written by Dave Burr
Atomic Sympodium will grow and encrust over the surrounding rocks.
Placement: Mount the Atomic Sympodium using IC gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock lower in the aquarium where they will receive direct flow and light. If you do not want them growing on your your main rock structure, try creating a Zoanthid island by mounting several types of Zoanthids and Palythoa to one larger rock and placing it as an island in your sand bed.
Feeding: Although symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within them supply most of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis they do benefit from supplemental feedings of Oyster-Feast, and Roti-Feast. Target feeding gets the corals fed using less food while keeping your nitrates and phosphates lower.
Lighting & Flow Requirements: Atomic Sympodium require moderate water flow and low to moderate lighting (PAR 100-250) to maintain their color. T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow Sympodium when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.
Care Level: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Moderate to high (PAR 200-300)
Water Flow: Moderate
Range: Fiji, Indo Pacific, Austraila
Water Conditions: 75-80° F; sg 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal); pH 8.1-8.4 Ca 420-440 ppm, Alk 8-9.5 dKH, Mg 1260-1350, Nitrates <10ppm, Phosphates, < .10ppm
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