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Old 01-28-2012, 03:13 AM   #801
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Almost forgot! When I came home tonight... About 30 minutes ago, I looked in the tank, just moon lights and it looked like a huge sandstorm. I looked to see if the clowns were spraying sand and they were passed out sleeping. I looked closer as my tank literally looked like a huge snow globe. I had so many pods floating, swimming, crawling, and walking on the glass it looked like a blizzard. It was only two minutes and the lights turned off.

I've heard that pod populations bloom and fall in cycles, but man, that's crazy pods!
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #802
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Almost forgot! When I came home tonight... About 30 minutes ago, I looked in the tank, just moon lights and it looked like a huge sandstorm. I looked to see if the clowns were spraying sand and they were passed out sleeping. I looked closer as my tank literally looked like a huge snow globe. I had so many pods floating, swimming, crawling, and walking on the glass it looked like a blizzard. It was only two minutes and the lights turned off.

I've heard that pod populations bloom and fall in cycles, but man, that's crazy pods!
Wow, I hope I can get that many for my tanks! My future Mandarin(s) would be vey happy!
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #803
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You'll notice that you get pod explosions every once in a while. Every few weeks the front glass of my 125g is literally covered in them. then after a few days the population goes back down to normal.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #804
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I heard about the "pod explosions" before, but had just never seen one in my tank. I guess I didn't realize how many there would be.

I'm the only person I know with a saltwater tank, so I never have anything to compare stuff to in person.

I'm thinking about looking for a local reef club here soon.
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How does your pagoda cup look when it starts to grow new... Branches/heads? I've noticed several new small bumps on mine and I'm wondering if it is a good or bad sign.
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I think you are thinking about a pavona coral, the pagoda that I have doesn't have branches it looks like a green cereal bowl full of 1/4" polyps.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #808
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I think you are thinking about a pavona coral, the pagoda that I have doesn't have branches it looks like a green cereal bowl full of 1/4" polyps.
Hmm, it was identified on here as a pagoda. Let me know what you think.
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I believe it is. The branches are what I call polyps.

I purchased mine at about 6" in diameter so I haven't noticed new polyps, just bigger I guess.
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You had some acros and montis that did pretty good even with your trates around 10ppm right. I got a Monti and Acro frag last weekend. My trates are about ten right now. They seem alright for now. I'm trying pretty hard to lower them with pwcs but its slow going.
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