Sun Coral

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by bareefers, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. bareefers

    bareefers BOD


    I just got this 2 weekend's ago. I finally got it to open by putting it in it's own tank. I feed it every 3 days. The tank doesn't have a skimmer.

    Let me know if I need to do anything special.
  2. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Just feed the crap out of it with meaty foods and it will do very well.
  3. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Very nice piece..
  4. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    Gorgeous Piece.... always had a little space in my Heart for these Beauts.
    Did you get them from Steve?...i picked mine up from him and their doing great!
  5. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    I got it from 6th. :shock: It was the only place I saw that had it ...
  6. Paladin

    Paladin Guest

    Since your tank doesn't have a skimmer, just be extra consious of the nitrate levels, since you'll need to feed the guy quite often with meaty foods.
  7. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    I don't have special lighting for it also. I'll do a weekly water change since it's only a 10 gal.
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    That's because they're not photosynthetic, you NEED to target feed them (one reason why I traded mine away)
  9. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    I also have mine in a 10 gallon, but with a 10 gallon Fuge connected and its opening up everynight to feed on whatevers in the tank... That and i occationally feed them mysis shrimp b4 the lights cut out
  10. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    Yeah, I've been target feeding ... and they sure eat things up quickly!
  11. Thales

    Thales Past President

    In my experience you really need to keep up on the feedings. If you slip, they start to go downhill pretty quickly.
  12. jimsar

    jimsar Guest

    I'm toying with the idea of a low-light tank in the office with predominantly sun corals. No sump, but heavily skimmed. What do you think?
  13. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    That would be cool! I was talking to Steve from Lucky Ocean and he was telling me that one of his customers was moving away from the light-intensive corals and on to dendro's. You don't need special (aka - cop has to 'inquire' about the lights in your house) lights, and they are really colorful.
  14. bareefers

    bareefers BOD

    How much calcium do these take up? I'm not sure how often to add more b-ionic.
  15. jimsar

    jimsar Guest

    Office under negotiation is "utilities paid". Don't want the bldg owner to have a stroke if I put an SPS tank there. I noticed she has a really nice FW tank, though. Maybe I can switch her to reef ...
  16. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    I think with all the water changing you'll be doing to keep water quality up in a heavily fed 10g, you won't need to supplment any calcium. You can also feed these remotely from the tank (see BOCP1 by Calfo).-Jim

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