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    Low Tide

    I Was reading a article on European ReefKeeping,and they had this incredible photos on Reefs in Low Tide.It was quite amazing to read and see that the growth is so fast that it doesnt have a negative effect being out of water for so long.
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    wow... did'nt think they would servive out of the water like that..
    good findings Robin !!!

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    Very interesting... Are they being kept wet by any wave action? Perhaps they absorb enough water right into their structure to survive the dry time and really soak up the sun
    Rob

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    Tidal species of coral will do fine being exposed to air for that amount of time...

    However other, Deepwater acros do not have the same tolerances.
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    So it is safe to say that these tide pool and tide effected corals have evolved to these conditions. Nothing like good old mother nature to get it right.
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    Hey Vince... you guys in Ottawa area now?
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    I don't think I will be attending so I will have to meet you guys from Montreal the next time you are in the area. I am up to my armpits in plumbing my tank. Should be able to water test it tomorrow :-) Have a good time and a safe trip.
    Rob

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    wow, very cool. You would think that their tissues would get baked by the sun. How long are they out of water for?

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    If you get a chance to 'play' around with a branchy acro in your tank you will find that they slime up like crazy- I would presume this is for protection. I don't know this for sure, but I suppose that the corals that are exposed to low tide must have a means of producing wet slime and maybe even drawing water up from the base- much like a tree draws water up through the wood. But I would guess that corals do it on the outside, through the tissue.
    LOOK AT HOW PURPLE THAT ACRO IS!!!!....I WANT it!!
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