have never target fed mine, but some people recommend it)
Range: Jakarta, Bali
Supplements: Strontium, Iodine

This was his previous location when I first got it, but apparently had too much light, flow or not enough food and started to die.

This is the coral when I thought it was dead.

After about 3 months of no polyp extension (Honestly I had forgot about this coral and everything), I did a major aquascape change and tank cleanup and he ended up in the back of the tank against the glass. I never got the urge to throw it away, even though it looked dead, because he still had some red color to it.

This is it now in his new location. He loves it. It has deeper red and the polyps are normally out all night. They were starting to go back in on this picture because it was morning.

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Old 07/07/2015, 10:35 PM   #66
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Not sure if stars count, but this one would thrive in an nps tank with a continuous feeding system.

•Scientific Name- Astrophyton Muricatum
•Common Name- Giant Basket Star
•Type of Organism- Basket Star
•Care Level- Intermediate-Advanced
•Reproduction- Spawning
•Placement/Orientation- Finds its own spot
•Feeding- Numerous feedings, especially at night when the star is open, a continuous feeding system is recommended, feeds on tiny to medium organic matter and organisms
•Sensitive to water chemistry and changes in water chemistry (pH, specific gravity, salinity, o2 levels, etc.), intolerant of copper based medications/additives

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