This chalice coral is a Mycedium elephantotus species with a bright purple blue body, green corallites a deep purple eye with orange centers. We have been growing this in our farm since 2020 and have found it does really well and is fairly easy coral to grow. In many our our custom aquarium builds we have found this coral to handle some nutrient levels and small element changes making it a more hardier coral.
Lighting: medium- medium high lighting80-150 PAR.
Flow: low to medium high flow
Care Level: intermediate
Original Location Range: Indonesia, Coral Triangle, South Pacific
Grown in our California coral farm where we provide zero impact corals
Water chemistry: Calcium 400-450, Magnesium 1290-1350, KH 7-9.5, pH 8.1-8.4, Nitrates .01-10, Phosphates .01-.1, salinity 1.026
Temperature Range: 74- 81 Fahrenheit
Attachment: Use disposable gloves, a small flathead sculpting tool, coral glue and coral clippers. In many of our custom aquarium builds we like to use coral glue. It is recommended to try and break off as much of the disk safe enough not to damage the skeletal branch or underside of the coral. We do this by using coral bone cutters. Add a good amount of coral glue to the underside of the coral branch. Prime the reef area you wish to place the coral by smearing the glue onto the rock. Press the coral disk onto the desired location. It does help to slightly twist, tilt back and forth the coral to help cure the glue. Press it down firmly and use your favorite sculpting tool to clean up and smooth out the excess glue. Be sure the coral is fully secure, the coral should never fall off the reef. Most frags will grow quite large so be a little generous with the glue to withstand the weight of the future coral colony growth. We find it helps using only the extra thick reef glue gel. Be sure to rub a little reef glue onto the reef section and there is enough reef glue on the coral plug to set it securely.
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