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Old 05-16-2010, 10:18 PM   #31
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And here's the full tank shot



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Old 05-17-2010, 03:39 AM   #32
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You'll probably need to feed the Sun Coral cause it's not photosynthetic. Looks awesome. Nice Acan.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:59 AM   #33
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Yep, I talked to the owner about getting a few corals that need to be fed, and from what I've learned you can feed them once or twice a week and they'll be ok....
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:27 AM   #34
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Yep. Do you know how? BTW I want that green Acro. Sooooo much.
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I was told that you can feed them the same brine shrimp that you feed the fish, just squirt it at it with a feeder syringe. But I'm sure there's better food. He said it was open in the morning but closed back up again. I'm thinking either it needs to go in deeper shade or just get acclimated to the light. I've read you're supposed to feed them in the evening, so I don't know how that will work out seeing as no one is there after 4 or 5, but the 10KKs shut off around 3 and the Actinics around 3:30, so maybe it will open up and that can be "evening".

I went in today to check on everything and take a water sample, and everything was opened up and totally cool looking. I'm going in again tomorrow over the noon hour with my camera and will post better pics.

The Acro near the bubble gum and war coral got huge. I'm going to have to reposition several of them to make space and probably will frag the Xenias and sell a bunch. Any takers? That colony on the right side of the tank was about 3-5 heads I put in on 2/1 and about 3-5 more on 3/11. Now 2+ months later it's easily doubled if not tripled in heads and doubled in size.

And yeah, that candy cane is super cool. I'll take a pic under actinics only it's wicked.
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Yeah that's a good way but you can also feed them by chopping a 2L (or big soft drink bottle fo you guys, dunno what the measurements would be) in half and then squirting it and placing the half-bottle over to stop fish getting at it.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:28 PM   #37
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Long overdue update!! 1 of 4

Well, it's been a busy summer and I haven't had much time to update this thread, though I do have plenty of pics or all the new growth!

Following are sets of pics from 6/15 and 7/30 showing growth over that period...

Star Polyp 6/15


Zoa 6/15



Star (moved to lower) & Zoa 7/30



Waving Hand Anthelia 6/15



...7/30 (after fragging twice)


Red Sea Pulsing Xenia Colony

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Öand Iíve fragged at least 8 off and sold.
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Long overdue update!! 2 of 4

Green ORA Birdsnest

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7/30 (with leather) getting crowded by Xenia



Frogspawn & Hammer

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7/30 (moved, kept falling)



War Coral, Acan

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7/30, along with Zoa #2 which is not doing so well

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Long overdue update!! 3 of 4

Zoa #3m, also not doing so well

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Kryptonite Candy Cane & Leathers, doing nicely

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Rose Millepora, holding itís own

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Long overdue update!! 4 of 4

Tri-color Valida looked like it was dying, then the death stopped, but someone bumped it and snapped it off the frag plug and I canít find it.

6/15



RIP

Goniopora

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7/30



Mushrooms & Fuzzys 7/30



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The Bubble Gum coral bit the dust. I donít have good pics of the Anomone, it just chills out on the backside of the LR, seems to be doing fine.

I didnít get pics of the Red Caps, but they finally took hold and are growing a little.

The biggest news is that I made a decision to forego the miracle mud refugium in favor of building a turf-algae filter, and doing away with the skimmer and filter socks completely. This should solve the phosphate problem (not really a problem, but there) and give the corals a nice boost, along with eliminating one pump which will help with the tank heat (which gets up to 82 some days, even with ice bottles). Plus I wonít have to clean filter socks anymore. Yay!!
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