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melev
02/24/2006, 10:08 PM
For this week, let's see pictures of those soft corals in your tank.

Here's one I grew from a tiny blob that I brought home from a MACNA coral propagation workshop:

http://melevsreef.com/pics/06/01/toadstool_012906.jpg

That is my happy Toadstool Leather.

Picture taken with a Fuji S602Z, in macro mode, Aperature Priority.

jwedehase
02/25/2006, 12:27 AM
I once had King Kong emerge out of my sandbed!

http://www.cvreefers.org/d/18466-1/gorilla_faced_rics.jpg

jwedehase
02/25/2006, 12:30 AM
How 'bout a fuzzy shroom, and a Xenia that decided to let me know what it thought of me taking its picture?

http://www.cvreefers.org/d/20477-1/fuzzyshroom_macro.jpg

http://www.cvreefers.org/d/20475-1/xenia_bird.jpg

Chaotic Reefer4u
02/25/2006, 09:28 AM
nice piks...

melev
02/25/2006, 12:22 PM
Was this a bad topic? Do none of you keep soft corals in your tanks? Come on... Remember to take those http://melevsreef.com/g/fotog.gif and post them here.

Thorium
02/25/2006, 04:36 PM
Ill try. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/Thorium79/Umb1.jpg

cwegescheide
02/25/2006, 04:55 PM
My Palau Sinularia.. This was under 20K SE 250W Halides. One of my favorite sofites:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c16/cwegescheide/P1010081.jpg
Forgive me for the ugly frag in front of it!!!

cwegescheide
02/25/2006, 05:02 PM
Here's my neon green polyped sarcophyton (toadstool)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c16/cwegescheide/P1010074.jpg

Daddeo
02/25/2006, 05:04 PM
Here's a before and after shot of my capnella:
Before:
http://www.3onthebay.com/120aqua/coralid.jpg

After:
http://www.3onthebay.com/120aqua/cappynow.jpg

mr.bear
02/25/2006, 06:47 PM
sweet!

melev
02/25/2006, 07:37 PM
A close up of a frag of Devil's Hand (another leather coral)

http://melevsreef.com/pics/06/02/devils_hand_frag.jpg

jwedehase
02/25/2006, 10:39 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6826593#post6826593 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Daddeo
Here's a before and after shot of my capnella:

Before and After what?!

Daddeo
02/25/2006, 10:59 PM
The "before" shot was what it looked like from the LFS and the "after" is what it looked like after a couple months in my tank :D.

matona
02/25/2006, 11:04 PM
Here's mine.

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5481/coltcoralresized7ki.jpg

Anyone know of a free site to upload larger pics? --here's after... that looks a little better, thanks for the suggestion.

Daddeo
02/25/2006, 11:05 PM
Try www.imageshack.us

louist
02/26/2006, 01:56 AM
http://www.zengalleria.com/images/aquarium/CRW_4544.jpg

Pacman100
02/26/2006, 02:01 AM
I like the leathers Marc. I've got a toadstool that looks very similar, so I just took a moonlight pic of it for a different perspective. I just took a couple frags off it last week, but I don't think it really even noticed the loss.

http://www.drherald.com/images/Nighttoad.jpg

Pacman100
02/26/2006, 02:24 AM
One of the little babies!http://www.drherald.com/images/Nighttoadbaby.jpg

zapata41
02/26/2006, 10:32 AM
do these counts as softies, photo taken with S2 IS 1/20 3.2 ISO 50


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/zapata41/2-25-06fishcorals022a.jpg

hope so as everything else is sps.

