So, you think you want to keep Xenia...

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  1. Trex

    Trex Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad

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    So, even though I knew better, I allowed the girlfriend to talk me into putting Xenia into my 65.

    I did this in the past, and already knew what was going to happen (( same reason I dislike mushrooms ))....

    This is from 11 months ago,

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    And now from the other day (( mind you, I keep the right side's side glass free of them, and part of the left side's side near the MP10 ))

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    Front,

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    Slight close up of the front,

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    And for the heck of it, a close up of my golden lawnmower blenny,

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  2. Aere

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    WOW! you need to hire a good landscaping company for that thing!
     
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    Death to the abominations!!!

    Lol j/k.


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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Cyber Monday Sponsor Article Contributor Sizzling Summer Sponsor Build Thread Contributor

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    I think it is beautiful! Too bad it takes over like that. Looks cool though.
     
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    Sorry....... This made me laugh. Such an extreme take over
     
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    Angelfish

    What kind of angel is that in the third picture?
     
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    Ooooh, pretty :) haha
     
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    that is just downright hilarious to me. its to the point of being just ridiculous haha! i'll take a frag, and she shall remain in a very remote location.
     
  10. Nordic

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    I used to keep my Xenia on the glass on the far corner of ky tank. Kept it easy to propagate and looked nice flowing. I dragged pieces every other week!
     
  11. riksreef

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    WOW!!! That is a close relative to a FOREST!!! Well, now all you have to do is sell for $1/polyp and you will be SET....LOL..... At least you know you can grow stuff....hahahaha
     
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    Looks awesome, probably nice low maintenance too. I love seeing aquariums that actually look like a piece of nature.
     
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    I think it at least looks cool, and you got a couple bucks worth of frags there. Is that the pulsing kind? If not do you have the name of the type?
     
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    I pull Xenia out like its part of nutrient export. It grows faster than the cheato i have in my fuge. If no one tells me they want any, I just flush them now.Whenever hey get on other corals or if I can't pull all of it off the rock, I'll treat the trouble areas with peroxide or do a 50/50 peroxide dip.
     
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    looks awesome, wish there were more species tanks out there, he needs to pull out the other corals now.
     
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    man i never had any in our tanks and somehow got a little bit in on a sps frag from someone.. dipped frag and looked it over and saw nothing... now i got a 6"x6" spot of it and has already chocked out one sps corall geting close to some more... but with moving to new house and tryign to get ready for tank moves havnt had a chance to destroy the rock and get it out!!! now that i see this i gotta get it out soon!!!!
     
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    I think it looks really cool....but I can see where it would be a pain!!!
     
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    me too! like the toilet kind of remote...
     
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    Yeah they are really cool when you get the pom poms... that looks like a dedicated tank to xenia! Do you have a main display?
     
  20. goodtimes

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    Your tank is really clean, must be all that xenia working for you.
     
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