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    Picture by Babiche

    Latin name: Ricordea florida
    Degree of difficulty: easy
    Lighting: low / medium (bulb)
    Current: low / medium
    Reproduction: fragmenting


    Members please post your experiences & pictures in this thread to this species.
    Last edited by G.Alexander; 04-02-2008, 09:48 AM.

  • #2
    Awesome coral!

    Grow 'pretty' quick and its hard to find an ugly one.

    BTW; nice colors Edward.

    Whats the name of that anem in the bottom right corner?

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    • #3


      Bachir
      Bachir
      2000 - gallon saltwater

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      • #4
        i notice mine growin and splitin now that i use zeo
        Nick
        Nick
        180G SPS Mainly
        10 Bulb T5 Starfire
        Calcium Reactor
        3 Tunze 6105's
        Profilux Controller
        ATB Return w/ wavysea
        ATB M External Skimmer


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        • #5
          ouch what is that--bacterial?
          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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          • #6
            Greetings All !

            ouch what is that--bacterial?
            Yep ... cool, huh? ... "Fun with heterotrophs" ...

            As Aged Salt pointed out in another thread, that's bacteria consuming the underlying deceased orange/red sponge. This kind of thing can happen when organisms attached to the same rock as freshly collected/imported specimens die.

            The bad news is that it looks nasty, smells worse, and takes 3-5 days to be rid of. The good news is that if you completely remove ... in this case, chip away ... what the bacteria is feeding on, "rinse" off the existing bacteria colony, treat the piece in a Lugol's bath, and place the piece in a high flow stream for a few days, the problem usually goes away.

            Although you can't see them, there are 3 other Ricordea attached to that piece. After 5 days, none had detached , or died.

            "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
            Hunter S. Thompson

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            • #7
              Importing freshly collected corals and trying to maintain water quality must be a challenge. Something akin to curing liverock happening in those tanks with a high turnover.

              SteveU
              “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
              ...Charles F. Kettering

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              • #8
                Greetings All !

                Importing freshly collected corals and trying to maintain water quality must be a challenge. Something akin to curing liverock happening in those tanks with a high turnover.
                Absolutely ... it's not like "something akin to curing liverock happening in those tanks with a high turnover" ... it is just like curing liverock, only on a much smaller, less destructive/destabilizing scale.

                The application of ZEOvit methodology in a "newly-imported specimen, high-turnover" LFS environment has been a pleasant ... although not unexpected ... success. I've found the nitrogen cycle in my SPS Zeovit frag system to be much more stable than in the classic Berlin-style systems I'm used to working with, despite the weekly introduction of "freshly imported" specimens. The only variable that I'm still having trouble regulating is PO4, and the resultant persistence of macroalgae hitch-hikers ... there's just too much "organic residue" being spit out by the new arrivals.

                Even after three months, I'm still amazed by the water clarity, and near total retention of the "arrival" colors in SPS specimens. And I'm generally not easily impressed by such things ...

                "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
                Hunter S. Thompson

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                • #9
                  I have noticed that Potassium Idodide Fluoride improves the health of my ricordias.

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                    Pictures by Steffen

                    G.Alexander

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