Tubipora musica – Green Pipe Organ Coral Colony – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a  colony of Tubipora musica Pipe Organ coral.  Color of the calcareous skeleton is red with green polyps that are light, near white colored on the underside.
This is a good choice for brightly lit tanks with stronger water flow.  They can do well in SPS dominate systems and are non-invasive.
Growth from is mounding.

$69.00

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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony), Misc Livestock
Common Name:
   Pipe Organ Coral, Organ Pipe Coral, Daisy Coral
Scientific Name:  Tubipora musica
Specimen Size:  Medium to large colony approximately 5″ x 3.5 across
Origination: Wild import from Indonesia
Entry Updated:  2/13/2017

OVERVIEW

Pipe Organ coral is a soft coral, but frequently thought to be a stony coral due to is calcareous skeleton from which its polyps emerge.

Polyp color is most often green or white while the skeleton is usually a shade of red

Pipe Organ coral like moderate to fairly bright lighting and moderate to fairly strong water flow.  The polyps wave attractively in the current.

Pipe Organ coral is not invasive as it grows its skeleton very slowly unlike many other soft coral.  In addition, it does not possess a stinging capability, so can be positioned close to other non-aggressive corals.

Feeding is not required, but they will benefit from small filter feeder type foods if offered.

Because they construct a calcareous skeleton, they require that proper calcium and alkalinity levels be maintained similar to stony corals.

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Photo Notes We want you to be happy with the coral that you receive and we take pride in the corals that we offer.  To provide true representation of the color and health for our WYSIWYG corals, they are photographed and white balanced under the ReefCorner LED lighting at approximately a 10K to 14K white point to best show the actual color of the coral. The coloration may vary when viewed under different lighting.  The grid the coral is typically photographed on is approximately 0.6" per square to give you a size reference.
Naming Notes We identify the scientific name when we are able to with some degree of accuracy. You will notice that we don’t give our corals cool names like “AWESOME ULTRA SUPER METALLIC NEON RED AND SCREAMING LIME GREEN ULTRA ULTRA COLORED AUSSIE” unless it is a name in common usage in the hobby that helps to identify the coral. We let our pictures do the talking and you can be the judge of whether our corals are awesome or not.

 

Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting: Moderately bright 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting.
PAR:  100-150 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Moderately strong flow
Food:  Feeding system filter feeder foods 1-2 times a week.
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0


General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Moderate.
Lighting:  Moderately strong to strong.
Water flow: Moderate to moderately strong
Placement: On sand bed or low on rock work.
Aggressiveness: Low. Has no significant stinging capability and does not appear to wage chemical warfare with neighbors.  It is also not invasive.
Water Parameters:  Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Temperature: 76-82
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Nitrates: <5ppm


For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry