Watermelon Chalice

$35.00

1 in stock

Description

Placement: Mount the chalice corals using gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock in the lower half of the aquarium where it will receive moderate flow and indirect light.

Feeding: Sticks N Stones, Inc recommends feeding Chalice Corals with Brightwell coral foods, Roti-Feast, and/or cyclopeeze. Target feeding gets the corals fed using less food while keeping your nitrates and phosphates lower.

Tentacles: Echinophyllia & Chalice Corals have sweeper tentacles that come out at night so leave several inches between them and surrounding corals.

Lighting & Flow Requirements:
Chalice requires moderate water flow and low to moderate lighting (PAR 80-250) to maintain its color. T5’s, Metal Halides, or LED’s can all grow Echinophyllia & Chalice Corals when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.

Care Level: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Low to moderate (PAR 80-250)
Water Flow: Moderate
Aggressiveness: Semi-aggressive
Range: Indo Pacific
Family: Assorted
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.

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