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Old 01-28-2013, 06:53 PM
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Question Acan Corals

I purchased a acan coral from Maximum Reef on Sunday and i love it. I read online on Pacificeastaquaculture.com of its requirements but im posting here to get opinions

How do you guys keep your acan heathy and growing?

How much lighting?
Where is it placed? Sand bed or no?
High flow or little?
Do you feed it separatly along with fish (turkey bastor)
I have t5's and as of now have my acan on the sand bed.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:12 PM
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Here is a picture of the acan i bought..

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:14 PM
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Here is a picture of the acan i bought..

Can't see the pic, any way low to mid flow and keep on the bottom.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:15 PM
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Low-med light. Mine are low or in sand bed.
Low-med flow.
I feed them twice a week a mixture of frozen food. Usually at night but they will eat with the lights on.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:01 PM
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low light and moderate flow, some amino acids and spot feedings keep them puffy and happy
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:41 AM
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I have over 10 different ones and I have them all over the place from top to bottom. Lighting is LED. You can try placing them and see how they react. They won't die by being in a 'bad' place for a few days.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:48 AM
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low light and feeding helps to keep the coloration looking it's best, especially on ultra rainbows

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:33 AM
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low light and feeding helps to keep the coloration looking it's best, especially on ultra rainbows
I agree. They also don't like getting sand on top of them IME. They tend to grow quicker with spot feeding (mysis, etc).
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