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Old 07-16-2008, 03:43 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info, Kurt!
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #12
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Nice pickup Kurt.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:05 AM   #13
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Was posting pictures tonight, so I figured I'd post an update. Here it is, two and a half months later...



Definitely more purple, and definitely growing. Note the new plate/branch that's forming near the top center.
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I noticed that. Good shot.
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Definatly a big difference there. It is looking good. I can hardly wait to upgrade my lights so I can get some more interesting stuff for my tank.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:15 PM   #16
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Wow, that's a very nice coral. Where in the tank do you have it placed? (I'm curious about the lighting requirements)
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Have it about 1/3 the way down in a 46g bowfront, under 196W CF lighting. It's hanging off the side of a rock, like a shelf, getting pretty stong indirect flow. I'll see if I can get a "bigger picture" picture up in the next couple of days.

Oh... I'm also starting to doubt the original species that I called it. Even though I bought it as a "Turbinaria stellulata", after I read about that species in my new Veron books, I'm doubting it. The stellulata species is mostly an encrusting coral, and I'm just not seeing that in this one. The corallites look like a stellulata, but it also looks kinda like some of the other Turbinaria species too. It's definitely Turbinara... but not sure after that.
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Doesn't reading all the different coral names give you a headache. I studyed some and after about 10 min I gave up. I guess if I had the cash to purchase some I would be a little more excited to study them. What is the name of the book you are reading Kurt???
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Actually, the book is pretty interesting - in a coral nerd type of way. It gives hints about care, but not really. It just tells you where the coral is normally found which you then have to translate/guess what that means for care. For the most part, the books are for ID purposes and aren't meant to be aquarium coral care books. That's where I think the Borneman book (Aquarium Corals) is pretty good. The book(s) are "Corals of the World" by J.E.N. Veron. It's a 3-volume set and comes in a tad under 20 lbs! (My birthday present this year!)

MsBeanCtr... here's a wider angle shot of where the coral is in my tank:



And yes... I definitely have bubble algae with a live rock problem.
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To my eyes, it has grown much more purple. It seems quite a bit larger to me as well. I am however, very inexperienced at viewing corals with any knowledge. I just really like the way they look.
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