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    Yellow cup coral

    I am trying to find out if I should buy that yellow cup coral ( turbinaria, I believe ) I saw today.

    What should I know about it? Is it a LPS? Any special feeding? Lighting? Current?

    Any information would help. Thanks.

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    It's considered an SPS and it likes light.
    Where did you see it?

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    Same place I bought my clam last year.

    I finally bought the yellow cup. It's a bright solid yellow like a yellow wrass, and adds great color to the tank.

    Do any of you have experience with this coral?

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    I have this exact coral, and it is one of my favorites. I love the bright yellow color, and its polyps are all open in my tank every single day - seems to be pretty hardy for an SPS considering that i have done a lot of tinkering in my tank. The only thing i would point out is that it seems to eject its wastes in the center hole of the cup. if you dont have the current going over it a certain way i guess, those wastes just build up in there. every now and then i just blow into it lightly with a turkey baster and the stuff just float right out.
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    Thanks Alpha. Sound advise.

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    As with most Montiporas and similar shaped corals, you need good current to keep them clean, especially once they start to swirl. If not, you have to check it almost everyday. When sediment builds up on their surface, it can lead to die off of the skin under and this happens fast.

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    Thanks Toutouche. I have lots of current on it, and will make sure sediments stay away.

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    If you have lots of current on it, watch it in the beginning to make sure the polyps come out. Often when there's too much, it inhibits them from opening..., kinda have to find that nice middle point.

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    is it sediment or "coral waste" on it?
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    Alrha,
    Who are you asking this to?

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