Animal Stories - Button Coral

Animal-World Information about: Button Coral

   The Button Coral has several common names, but for the scientific name you've just had to follow the 'bounce'!
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Justin Dancing Hawk - 2011-08-14
I'm about to get one of these gorgeous corals next weekend @ the Fox Valley Reef Soc. meeting here in WI! I'm very happy to know that they are reputed as easy keepers! I just read on a forum where a guy got one & it was dead in 2 days! OMG he had to have handled it too roughly, or something! My 65G reef has an incredibly stable JAUBERT PLENUM system installed & I could not be happier with it! Filtration is handled by a MARINELAND 1800 / 475GPH pump & a 35 gal trash bin with sponge rubber & Poly fill for mechanical filtration & Activated Carbon in a DIY felt bag that I force the water through by plumbing the return line into it. I have plenty of live rock in my tank & at this point, I really could not hazard a guess as to the lbs of it! I'd certainly guess it's easily OVER 100! This is one of 4 tanks I'm building & use this technique on all of them! The plenum is approx. 7" deep total w/ about 1 1/2" space in the bottom & roughly 4" of course crushed coral above an egg crate / fiberglass screen plenum. I installed another layer of screen above that & finished with BLACK arogonite! It's stunning!

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-16
    It sounds like you have found a system that works for you. With all the controversy over aquarium setup these days, it is good to hear that the Jaubert Plenum is still considered a successful setup. Good luck with your new coral, they are indeed a gorgeous coral!