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  • Acanthastrea Lordhowensis









    Images from Splash

    Latin name: Acanthastrea lordhowensis
    Discovered from / Year: Veron and Pichon, 1982
    Growth: slow / medium grower
    Degree of difficulty: easy - medium for advanced reefers
    Lighting: low / medium (bulb)
    Current: low

    Reference: http://data.aims.gov.au/coralpages/h...%20pages/4.htm

    Members please post your experiences & pictures in this thread to this species.
    Last edited by G.Alexander; 07-07-2009, 05:55 AM.

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    Image from Bachir



    Bachir
    Last edited by G.Alexander; 04-02-2008, 09:34 AM.
    Bachir
    2000 - gallon saltwater

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      Bachir
      Bachir
      2000 - gallon saltwater

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      • #4
        Man I love these guys but I just cannot get myself to drop down the $$$$ for them
        Sean

        Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

        Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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        • #5
          what kind of care do they need? i have been totally ignorant toward acans till now

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          • #6
            Very very easy. These are the most hardy corals ever. Require very little care. Just place them in a low-medium flow area with low-medium lighting. New growth can be seen monthly.
            Farish

            Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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            • #7
              you know what...I almost think I saw a acan lord at my lfs today...it was not looking so good and about 15% of it looked decent, the other parts were alive but not looking good. I saw that some of the polpys on the end had the red and green color charicteristic to acans...I also looked at the corralite structure...it DID resemble a acan's sturcture. They had it listed as acan echit. I do not think they have it labled correctly!!! There was no price tag on it, but heck half of the corals at this LFS dont. I mean, if I had some store credit...and they sold it to me as a "damaged brain coral" and I brought it back to health...hrmmm...ebay..... >:-)
              Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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              • #8
                i have heard of people feeding them...what should i feed em?

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                • #9
                  The feeding tentacles are very pronounced at nite. I believe they accept anything from cyclopeeze to mysis to prawn meat.
                  Farish

                  Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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                  • #10
                    Just curious. How much are you paying for these colonies? Seems to me some people are charging outrageous prices.

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                    • #11
                      lord prices

                      znut the price is totally dependant on the crazy market. I can pick up lord colonies locally from one retailer who only puts normal markup on them . The typical indo colonies are what we get. The outrageous colored varieties are rumored to come from Japan illegally and are coming from a handful of people. I would hate to guess what they cost in a full colony.

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                      • #12
                        Frink,

                        You got a PM.

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                        • #13
                          And I find yet another forum haha.









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                          • #14
                            mane, those are beautiful!! WOW!

                            Znut, the prices in Japan are as much as any other LPS coral would cost you. Average of $70-$80 for those colonies.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks bro!

                              The prices in Japan are actually usually less then that, starting at just $10.00 believe it or not haha.

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