Originally Posted by oceana
this is an untrue statment. lighting means nothing to this coral. it will not harm it nor will it gain from it. the rest of the statement is correct.
it is not a coral for beginer or a lazy reef keeper. they demand direct feeding and care. you can view my thread feeding and care on sun corals with a quick search
Very true! Alot of people on here consider me(or at least my alter-ego) somewhat of a sun expert but i learned everything i know from reading oceana's threads. Low light, i believe to be a myth from my experience as well as needing medium flow. Mine is in direct light with very little flow and is doing great. As long as you have pretty good water quality and feed AT LEAST every other day(really every day), they will flourish.
In the past month, there have been alot of posts of REALLY nice suns. I think people have started avoiding them because of the myth that they cant be kept which is a shame since most will say they are 1 of the most beautiful corals out there. They are fairly easy to keep but just take some effort. Would be nice to see them make a comeback in reefer's minds and not fall into the same category as goniopora, chili and elegant corals.
p.s.- I'll post some new pics i took last night in a few hours.