So you want to raise/trying to raise Dendronephthya and Scleronephthya

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    Since 1983 to present,(off and on), I've tried to keep alive and happy the corals under species Scleronephthya and Dendronephthya . And other similar type corals(softies ).
    Information in the past was limited. Until now. It maybe possible to keep and culture these bueatiful creatures. I don't know about you, but I like a good challenge. Always think outside the box. I have a DT, for nps corals, 30 gallons, 90 gallon refugium, outside, plumb to DT. Chiller, (gets hot here in summer ), 3 sulfur denitrators, dosing equipment, no apex, all old school. Some test equipment, ph, orp, chemical regiments. See my diy tide control thread, to get an Idea, of set up. I obtained 12 nps softies. Carnation corals, orange flower coral, etc...

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    So you want to raise Dendronephthya and Scleronephthya


    There hanging upside down or sideways. Sizes range 1/2" to 6". Three wavemakers, on one timer. I blend Chaetomorpha, strain add water, dose all day long on timer. The photo taken was on 3/1/18. Had this specimen since 1/15/18. Will post more photos soon, need to get better acquainted with camera features. They don't mind nitrates 20+, I've found out. The
    Dendronephthya are hardy. Possibly found in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. Very high in good and bad nutrients in harbor.

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    Forgot to mention water quality. Nitrates 5-10ppm, phosphates 0-.03, I dose calcium, ph 8.0-8.6, haven't tested lately alkalinity and magnesium. Temp. 75-80 degrees, 3 sulfur denitrators with crush coral. 1/4 hp chiller.
     
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    Pictures worth a thousand words , growth, new polyps. Can't ask for more.

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    Show me the corals.

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    More corals

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    What is your feeding regiment for your Scleronephthya and Dendronephthya? I think as my tank matures I might try one out when I am ready to take on the challenge.
     
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    Sure, early morning remove macroalgae chetaeo, blend it, (small blender),strain it add DT water, dose on timer approximately 20 ml ,every 4 minutes all day. Add 3 ml vodka to each refugium,at night.
     
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    So you feed the tank blended up Chaeto? I never knew this could be done to feed reefs
     
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    Thinking outside the box. Time will tell, what effects it will have. I'll keep everyone posted
     
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    Today polyps more noticeable on left for dead carnation. I thought for sure it was a goner. They are hardy. 5:48pm
     
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    One on right not so good. I moved closer to "left for dead", hopefully it will recoup
     
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    One happy family

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    Another NPS keeper, following along
     
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    Today's picture

    I'm trying to update load video, when finished uploading, says, video doesn't have an allowed extention.

    Anyone know what this means?
     
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    Alright, thanks
     
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