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    Sun Polyp questions

    Hi all,

    I have a chance to pick up the Sun Polyp I was looking after for 3 weeks, but to be honest it's much larger than I'd like.

    So on to my questions:

    1. How hard are they to frag? Anyone have a how too?

    2. I know they don't require light, but now that I have an MH over my tank, how would I introduce it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    I have mine on the sand under a 175 watts halide, one 55 watts PC, and 60 watts of NO. He does not mind at all.

    Feeding it at regular interval ( every other day in my case ) keeps mine happy.

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    Cool, so just regular aclimation & there were no light issues then or did you have to ramp up so it didn't get sunburned?
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    When I bought mine, it was under regular No lights. It was never bothered by my lights when I put it in my tank. Would it be different with 400 watt halides, I do not know for sure. But since it has no zooanthallae ( spelling ??? ), I suspect it does not care.

    I will let others confirm this or not.

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    Great, that makes that part easier.

    So the only other problem is it's really too big for the tank. Anyone know how to frag them?

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    They aren't bothered by light, I have 3 under 400w metal halides. Just acclimate it as you would any other coral.

    I've never tried to frag one. It almost seems a shame to do it, their skeleton's grow so very slowly. I'd really recommend just waiting to find a smaller tubastrea.
    Susan

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    Do they go through growth spurts then? When I babysat this guy in my tank for 3 weeks there was noticable new growth and quite a few new heads showed up.

    Cheers!

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    New heads on the skeleton are common and grow in very fast but overall skeleton growth is extremely slow.
    Susan

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    Hmm. That's good to know. I'll be fostering him again for a while with the option to buy him. If its going to "bush out" more than grow it might not be to big after all.

    I'll have to see it again to decide...

    I had been target feeding blender mash to each head every other day & to be honest I found that was a bit much.

    Do they need to be fed that often & is there an "easy" way to feed them?

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    I have great overall coral growth in my tank but one of my tubastreas I've had 3 years now and its skeleton is no bigger now than when I got it. Well, not visually anyway. The polyps fill in when they're healthy and they can look bigger when they're open but actual growth is extremely slow.
    Susan

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