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Old 02/24/2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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M. Setosa care ??'s

I got a small frag of M. Setosa the other day. Its doing fine so far, but I just want to see what other people are doing, as far as flow and lighting. Is it a higher light coral or a little less? Right now I have it pretty high in the tank, but it is slighty shaded by my return locline. But its still a high light area of the tank I would say. And does it prefer high flow or moderate? Its a great color, and really want it to do well. Any pics of anybody's would be cool to see. Thanks.


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Old 02/24/2010, 02:48 PM   #2
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I have mine under T-5's, middle of my tank and shade by branches of Ora stuber Acro. I have maybe medium flow to it. I think the Setosa is a low light coral...mine is creamy red/orange.


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Old 02/24/2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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I think its a lower light SPS also. That is why I put it under the return lines so it was sort of shaded. But I am thinking it may still be to bright. I have 2-150w Radiums, and 2-39w Ati Blue+.


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Old 02/24/2010, 03:10 PM   #4
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I have mine in a 100g RR, center medium height. The highest point of my aquascape is about mid level of the tank, and its placed at the highest point. Running 8x54w T5's 10hrs/day. Penductors on my return + 2x1300gph powerheads create tons of flow.

Still a very slow grower but I've experienced great color, growth and PE. Colored has lightened up a bit into a pastel red since I started Zeovit some 3-4 months back, but I'm happy with it.

Only issue I'm battling now with the Setosa is hydroids have affected it...Aarrghhh!!!


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Old 02/24/2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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That stinks about the Hydroids. That seems like a good amount of light, and its doing well you say. So I think I'm good were its at as far as light. I have a MP20 and a K3 in my 65g. But it is almost dead center of the tank and towards the back, kind of blocked by the overflow. But its still in a pretty good flow area.


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Old 02/24/2010, 03:41 PM   #6
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Low middle of my tank. It is pretty hearty and grows very quickly for me. White line on it is where I fragged a chunk off.


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Old 02/24/2010, 03:45 PM   #7
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Nice piece. Thanks for the pic. How long have you had that 1?


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Old 02/24/2010, 03:47 PM   #8
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Probably 2 to 3 years I think. I got it from Tyree at a coral farmers market when it was still the "hot coral". Probably fragged it 20-30 times since then at least.


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Old 02/24/2010, 03:55 PM   #9
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Nice, I think its a great looking coral. I can't wait for mine to grow out a bit. The color is very unique I think. You don't see many others with a color quite like that. I also like the way it grows out.


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Old 02/24/2010, 04:09 PM   #10
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Bottom of tank. Upper end of moderate flow.




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Old 02/24/2010, 05:27 PM   #11
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I think I bleached mine placing it too high. It actually turn from that awesome deep orange into pink it's recovering now at the bottom of my tank. Overdriving 6T5's on normal sized 90gallon tank. 2XMP40.


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Old 02/24/2010, 08:58 PM   #12
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Nice pic Cato. So everyone seems to have it toward the bottom half, maybe I will find a new spot a bit lower in the tank. And maybe a little less flow. It seems that the polyps that are sheilded are extended more.


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Old 02/24/2010, 09:18 PM   #13
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bottom of my old tank - lit by ATI powermodule - about 20" underwater and under a center brace. I also had it about 20" under 20K 400W halides with similar results. Pretty easy coral, as Bryan stated above.

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Old 02/24/2010, 10:47 PM   #14
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bottom of my old tank - lit by ATI powermodule - about 20" underwater and under a center brace. I also had it about 20" under 20K 400W halides with similar results. Pretty easy coral, as Bryan stated above.

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Old 02/26/2010, 03:05 AM   #15
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mine is a nice pinkish orange, sits just above the sandbed in a Tech90 under an ATI fixture. grows at a pretty nice pace for me, at least it was until i dropped a rock on it this past weekend and created a bunch of little frags.


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Old 11/30/2010, 10:18 AM   #16
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Thanks for making this thread!


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Old 11/30/2010, 05:18 PM   #17
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I want a bit of that setosa! Any one coming to the England on holiday? Do me a frag, please ! ! !


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Old 12/01/2010, 03:58 PM   #18
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Interesting, I have mine about 15 inches underneath 2x250 12k Reeflux MH and with medium flow, granted that there is a little extra shading due to the centerbrace in the tank but it has the signature orange color good polyp extension and has gone from a 1 inch frag to a totally encrusted and multiple branches in about 2 months.


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Old 12/01/2010, 06:08 PM   #19
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Well, mine has about quadrupled in size and sits directly under my 14k 250w MH. It's on the upper third of my tank with lights 8" off the water. So, I guess it's versatile enough to adapt to whatever


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Old 12/02/2010, 07:43 AM   #20
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i also have it high up in my tank under 250 MH pheonix bulbs, with medium flow, very good PE and color on mine


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Old 12/02/2010, 08:22 AM   #21
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Mine gets orange in low light... more that reddish pink in higher light. Guess it's just personal preference as to which you like better. I keep a piece in both areas


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Looks great all over!


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Old 12/03/2010, 11:57 PM   #23
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Mine is about five inches off the bottom of my tank under T5s




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Old 12/08/2010, 08:00 PM   #24
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Here's mine. Bottom of the tank under an assortment of lighting:



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Old 09/25/2013, 06:55 AM   #25
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Such a great thread. I have been looking to learn more about caring for this coral. I almost lost my frag, but repositioned it after finding this thread. I hope to see some growth in the future. Thank you all for your posts.


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