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LoudProudNPunk
12/31/2008, 06:47 PM
These are a green zoanthid from Australia. Their inner color is the same as NG's in my tank, and the polyp shape, size, and rim is the same as a Tubb blue zoa, so they are very cool. They dont grow very fast, this is a old picture, and since then i have lost all the bad algae along with many of these polyps from a tank crash.

Just looking for other peoples pic's and any other info on one of my oldest [but not biggest] colonies.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/skullstompthrash/GreenAussieZoanthidscopy.jpg

ICUP
12/31/2008, 07:23 PM
I had :( a few colonies for few years - they do not grow too quick ...but one day - GONE all of them - i couldn't belive. Now I have only few polyps that survived that "THING" so no pics

dtpollard
12/31/2008, 09:58 PM
Here is a picture of a small frag of them. They seem to grow pretty well for me.
http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr248/dtpollard/zoa%20frags/ke5.jpg

sassafrass
12/31/2008, 10:43 PM
I have some that are similar
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/sassafrass8/Picture045.jpg

dan10342
12/31/2008, 11:48 PM
the greens in the pic look very much like some I used to have. They were id as " mr green beam". Not to bring names in but just thought it would help. They are really green and very bright. Wish mine didn't melt during my 55gallon tank crash.

LoudProudNPunk
01/01/2009, 01:45 AM
The ones posted are similar, and all very cool. wish i had that 2nd ones, i had a couple of the 3rd but they melted.

Does anyone have pics of the same as mine before they melted on you guys? or anyone who has managed to keep them?

yimyim
01/01/2009, 01:46 PM
I'm not sure one of mine

1st is
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1226/4252212/21175017/347191835.jpg


2nd is
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1226/4252212/20459732/332892361.jpg

3rd is
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1226/4252212/20459732/332892349.jpg


4th is
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1226/4252212/20459732/332892324.jpg

and the 5th I think this pic is almost like your pic. but this one is larger polyp than others ( 10 mm VS 7 mm )
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1226/4252212/21094953/345601985.jpg


the lastest pic of mine it's spread very quickly and melt quickly also , I have left some of them. it's under Algae Shading ..

It love about 7000 K light , with high range of current adaptation itself , so it's spread very quick under my sunlight tank.

holdyourlight
01/01/2009, 02:00 PM
look like "mean greens" to me!

LoudProudNPunk
01/01/2009, 05:21 PM
1st one looks like it the most, very cool.

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01/01/2009, 11:25 PM
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giambi4343
01/01/2009, 11:28 PM
i have them. they take SO LONG TO GROW! got them off
vividaquariums. sorry for quality.

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LoudProudNPunk
01/02/2009, 02:13 AM
Thanks everyone for all the great pictures of some really cool zoanthid colonies/frags. I dont want this next post to seem stuck up or rude, but i want to clarify a little more about the polyp, since i dont know if i have seen it in any other tanks.

They have the exact same color as a nuc green in my tank under 400 watt 14k MH.http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/skullstompthrash/P1010378.jpg

Some beautiful polyps that are simliar but not quite the same are these polyps kindly posted by yimyim http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1226/4252212/21175017/347191835.jpg

I also have the polyps pictured above in my tank, and they seem to be a darker green, with very small stripes on the middle of polyps if looked at closer. Now i know that polyps morph tank to tank, but im fairly confident these are not the same since i have some in my tank and they are a more dark green, like a xmas tree color...haha.


The last zoanthids posted are very cool as well, but i also have a larger colony of those which are not quite the same, as it is more of a ring of green not a full green zoanthid.

Mine came in from Australia about 2 or 3 years ago if that helps. Im just curious because it has always been one of my favorite zoanthids. And just recently while looking at my tank i thought to myself, wow, i have not seen those in person before in another reefers tank.

LoudProudNPunk
01/05/2009, 03:42 PM
First and last bump, since this is kinda puzzling me that i cant find another reefer with a shot of the same morph. Closest i can find on net is this

http://www.zoaid.com/index.php?module=Gallery2&g2_itemId=172

But it has more of a eye, as you can see in my latest and clearest picture mine dont have much of one at all, just like a tubb blue.

....

i know im being too picky its just weird i cant find another person with a picture of the same morph.

seapug
01/05/2009, 04:26 PM
those look a lot like some green ones I have in my tank (sorry for the blurry pic):
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee318/picklethepug/greens.jpg

dan10342
01/05/2009, 05:09 PM
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd250/jjjo10342/100_2632.jpg

had these all melt on me

LoudProudNPunk
01/05/2009, 06:42 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14085876#post14085876 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dan10342
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd250/jjjo10342/100_2632.jpg

had these all melt on me

YES!, those are them. Thanks for posting the picture. I have a couple of questions.

1. Where and when did you get them?
2. How much did you pay?
3. Did you get any growth?
4. What type of lights did you have?
5. How long did you have them until they melted?

thanks

LoudProudNPunk
01/05/2009, 06:43 PM
Also, did yours ever morph so that they had almost not eye and were total green? Cause looking at old pictures it looks like mine did.

thebest3
01/05/2009, 06:49 PM
not mine but i found these..they look pretty similar..http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1482600&perpage=25&pagenumber=2
post by khawyc

phurst
01/05/2009, 11:03 PM
I've got 2 that are similar. Sorry my camera sucks....

