Florida Ricordea care....Trials and tribulations, successes.

Discussion in 'Soft Coral Discussion' started by Azurel, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. jack89

    jack89 Active Member

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    i love rics and are one of my favourites ... i have burned my pocket in keeping them but never had success
    the only 2 rics i am successful with is my orange morph and green morph and they are doing great and have reproduced a lot from 2 polyps on rock to around 10 polyps each....

    but whatever another florida i buy they slowly bleach and die..... what could be the reason ? i have tried around 20 different types of rice but none made more than 15 days so have stopped getting it lately.... its expensive..
     

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    LetItReef Valuable Member

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    Planning to get Florida Rics, would a dual lamp T5 HO, 48 watts total with reflectors will be ok or I need more watts? 29g tank. Thanks.
     
  3. Watermark

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    Some of my babies
     

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    what are parameters and where are rics located in the tank? what type of lights?
     
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    That should be fine. lower light is better for pics. I have one all the way in the shade and it is the biggest out of all of the 70 or 80 that i have.
     
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    Here's what I have now
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  7. jack89

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    lights i am using 2 Kessils 100% blue and 50% white
    the rics are in low flow area, bit into shaded area. have added 1 ric yesterday lets see what happens. i feed them LPS pellets and Ric pellets from Marine Fauna plus mix of other foods.
     
  8. shornik

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    Hmm, seems this thread is a bit stale but I have two questions and this looks like the best place to post it...

    First, I have a Ric that split, pretty cool if you ask me. Anyway the "baby" doesn't seem to have a mouth. Does the mouth take longer to form and will it eventually get one?

    Second, I have a Ric that I took of its plug and glued to my rock, but it was in a place that doesn't get enough life, its fine just small, it eats when I target feed it but it just isn't growing. Any ideas of how I can take it off the rock without damaging it so I can move to where it will get more light?
     
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    bump
     
  10. dhyder54

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    just got my r. Yuma today and so far doing well in my tank
     
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