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DrDNA
06/20/2017, 06:10 PM
Making another attempt at gigs. The small yellow one was a replacement from BlueZoo for a "green" that was grey brown. It went straight from the shipping bag to cipro in a QT for one week. It's been in the display for a week now with no deflation. It didn't deflate at all in QT and was attached to the inside of the shipping bag.

The second is a large purple I stumbled across at an LFS last week. They made me a great deal and it's been in QT for about 5 days now. First four days were with cipro only. It didn't look 100% so I've done one day with a combo of cipro and sulfa/trimethoprin. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170621/a1d9896f8ccd2dd280098c4a5aaf3775.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170621/6fb461ac7f68ab4514409691971bd9f4.jpg

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DrDNA
06/20/2017, 06:13 PM
Here are a couple mertens i have in the same systemhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170621/3d2adfe1a556ecc69ac225e66b22957c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170621/10d8473c333be0b10913fd6973e40daa.jpg

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Ghlreefer
06/20/2017, 07:52 PM
Nice! The yellow should be a nice green when he colors up.

Can you get some column pics of those mert's?!

DrDNA
06/20/2017, 07:58 PM
Nice! The yellow should be a nice green when he colors up.

Can you get some column pics of those mert's?!
Can't get a column pic of the red, but here is the green. I'm pretty sure it is a mertens, but it acts a little differently sometime . It tends to not lay flat but it's oral disk stretches upwards

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DrDNA
06/20/2017, 08:01 PM
Im actually starting to wonder if it might be a gig with short stubby tentacles. The previous owner had for a year or so and bought it as a "green carpet"

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WatDatThing
06/20/2017, 08:21 PM
Very nice. Good luck with the purple one.

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DrDNA
06/20/2017, 09:40 PM
Very nice. Good luck with the purple one.

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Thanks!

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DrDNA
06/20/2017, 09:41 PM
So... not to derail my own thread but does anyone think this might be helianthus?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170621/db4fcf71d36a56aea7ced0f6298ec124.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170621/457598fe6fc1a491242177dbdcf06fa2.jpg

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Ghlreefer
06/20/2017, 10:17 PM
I didn't want to say it, but almost looks that way. Can you get a better pic with whites on?

D-Nak
06/20/2017, 10:17 PM
Definitely looks like helianthus to me.

Ghlreefer
06/20/2017, 10:30 PM
Should look like this:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/JaredJHarms/General%20Reefing/5C611A5A-4FAA-4C2A-B660-7A1DCA0AF7A4_zpse8sfy0jj.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/JaredJHarms/media/General%20Reefing/5C611A5A-4FAA-4C2A-B660-7A1DCA0AF7A4_zpse8sfy0jj.jpg.html)

DrDNA
06/20/2017, 10:46 PM
Definitely looks like helianthus to me.

Thanks! I was starting to question my original ID... I got it for very cheap from a local reefer. I've never seen one in person before. Anyway, I'm fine with that. It does have kind of a cool yellow-green to it under blue LEDs

Ghlreefer
06/21/2017, 07:24 AM
You can get them at Petco by the hundreds. I bought 4 of them one time because I thought they were gigs. Lol

If I had a dollar for every reefer that thought they had a gig when it was a S. Helianthus, I'd be a rich man. :-)

I got rid of mine. I don't like them.

DrDNA
06/21/2017, 08:39 AM
You can get them at Petco by the hundreds. I bought 4 of them one time because I thought they were gigs. Lol

If I had a dollar for every reefer that thought they had a gig when it was a S. Helianthus, I'd be a rich man. :-)

I got rid of mine. I don't like them.
That's funny in a way... anyway sure glad I didn't pay a "gig" price for it...

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pfan151
06/21/2017, 10:22 AM
Looks like the one from blue zoo will end up being nice once it colors back up. Good luck.

Swayze27
06/21/2017, 12:26 PM
I bought a helianthus by mistake but once I realized what it was the LFS accepted it back. I was thinking that's what you had as well.

DrDNA
06/21/2017, 12:28 PM
Looks like the one from blue zoo will end up being nice once it colors back up. Good luck.
Thanks!

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DrDNA
06/21/2017, 06:49 PM
The purple looks good today. I sucked out some large globs of dead zoox. The green has been open most of the day but draws into the rocks by late afternoon. Should I back off on the LED intensity? It's under a kessil a360we at 100% with the dial turned all the way to white, plus a 165w led s-box with both channels at 100%.

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pfan151
06/21/2017, 07:03 PM
My tiny green is doing something similar. It never deflates but it balls itself up once in a while. Not sure why. I tried turning down the lighting but it didnt seem to change the behavior. It has been eating fine and has been doing it less frequently as time has passed. Mine has been in the display for a week or so.

