FS meteor shower cyphastrea

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  1. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

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    meteor shower cyphastreas for sale. located san mateo
    all cut over a month ago
    red = 10$
    green = 15$
    red slash = not for sale
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    I will be at CFM too
     
  2. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

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    Have few questions.
    1. How much light they need?
    2. Are they aggressive? Sweeper tentacles?
    3. Do they grow fast ?
     
  3. Coral reefer

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    Yes they grow fast.
     
  4. Kremis

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    yes, grow very fast. and no, no sweepers BUT they "beat" most sps stinging wise. I have some at the top of the tank and on the sandbed. If you put it at the top the blues get a lot lighter and if you keep it at the bottoml the blues are darker
     
  5. Ranjib Dey

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    hmm. Cant go for this then. My acros are already having a hard time with the monti's stinging them left right center :-( . Looking for some low light , colorful and non aggresive stuff currently (may be acans or blasto)
     
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  6. Fish Boss

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    I could never get lighting for cyphastrea right. I always heard lowlight, but they tended to brown out on sand bed slightly off from center
     
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  7. Kremis

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    they can really take a lot of light. Mine brown out under very low light, but just at the bottom of the tank turn darker blue
     
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    Mine turn blue/green under low light and the blue turns to tan with a lot of light.
     
  9. Kremis

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    yeah I get some green too.
     
  10. Ranjib Dey

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    So, this is a common trend then. Even the mystic sunset that I got from @roostertech turns more pale under low light, and pink/blue under high light.
     
  11. Wlachnit

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    Hmmm...interesting. I'd have thought that lower light would generate more brown due to the need of more zooxanthalle?
     
  12. Kremis

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    my experience was always brown = needs more light and white = needs less light
     
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    So I have frag of Meteor Shower that we picked up at the last CFM and a colony the size of a grapefruit that I picked up from @tankguy . The frag was a light creme color and the colony was blue/green when I got it. I put the colony right in the middle of the tank towards the top and it turned creme color also in a couple days. Then I read up on these corals and learned they were happiest in low light/moderate flow. I moved both of them to the bottom of the tank in a bit of shade and they are both vibrant blue/green. Here is a pic. It is in very low light.
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    And this is how they looked with a lot of light
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    Perhaps I live in a Bizzarro Backwards World
     
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  14. Coral reefer

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    That looks like bleaching to me. Too much light.
     
  15. tankguy

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    I always kept the one I gave you in the sand
     
  16. Wlachnit

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    Agree.... it’s not brownish, which is what I envisioned when Mark first described it.
     

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