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  1. #1

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    Default Long tentical plate coral


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    Tonight I picked up some man-made live rock (for the sump), and while I was at the reef store I saw a flat disc coral with neon green tentacles and pink tips. I had to have it!
    I just finished up reading about this plate coral and have come to the conclusion that it belongs on the sand floor with moderate light and flow.
    Is this correct?

    I thought it would be best on a flat piece of live rock but the research said, this coral would probably hurt it's under side on the rock, it belongs on the sand bed.
    I also read this coral can damage other corals and needs to be fed to grow well.
    Any advise will be helpful. Thanks in advance.
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    They can get as big as 8 to 10 inches (max full grown size) and their sweeper tentacles can extend as far as 5 inches beyond their base. Keep at least 6 inches away from other corals and you should be OK. They can do well on a flat pc of rock, but not on an uneven surface, the entire base should sit flat.

    They will need moderate to high levels of light, and moderate to low flow. They do not need to be fed, but feeding them can accelerate their growth.

    You will need to keep a close eye on the Cal, dKH, and Mag levels as they (like many LPS) can be a little demanding. Also, keep a close eye on your clownfish. If I remember correctly, you have a tomato or cinnamon clown fish. Both have been to host in long tentacle plate corals in aquariums without anemones. While that is safe for the fish, however, they could “love” the coral to death.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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  3. #3

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    The Tomato clown is still favouring the orange bubble tip anemone. I have this plate coral on the sand away from my other corals. I have read that this type of coral can move it's location so I have it away from the others by 10 inches or so. It's an awesome looking animal. Thanks for the info update Cliff. Your posts mean alot to this newbie.
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  4. #4

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

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    Here is a picture of the plate coral.



    The tenticals get longer during the day.
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  5. #5

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    That has some nice colors for a long tentical plate coral
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  6. #6

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

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    I thought so too Cliff.

    When I spotted this sample in the lfs coral pool, I had to have it. The owner told me it was already sold but here it is in my tank.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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