I've got a frag in my tank that has a pulsing xania and zoa on it. It's my first piece of coral and I got it about a month ago.
The pulsing Xenia is doing well, I can see new "hands" growing and I love how it looks. The Zoa's are also doing well, their overall diameter has increased and I think I've got some new heads that have appeared since I introduced it to my tank.
My question is, do corals reach for light like plants in the garden do? I'm not really a gardener but I do know plants will become leggy if they don't get enough light.
When I look at my Zoa's, I feel like they would prefer more light because of how some of the heads seem to be reaching out...
They are currently in the middle of the tank. I know you going to ask about the light I have but I've got no idea how to answer any of those questions.
I got it second hand (no manual) and seems to keep my anemone happy. It can be programmed and I'm currently ramping it to around 80% and then bringing it back down again daily.
All water parameters are normal for a mixed reef except nitrates which are at 20....
Attached are a couple of pics. The lights are on blue mode so please excuse the quality of the pics.