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Old 05-07-2010, 10:13 PM   #41
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Heres the pics...
Figured id show off the new zoanthids and the blastomussa while im at it! Great deals or what? Those zoanthids are the biggest ive seen. (size of nickles).

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Old 05-07-2010, 10:15 PM   #42
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Hmm...pictures didnt attach...Here they are...
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:16 PM   #43
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Here are the zoanthids and the blasto.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:42 PM   #44
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Everything looks very nice. I really like the Staghorn Acropora, it looks like a Cali Tort. The other SPS looks like either Seriatopora Guttatus or a type of Sylophora like you mentioned. Nice pick-ups.
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I love the one in the first pic. I'm looking around for Acros now I have my better lights.
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...The other SPS looks like either Seriatopora Guttatus ...
Definitely Seriatopora. Also known as a "birdsnest". Looks a lot like the ORA captive bred Green Birdsnest.
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Definitely Seriatopora. Also known as a "birdsnest". Looks a lot like the ORA captive bred Green Birdsnest.
Yup, the guy mentioned ORA each time I pointed (like a kid in a candy store) at a coral. Not a bad deal, eh? I think Im loaded for now with SPS.

A side question: I am considering going LED. Would the Maxspect 60W LED light be better than the 96W T5 I have now?

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So is this a blue tort or stag? The guy at the LFS called it a tort. Also, its turning green! NOoooo! The body is green now and the tips all purple. Is this to be expected? Its sitting on the bottom of the tank "light acclimating". Should I move it to the top now that its losing color?

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So is this a blue tort or stag? The guy at the LFS called it a tort. Also, its turning green! NOoooo! The body is green now and the tips all purple. Is this to be expected? Its sitting on the bottom of the tank "light acclimating". Should I move it to the top now that its losing color?

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It looks to me like a Cali Tort. The formation is Staghorn type.
Haven't you only had it a couple days? I wouldn't move it up for at least 5-days. If it is losing color, it may not be because of the lights but just because of the new environment and stress. Also, before you move it to the top, move it half way up. If you Google Cali Tort you will see the green body with blue/purple tips is their normal coloration. If you want a truely Blue Tort then you need to get an Oregon Tort
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It looks to me like a Cali Tort. The formation is Staghorn type.
Haven't you only had it a couple days? I wouldn't move it up for at least 5-days. If it is losing color, it may not be because of the lights but just because of the new environment and stress. Also, before you move it to the top, move it half way up. If you Google Cali Tort you will see the green body with blue/purple tips is their normal coloration. If you want a truely Blue Tort then you need to get an Oregon Tort
Yea, I actually just got it yesterday, but was scared to see it seemingly changing color. (Didnt notice the green at the LFS). As long as this is what its supposed to look like, then all is good.

I was worried that this is its way of telling me it wants more light, now.:p
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