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what do you think are the best xenia growing conditions?

Discussion in 'General (Hobby Related)' started by Guest, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Guest

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    wondering -
    for the people who thing xenia is weed like - what conditions was it under?
    high/ low flow? high light/low light?
    trying to grow it on the glass... i love how it looks and im just trying to figure out where the best spot to start from would be.
    thanks!
     
  2. Guest

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    Mine was a nuisance right under 400w 10ks in low flow.
     
  3. vvolfe1

    vvolfe1 Inactive User

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    Ben,  I'm going to remind you of this 6 months from now when you start the "how do I kill this Xenia it has taken over my tank" thread.[​IMG]
    But seriously once they get somewhat established they'll grow like weeds.  They'll spread like aiptasia, anything they touch they'll be on and grow.  Just give them some time.  Mine took off after around 6 weeks of setting up my tank.  If you put them down low they will climb up the rocks leaving Xenia everywhere in their path to more light.  If you put them up high they'll tend to get thicker and bushy.  They are still my favorite softy they just spread to fast and can take over to much if not controlled.
    BTW. I find they grow best in a garbage disposal.[​IMG]
     
  4. Guest

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    They can also drop little bastard xenia children that will float around the tank and adhere wherever they land.
     
  5. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    You will hear that they like low flow and a slightly dirty/established tank. They do not handle raised levels of nitrates very well.
     
  6. Marcus Wood

    Marcus Wood Inactive User

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    Travis, what do you call raised levels? More than 20ppm?
     
  7. Wayne1

    Wayne1 Inactive User

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    I agree when my tank was dirty (no water changes) it grew like mad. 1 month ago i took out the colony to let it die. It was infested with hair algae.
     

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