DrDNA
06/21/2017, 08:24 PM
My tiny green is doing something similar. It never deflates but it balls itself up once in a while. Not sure why. I tried turning down the lighting but it didnt seem to change the behavior. It has been eating fine and has been doing it less frequently as time has passed. Mine has been in the display for a week or so.
Ok thanks. Mine has been in the DT about 5 days

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Subculture14
06/21/2017, 09:22 PM
Beautiful.

I'm having trouble identifying mine. LFS said merten but I'm not so sure. Friend that owns another LFS said Haddoni.http://s13.photobucket.com/user/SubliminalPhotography/media/WIN_20170621_20_18_04_Pro.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Subculture14
06/21/2017, 09:25 PM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/SubliminalPhotography/WIN_20170621_20_18_04_Pro.jpg (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/SubliminalPhotography/media/WIN_20170621_20_18_04_Pro.jpg.html)

DrDNA
06/23/2017, 05:59 PM
Here is the purple today. Just snapped a quick pick during the 50% WC. It's still expelling a small amount of brown material. When is a good time to move a gig to the DT? Been in QT for one week with cipro and sulfa/trimeth.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170623/e4da044a544a8108c493509bd3470d11.jpg

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D-Nak
06/23/2017, 06:06 PM
I usually keep them in QT for one week without any meds to see how it does. If it doesn't deflate or expel dead zoox, it goes into the DT.

DrDNA
06/23/2017, 06:11 PM
I usually keep them in QT for one week without any meds to see how it does. If it doesn't deflate or expel dead zoox, it goes into the DT.
Thanks. Think I should stop meds over the weekend and give one more week in QT or until it stops expelling waste?

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pfan151
06/23/2017, 08:02 PM
I think your set with that purple. Looks perfect. How is the green looking?

DrDNA
06/23/2017, 08:06 PM
I think your set with that purple. Looks perfect. How is the green looking?
The green seems to be happier with a lot of blue LED and a low amount of white LED, like 10%. At higher levels of white it tends to just pull into the rocks. I'm guessing with time and slowly ramping up the whites, it will acclimate and darken up more. I've given it a couple mysis every 3-4 dayshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170624/fe9a7a5ccdf8fa4e0fefd975e6faa97f.jpg

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pfan151
06/23/2017, 08:17 PM
The green seems to be happier with a lot of blue LED and a low amount of white LED, like 10%. At higher levels of white it tends to just pull into the rocks. I'm guessing with time and slowly ramping up the whites, it will acclimate and darken up more. I've given it a couple mysis every 3-4 dayshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170624/fe9a7a5ccdf8fa4e0fefd975e6faa97f.jpg

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Mine seems to Ball up mostly at night. So I guess the opposite of yours. I'm trying to not worry about it. It's still eating fine. Just strange. Balls up tight like a Magnifica.

DrDNA
07/03/2017, 05:17 PM
Quick update. The big purple one is in the 540 and seems to be doing well. Hasn't moved and no deflating. The small yellow one was not happy in the DT, so it's back in QT with cipro, sulfa/trimeth, and 6500k spotlights. Seems to be a lot happier in the QT. It still does the funny "balling up" at night almost like a magnifica does

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pfan151
07/03/2017, 05:49 PM
That purple look perfect. Green still looks pretty good too. Hope it makes it for you.

DrDNA
07/03/2017, 06:03 PM
That purple look perfect. Green still looks pretty good too. Hope it makes it for you.
Thanks! Fingers crossed. The little green is still very sticky so that is encouraging

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pfan151
07/04/2017, 08:00 AM
Thanks! Fingers crossed. The little green is still very sticky so that is encouraging

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Looks like the green regained some color since the first pic too. I bet it will do fine.

DrDNA
07/05/2017, 03:48 PM
Looking extra happy after adding a 100w 6500k led floodlight over the tank. It was only like $60 from Amazon and it's outdoor ratedhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170705/f4525ce31740147ab181090d5eb22a05.jpg

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Led reef
07/06/2017, 08:11 AM
Looking extra happy after adding a 100w 6500k led floodlight over the tank. It was only like $60 from Amazon and it's outdoor ratedhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170705/f4525ce31740147ab181090d5eb22a05.jpg

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pfan151
07/06/2017, 08:20 AM
Nice. Looks like it's starting to regain some zooxanthellae.

ZorroV
07/10/2017, 04:33 PM
Quick update. The big purple one is in the 540 and seems to be doing well. Hasn't moved and no deflating. The small yellow one was not happy in the DT, so it's back in QT with cipro, sulfa/trimeth, and 6500k spotlights. Seems to be a lot happier in the QT. It still does the funny "balling up" at night almost like a magnifica does

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They both look good! That purple is a monster.