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/55/HPIM5034.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/55/HPIM5037.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/55/HPIM5066.jpg

Prototype
01/06/2009, 12:28 AM
here are my pics of the above zoas:
i think the first pic looks like yours..

sorry for the cell phone pic quality..
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/prototype115/fish/fishn95/010520091432.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/prototype115/fish/fishn95/010520091433.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/prototype115/fish/fishn95/121320081396.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/prototype115/fish/fishn95/111720081347.jpg

liferuiner055
01/06/2009, 03:03 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14085576#post14085576 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by seapug
those look a lot like some green ones I have in my tank (sorry for the blurry pic):
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee318/picklethepug/greens.jpg

wow, thats a big colony. Very close, but not quite the same morph. Thanks for the picture.

liferuiner055
01/06/2009, 03:05 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14089042#post14089042 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by prototype
here are my pics of the above zoas:
i think the first pic looks like yours..

sorry for the cell phone pic quality..
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/prototype115/fish/fishn95/010520091432.jpg ]

Your right the first pic does look similar. I have come to the conclusion that many of the polyps posted are the same, just for some reason the conditions in my tank have made mine a more solid green with less nongreen around the mouth.

The pictures i have posted kinda hint at that, since the first pic is older, and it has more grey in the middle, and the later pic is from a more recent date where they are a solid vibrant green color.

liferuiner055
01/06/2009, 03:07 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14088545#post14088545 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by phurst
I've got 2 that are similar. Sorry my camera sucks....

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/55/HPIM5034.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/55/HPIM5066.jpg

Whoa is that first one have red skirts, very cool. Yeah these are similar too, i think the last one is green crossettes, which i have and find to grow very fast. My polyps grow very slow.

LoudProudNPunk
01/06/2009, 03:20 AM
OOPS, sorry guys, the last two post by liferuiner were by me. Its my girlfriends account and was signed in on my comp and i didnt know.

phurst
01/06/2009, 07:51 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14089476#post14089476 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by liferuiner055
Whoa is that first one have red skirts, very cool. Yeah these are similar too, i think the last one is green crossettes, which i have and find to grow very fast. My polyps grow very slow.

No, they're brown, but the WB on my camera is really terrible.

dan10342
01/06/2009, 08:29 AM
LoudProudNPunk,

i got them from a friend of mine who was no longer into zoas.

they literally spread down the whole rock (the side not visible in the pic... but there were about 200 polyps at its high point). the were doing great till i went to college. during the fall, aiptasia got the better of them. my 55 also crashed, so that finished off the straggler surviving polyps.

if i was home, i guarantee they would still be alive. my parents are taking way better care of my new nano.

i had them under hqis. they seemed to like it a lot. im sure they would be fine under t5 though.

and no mine didnt morph. lucky i gave a frag to my LFS. in march i think im going to try and get some of these back.

hope that helped.

oh, and great pics people! keep em coming!

dan10342
01/06/2009, 08:34 AM
oh and here is a flashed shot. you can see a few of them on the right.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd250/jjjo10342/100_2572.jpg

LoudProudNPunk
01/07/2009, 02:11 AM
Are those what you called Mr. Green Beams? i couldnt find it on zoaid.com

...
i took a shot in my tank that sums up alot of what ive been talking about. It shows the similarities to Tubs and Nukes and the difference between mean greens.http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/skullstompthrash/allzoas.jpg also, they are brighter than these polyps [not the red skirted ones]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/skullstompthrash/candyappleredmorph.jpg
does that seem like the ones you used to have? By the way those yellow versions you have are amazing. great colony.

dan10342
01/07/2009, 02:33 AM
ygpm

dan10342
01/07/2009, 02:34 AM
my colony looked like the zoas in the top pic right above the nuc greens. they did not have red skirts

khawyc
01/07/2009, 10:13 AM
how about this zoas????
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q292/khawyc/IMG_0173.jpg
it melt totaly before, but after a month growth back. it growth very slow. already 1 years, it still cannot cover up the frag plug.

dan10342
01/07/2009, 10:39 AM
yup those are mr green beams. !!! looks very nice. and yea they do grow slow. i gave my LFS a 4 polyp frag a while ago, and 6 months later... its only like 7 polyps. they are mad nice though. greenest zoas out there minus NGs

Jeremy Blaze
01/07/2009, 11:32 AM
These?

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b370/clownj1988/Picture026.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b370/clownj1988/Picture027.jpg

khawyc
01/07/2009, 01:46 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14099118#post14099118 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dan10342
yup those are mr green beams. !!! looks very nice. and yea they do grow slow. i gave my LFS a 4 polyp frag a while ago, and 6 months later... its only like 7 polyps. they are mad nice though. greenest zoas out there minus NGs

those are my favorite zoas.
if it under 10K light it will grow fast. last time i got it with 3poly,less than 6mths it grow more than 10poly.

LoudProudNPunk
01/07/2009, 10:08 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14100468#post14100468 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by khawyc
those are my favorite zoas.
if it under 10K light it will grow fast. last time i got it with 3poly,less than 6mths it grow more than 10poly.

I would consider that pretty slow compared to other zoas. But quite fast for these guys.