RBTA max size in a tank?

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by mjkonesky, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. mjkonesky

    mjkonesky Guest

    Our rose is huge. 15"X12 during the day. Its on a funky rock and takes a couple hours to open all the way up. How big can i expect it to get? Its in a 90.
     

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  2. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    I expect it to split one day and then you have 2 med size ones. Not sure how big they get before that happens.
     
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  3. mjkonesky

    mjkonesky Guest

    tyvm for the info.
     
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  4. Tenny

    Tenny Supporting Member

    I have one nearly the same size... I can't wait for it to split. It's taken over the tank. I'm not sure if I should just try to feed it more and hope that it splits, or feed it less and hope that it starts bubbling up again and doesn't open up as much.
     
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  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    They can be manually cut up btw...
     
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  6. Tenny

    Tenny Supporting Member

    I know, I just have never felt comfortable in doing that. Plus I'd have to take out half my rockwork to get to it.
     
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  7. Mine has split 4 times and still has its bubble tips. I took the rock out of water for 30 sec and then in less then a week they split. I don't even like to cut zoas and no way would I cut my anemone to sacred of losing her

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  8. mjkonesky

    mjkonesky Guest

    Thank you very much for the info. I have thought about taking a knife to the rose and decided that it was the worst idea ever. What kind of lighting do u have, what depth are they, what do you feed/how often, size of tank? Clowns hosting?
     
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  9. 75 gallon tank with 2 of my entails and one in my 25 gallon frag tank. I only ment to put him in for a day and it found a spot right on top of a challice. When i first got one i was running t5 now I am using a 48' led from reefbreaders.com and other one has a 150 kessil. Clowns are hosting and I feed once a week with scallops.

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  10. mjkonesky

    mjkonesky Guest

    How did u do with t5s? Did u run 4 or 6 bulbs? Did they seem happy? Bulb combos/recommendations?
     
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  11. T5s are fine I did 4 bulb and can't remember what combo I had. I think they were happy, I went led cause I had some extra money and it was time for new bulbs. Whybput new bulbs when led is less money in the long run.

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  12. ReeferGil

    ReeferGil Supporting Member

    My RBTA also got very large. He actually became problematic because he started stinging some SPS corals. When I first bought him, he was one of the first additions to the tank and was fairly small. Once I was comfortable he was going to settle down and stop moving around I started adding more SPS corals away from him. Well he eventually got huge, much larger than I expected. Here's a video clip of him at his largest, fast forward to 11:25. Anyhow, I had to re-scape my aquarium to keep him on his own island. He split two times after this video was done. Came home from vacation and I had two. That same week, I ended up with three. I gave one of them to Aqua Exotic. you're welcome Matt :)

     

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