Orange Sun Coral WYSIWYG

£19.95

 

Orange Sun Coral WYSIWYG Coral

Sun Corals, are a non-photosynthetic variety of coral which require nearly constant feeding. These fully aquacultured specimens have bright yellow or orange polyps and an orange base.

These corals MUST be fed very frequently and incomparably large volumes. As such, no guarantee is offered outside of Live Arrival.

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Using IC gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock or ledge in the aquarium where it will receive direct flow and low light. This coral grows outward like a table. Give it space to “grow” and it will grow into a beautiful showpiece.

We cannot stress enough how much food these corals consume. In the past, we struggled to keep Tubastraea long term despite feeding the systems twice per day.

We achieved success finally by making frozen food preparation and setting it right next to the aquarium with the sun corals.

Every time anyone walked by the tank, they were free to feed the corals with a turkey baster.

On any given day they would receive between a dozen to two dozen small feedings.

Orange Sun Coral requires moderate to high water flow and low lighting to maintain its colour.

Unlike most of the corals kept by reef hobbyists, Tubastraea is non-photosynthetic. Because Tubastraea does not photosynthesize, they can theoretically be kept in an aquarium with no lighting at all. In the wild, you often see them in deeper water or on the underside of caves. In the home aquarium, one could simulate this by placing the sun corals in caves or under overhangs, but such placement makes it difficult to view them or feed them.

Care Level: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Low (PAR 150)
Water Flow: Moderate to high
Aggressiveness: Peaceful
Range: Indo Pacific, Grown in UK
Family: Tubastraea Floreana

Water Conditions: 75-80° F; sg 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal); pH 8.1-8.4 Ca 420-440 ppm, Alk 8-9.5 dKH, Mg 1260-1350, Nitrates <10ppm, Phosphates, < .10ppm

It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh – run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg.

 

Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.

Fraggle Reef uses and recommends dosing pumps to automate the dosing of additives and keep your levels more constant. A dosing pump can alleviate the chore of manually dosing your aquarium with Ca, Alk, & Mg 2,3, or 4 times per week and will benefit your aquarium by keeping your levels constant through frequent small additions of Ca, Alk, & Mg. Our tanks all progressed when we switched from 3 manual dosings per week to 70 automatic dosings per week and we got a lot more work done.

PLACEMENT

Using IC gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock or ledge in the aquarium where it will receive direct flow and low light. This coral grows outward like a table. Give it space to “grow” and it will grow into a beautiful showpiece.

FEEDING

We cannot stress enough how much food these corals consume. In the past, we struggled to keep Tubastraea long term despite feeding the systems twice per day.

We achieved success finally by making frozen food preparation and setting it right next to the aquarium with the sun corals.

Every time anyone walked by the tank, they were free to feed the corals with a turkey baster.

On any given day they would receive between a dozen to two dozen small feedings.

LIGHTING & FLOW REQUIREMENTS

Orange Sun Coral requires moderate to high water flow and low lighting to maintain its colour.

Unlike most of the corals kept by reef hobbyists, Tubastraea is non-photosynthetic. Because Tubastraea does not photosynthesize, they can theoretically be kept in an aquarium with no lighting at all. In the wild, you often see them in deeper water or on the underside of caves. In the home aquarium, one could simulate this by placing the sun corals in caves or under overhangs, but such placement makes it difficult to view them or feed them.

Care Level: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Low (PAR 150)
Water Flow: Moderate to high
Aggressiveness: Peaceful
Range: Indo Pacific, Grown in UK
Family: Tubastraea Floreana

Water Conditions: 75-80° F; sg 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal); pH 8.1-8.4 Ca 420-440 ppm, Alk 8-9.5 dKH, Mg 1260-1350, Nitrates <10ppm, Phosphates, < .10ppm

WATER CHEMISTRY

It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh – run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg.

 

Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.

DOSING

Fraggle Reef uses and recommends dosing pumps to automate the dosing of additives and keep your levels more constant. A dosing pump can alleviate the chore of manually dosing your aquarium with Ca, Alk, & Mg 2,3, or 4 times per week and will benefit your aquarium by keeping your levels constant through frequent small additions of Ca, Alk, & Mg. Our tanks all progressed when we switched from 3 manual dosings per week to 70 automatic dosings per week and we got a lot more work done.

** We are still shipping corals as normal but we are not allowing anyone to visit us until the COVID-19 has passed and the country is back to normal. Stay safe and enjoy your reef aquarium.**

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