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DrDNA
07/10/2017, 06:19 PM
Thanks! Both still doing well. The purple went for a walk and the green is back in the DThttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170711/360fd7edd6cea08c4a6ef78f7f168f15.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170711/42e243ccfaf197dc1504258860a56d29.jpg

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DrDNA
07/10/2017, 08:20 PM
The small green one still balls up every night when the lights start to go offhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170711/f525137b494b55358016492f50e6e734.jpg

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DrDNA
08/11/2017, 02:08 PM
Update. The purple is still doing okay. I had to remove it and treat it again after a pair of onyx percs started hosting it. They've since been caught and moved to the 300 where they are hosting bubble tips (farm raised clownfish are so dumb). I don't have the small green anymore though. It started the inflate deflate cycle and I couldn't save it a third time.

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Lance M.
08/11/2017, 04:00 PM
What are those nems on the right and left?

DrDNA
08/11/2017, 04:07 PM
What are those nems on the right and left?
The reddish one to the right is a small mertensii. The one on the left is a (bleached) S. helianthus that I rehomed from someone

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Lance M.
08/11/2017, 04:25 PM
The reddish one to the right is a small mertensii. The one on the left is a (bleached) S. helianthus that I rehomed from someone

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Cool. Do you have a tank build? I like the live rock you have and how the gig is laying in it.

DrDNA
08/11/2017, 04:31 PM
Cool. Do you have a tank build? I like the live rock you have and how the gig is laying in it.
Thanks! Yes I do have a build thread for the 540g. It's either in the large tanks forum or Marine Aquarists of Sacramento club forum. I haven't updated it in quite a while though. Basically I have a 300 and 540 plumbed together into a common 165g sump

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DrDNA
08/11/2017, 04:32 PM
Cool. Do you have a tank build? I like the live rock you have and how the gig is laying in it.
Btw the live rock is just dry Marco rock that has become covered with various algae and coraline algae

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DrDNA
08/11/2017, 04:41 PM
They also share the tank with a blue haddonihttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170811/ea5110eff66f5379e3bb42da7e062a59.jpg

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Lance M.
08/11/2017, 05:44 PM
Thanks! Yes I do have a build thread for the 540g. It's either in the large tanks forum or Marine Aquarists of Sacramento club forum. I haven't updated it in quite a while though. Basically I have a 300 and 540 plumbed together into a common 165g sump

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Found it. Massive tank. 8'x3'x3'! And i just want a 5-6'x30"x24" or something. What are the dimensions of your 300 peninsula?

I don't think I could go with tanks that deep. No way for me to reach in without going swimming in it.

Beautiful haddoni. It just hangs out there on the rocks?

DrDNA
08/11/2017, 06:08 PM
Found it. Massive tank. 8'x3'x3'! And i just want a 5-6'x30"x24" or something. What are the dimensions of your 300 peninsula?

I don't think I could go with tanks that deep. No way for me to reach in without going swimming in it.

Beautiful haddoni. It just hangs out there on the rocks?
Thanks! The 300 is 96x30x24. The "new" tank was actually rescued out of a home that was repo'd. I spent a few months refinishing it. For like $500 bucks and some elbow grease I couldn't pass it up. Dealing with a 36" deep tank is challenging but I'm figuring it out!

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OrionN
08/12/2017, 06:10 AM
I am sorry about the small green one, but the purple one looks good.
feeding him and you will have a monster Gigantea in no time. My largest on is reaching 24+ inches with minimal feeding. I can see visible squirt of grow when I feed mine.

DrDNA
08/12/2017, 08:25 AM
I am sorry about the small green one, but the purple one looks good.
feeding him and you will have a monster Gigantea in no time. My largest on is reaching 24+ inches with minimal feeding. I can see visible squirt of grow when I feed mine.
Thanks Minh! I didn't realize just how much mucus gigs produce until I had this big one in QT. I see why they need a lot of flow so that they don't smother in their own slime.

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WatDatThing
08/12/2017, 10:33 AM
Very nice. I envy you. Funny how it look like it melts into the rock work.

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DrDNA
08/12/2017, 10:51 AM
Very nice. I envy you. Funny how it look like it melts into the rock work.

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Thanks! These things are so particular.

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DrDNA
08/13/2017, 04:58 PM
Shot a quick video of the gig today, showing the water flow around it. Sorry about the algae - had to crawl behind the tank and it shoot from the back to get the best angle!

I have one jebao pp20 at each of the tank, both set at "random". The flow from each kind of "collides" in the middle of the tank, creating quite a bit of random and turbulent flow.

https://youtu.be/3Rghpm5sEYE

DrDNA
08/16/2017, 06:21 PM
Big purple is looking pretty happy. I fed some mysis a few days ago and it didn't open as much for a couple days after, but looks particularly fluffy todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170817/422f621b8fee7ee2cc60416c6e6ab883.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170817/fe819bd6e516a2bb4c7a42bc83c180ae.jpg

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Lance M.
08/16/2017, 06:24 PM
Still looking great.