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Anonymous - 2011-02-17
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Adam Hart - 2011-02-09
I would echo the comments about MH lighting - it's too strong for these corals. I moved mine into an area of diffused light provided by T5's and it responded immediately. They also will try to eat larger prey but reject when it becomes apparent they can't get it in their oral disc! Mysis shrimp work well.

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saltypaul - 2011-02-01
This coral is very easy to take care of, it grows really fast and is easy to frag.

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chris - 2011-01-20
An established tank of one year is not necessary, nor is a 100 gal. tank. Mine is only a 50 gal and around 4 months old. Both my BTA and LTA are perfectly comfortable, however do remember that LTA's are carnivores, and may potentially capture and eat other livestock (fish mostly.)

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Suzanne - 2010-09-13
I'm fairly new at having a saltwater tank. I absolutely love it. I have a toadstool coral that has doubled in size in 6 months. Yesterday it collapsed and I got it to stand up again. It stayed up all day under the lights and about an hour 1/2 after the lights went off it collapsed again. Is something wrong?

I also have a star polyp that has been in distress since I moved my tank a month ago. It still has color but it's not opening up like it used to.

Does anyone have any advice?

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  • Oger91 - 2010-10-29
    Leathers commonly go through dormant states where they will not bud or bloom. Usually there is a slime coat that will covers the coral, especially when stressed. It will revive in about a week or so. It will be fine, I would check for a nitrate spike though, it could also be caused by that. Do a 25% change and wait. Patience is the key.
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Jan - 2010-10-26
PLEASE leave the coral alone! View it, but don't touch it OR take it....

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kiara!! - 2010-10-11
This looks like a sun flower.

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shaun obrien - 2010-10-09
I have had my 125 gal. reef tank up for about 8 years my toadstool was thriving now it seems to be deteriorating quickly it is attached to 2 big rocks so I can't take it out and treat it do you have any idea of what I can do?

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Ely - 2010-10-04
Please HELP!

One plastic part of one tank that I take care fell in the base of a Ritteri anemone and when I tried to take it out I touch the base of the Anemone by mistake. I didn't pull or anything else but it started to shrink. Is it in danger?... Is it going to die?... Please HELP!

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-10-05
    It should be fine. Anemone's often recoil like that when touched as a defense mechanism. It should bounce back up soon enough.
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tiana - 2010-09-22
It's weird and cool. (:

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