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How do you take care of Leptastrea?

How do you take care of Leptastrea?

Lighting & Flow Requirements: The Golden Leptastrea requires moderate water flow and low to moderate lighting (PAR 120-250). T5’s, Metal Halides, or LED’s can all grow Leptastrea Corals when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.

Is Leptastrea a SPS?

Leptastrea is a member of the Faviidae family and are an LPS coral despite their small polyp size. This coral is in the LPS family, although its polyps are small enough that some might suggest it fits into the SPS group as well. These corals grow in dome shapes and come in many different color morphs.

Where do you put Leptoseris?

Placement: Mount the Jack-O-Lantern Leptoseris Coral using IC gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock in the lower two- thirds of the aquarium where they will receive moderate currents and low to moderate lighting. Leave space for this coral to grow and encrust the rocks around it.

How fast does Leptoseris grow?

They found one species, in particular, Leptoseris hawaiiensis had growth rates between 1 inch (25mm) per year at 225 feet (68m) and 0.3 inches (7.5mm) per year at 360 feet (110m) depth.

What type of coral is Leptastrea?

LPS coral
Leptastrea is a member of the Faviidae family and are an LPS coral despite their small polyp size. These corals grow in dome shapes and come in many different color morphs.

Where do you put candy cane coral?

The best placement for a candy cane coral is in a location that gets low-to-moderate water flow and low-to-moderate intensity lighting. Intense light or flow could cause bleaching or tissue damage. This LPS coral generally does best when placed lower down in the aquarium, placed on the sandy substrate, if you have one.

Is Leptoseris an LPS?

Active Member. Torches are euphylia… That’s an lps..

What is Leptoseris coral?

Leptoseris corals are a small polyp stony coral that is a relative newcomer in the reef aquarium market. The common name for Leptoseris is wrinkle coral but just about everyone in the hobby refers to this coral by its scientific name rather than its common name.

Where do you put Cyphastrea?

Placement: Mount the Blastomussa Coral using IC gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock or ledge in the lower third of the aquarium where they will receive moderate currents and low to moderate lighting. Leave 1-2″ around this coral so it is not stung by nearby corals.

Are lepto coral aggressive?

Coral Aggression Leptoseris have to be given plenty of space because not only are they fast growing and can encroach on other corals, they send out sweeper tentacles. They are not hyper aggressive like Galaxea, but they have these little sweepers that can extend about an inch.

Is Leptastrea a LPS?

Leptastrea is a member of the Faviidae family and are an LPS coral despite their small polyp size. These corals grow in dome shapes and come in many different color morphs.