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Old 08-26-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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So reaching out to you truely experienced reefers of many yrs.. who's got the oldest coral? (little history on it would be nice lol)
And who thinks they got the largest coral of its type?
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:00 AM   #3
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That was quick lol but ya I am really interested to see the true longevity of corals in home aquariums
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:01 AM   #4
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Lol... Man I had too much cAffeine tonight... I've been replying to like 6386 threads right now
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:35 AM   #5
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These are my 3 year old coral one red monticap i bought 1" frag of now spans about 7" and 3 layers and ive fragged numerous times and my pink birdnest with blue polyps also about1" now bigger than my hand with many branches these are in a 55g unfortunately my 55 is overstocked so i set up 150 which ill be moving into real soon
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #7
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These are my 3 year old coral one red monticap i bought 1" frag of now spans about 7" and 3 layers and ive fragged numerous times and my pink birdnest with blue polyps also about1" now bigger than my hand with many branches these are in a 55g unfortunately my 55 is overstocked so i set up 150 which ill be moving into real soon
Nice! Well we got a three year old. Who can do better?
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Wow! those corals are amazing.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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Not that I think these are the oldest or biggest out there, here's a few pics of some corals that I have in my 180.
1- Red Monti, bought as a frag, now is everywhere. Have traded 2 dinner-plate sized ones like the one in the bottom of the pic. 5 years
2- Wall Hammer, was bought pretty large, but has grown over time. 7+ years
3- Torch coral, was bought as a 12 head piece. After losing a few heads here and there, is about an 18 head now. 7+ years
4- Pagoda Cup coral, was bought fairly large and has grown some, but they grow pretty slow. It's a very large 3 dimensional piece, the back side has the cup to it, pictures don't really do it justice. 7+ years
5- Toadstool Leather, given to me by a Pet-co associate as a dying hockey puck 7+ years ago. The one in the back is the original, it has fragged off at least 40 pieces over time.
6- Hydnophora, unfortunately I'm losing this one :-(, but here's a pic after 6 years, before its tissue recession. I am now losing it at an alarming rate, from the bottom up...Bought as a frag...just don't get it... All other corals are doing great, params are good, weekly PWC's...it's killing me!! I loved this coral.
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Red Monti traded for Sunset Monti frag and salt.

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I know it's not a coral, but I had to put a shot of my 7+ year old Sebae!!
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