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This is a calaustrea that I got from Kevin.
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Ummmm has it grown or something ???
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This is a picture taken a few days after I got it last September.
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What are you doing hand feeding that thing fish or something ??? That is unreal, hey tilt it on the side and it will drip off some babies, worked for me. That is unreal growth though Scott, I bet with as many as you had you have a ton of Candy.
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Scott definitly has a secret he's not telling us... I got a lot of frags from him, and while they're growing at a nice/steady rate, it's nowhere as fast as the same corals in HIS tank grow. In my case, I'm attributing it to my weenie lighting system (330w power compacts, no MH's).
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Bah, cant be your lighting. I did some of my best coral growing in an 18 gallon with power compact. In fact I never added anything to that 18 gallon, just water and trimmed the corals and stuff back when it started coming out of the water. I am beginning to think coral growth is like gardening, either you have a green thumb or luck and location is on your side. No two tanks seem to be the same no matter how you try, even if you bought all the same and the tanks, equipment and they were 8 feet apart they would not be the same in growth. Excuse me if these sentences run together, I just woke up.
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It all has to do with different enviroments. Corals will grow in different form under different water flow and light intensities (probably other factors as well). I never add anything to my tank except kalk, B-ionic and Koralvite-B (when I remember).
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looks nice, i wish my stuff would grow like crazy also
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Welp, the only thing I add is kalk-water for topoffs and flakes + Zoe/garlic soaked nori for feeding, other than that, it's hands off... what's B-ioinic, isn't that an alternative to dosing kalk?
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Yeah it is a 2 part Calcium/Alk alternative. Made by someone other than Kent :)
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Kalk alone seems to keep my calcium at about 380. If I use the ESV B-Ionic twice a week (about 25 cc per dose) I can keep the calcium at 440 or better. Some people swear by B-Ionic but I have recently found a few other calcuim products that I want to try. But if you dan't have any hard corals there is no reason to worry about it that much, only thing you are feedingcalcium in coraline algae.

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