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THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE
150 GALLON ARAGOCRETETM AND GLUE REEF.

All of the corals in this tank have been grown in our reef aquariums. This tank has 8 - 4' VHO lights. The reef is only 8 months old and we are making many cuttings. It is fun to remove some of the corals and see what is growing in the next layer. Many of the corals were very small when we started and they surprise us when we move something and see how large they are.

BALI XENIA

THIS IS MY FAVORITE XENIA - THIS COLONY GREW FROM TWO POLYPS IN 5 MONTHS

BALI XENIA GROWING IN THE 150 GALLON REEF AQUARIUM IN DOUG'S OFFICE. THIS TYPE OF XENIA CAN BE PROPAGATED BY REMOVING ONE POLYP.

The polyp can be removed by sucking it up gently in an aquarium air hose and snipping it off with a small scissors. The polyps can then be placed on a small piece of dry rock using the air line. We use bridal veil to hold the cutting in place. We cut a small circle of the veil and attach it over the cutting with a rubber band. Do not touch the polyp with the rubber band.

We use SeaChem Reef Plus in all of our reefs for the Iodine and Vitamins that corals need. We use four times the standard dose in the reefs that we are making Xenia cuttings in. We place the cuttings close to the lights in a strong water flow. You can remove the bridal veil in about three weeks.



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