Tim

phlipper84
02/26/2006, 11:14 AM
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/93829blasto2.jpg

jwedehase
02/26/2006, 03:49 PM
http://www.cvreefers.org/d/13275-1/green_mushrooms.jpg

bradleyj
02/26/2006, 05:32 PM
I used to have this leather untill I got hooked on sps. My lawnmower blenny still won't speak to me.:)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/tileman/100_1642Medium.jpg

If mushrooms count, I have tons of photos of my favorite corals..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/tileman/100_2624Large.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/tileman/Ricordias/100_6808Large.jpg

Daddeo
02/26/2006, 07:30 PM
Here's the only Zoanthids I have in my tank :D:
http://www.3onthebay.com/120aqua/ourzoos.jpg

Camera: Kodak DX6490 / Settings: f2.8 / shutter~1/20 / exposure compensation~0.0 / white balance~auto

twon8
02/26/2006, 09:38 PM
here is some xenia
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/twon8/Corals/xenia.jpg
a large toadstool and lyretail anthias
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/twon8/Corals/anthimushroom.jpg

Jamie2337
02/27/2006, 11:01 AM
Here is my contribution!

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/105936mini-Tank_Feb_06_048.jpg

Jamie2337
02/27/2006, 11:03 AM
Although the more I think about it, the more I am thinking frogspawn isnt a softie....is it?

:confused:

cmhollis
02/27/2006, 03:15 PM
Here is my meager contribution, a hairy mushroom I think:

http://i.pbase.com/g3/84/503584/2/56612843.HairyMush.jpg

Taken w/20D and kit lens.

Nice shots everyone,

Mike

tibbs2
02/27/2006, 03:32 PM
Taken /w Nikon d50.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/tibbs2/DSC_0122.jpg

patsan
02/27/2006, 05:10 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/patsan/Corals/chilicoral11-12-05.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/patsan/Corals/leather.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/patsan/Corals/carpet2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/patsan/Corals/mushrooms12-23-05.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/patsan/Corals/leather2-14-06.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/patsan/Corals/brain1-18-06.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/patsan/Corals/chili1-16-06.jpg

Don_Gnomio
02/27/2006, 08:27 PM
here are my softies...:

GSP:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/VictorAlonso/fishtank/gsp-1.jpg


Rics:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/VictorAlonso/fishtank/rics-1.jpg


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/VictorAlonso/fishtank/rics-2.jpg


Toadstool leather:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/VictorAlonso/fishtank/toadstool-1.jpg


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/VictorAlonso/fishtank/toadstool-2.jpg


Mushrooms:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/VictorAlonso/fishtank/shroomz-1.jpg


and finally Xenia:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/VictorAlonso/fishtank/xenia-1.jpg

melev
02/27/2006, 09:34 PM
Very nice guys! Maybe a few Yellow Leathers will be posted as well, or various versions of green star polyps. I'll see if I can take a few pictures of my neon star polyps tomorrow.

And no, Frogspawn is an LPS and thus does not fit this category. ;)

Pfft
02/28/2006, 02:39 PM
Hope you do accept some pictures from the old europe too.. :)

http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/zoanthus-palythoa.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/sinularia.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/xenia2.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/xenia3.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/sinularia4.jpg

Pfft
02/28/2006, 02:40 PM
guess what ? I love softies..

http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/sarcopolyps.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/palythoa.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/palythoa2.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/neospongodesgiavio.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/neospongodesar2.jpg

Pfft
02/28/2006, 02:41 PM
last pics

http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/disco%20viola.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/disco%20verde.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/disco%20rosso.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/clav.jpg
http://reefbucket.com//files/27/Acquario/gorgonia.jpg

Melody
02/28/2006, 09:33 PM
Xenia Elongata

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/MelodySurber/xeniaelongata.jpg

rbrice020378
02/28/2006, 09:53 PM
Here are some of mine.

Ricordia
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/rbrice020378/12Gal%20Nano%20Cube/2-13-2006-Ricordia_shroom-1.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/rbrice020378/12Gal%20Nano%20Cube/2-13-2006-Ricordia-1.jpg

Shroom
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/rbrice020378/12Gal%20Nano%20Cube/2-08-2006-Porceline-3.jpg

Big Sarco
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/rbrice020378/29%20Gallon/2-13-2006-LG-Sarco-29gal.jpg

landragon
02/28/2006, 10:32 PM
Here is my unknown leather about two months after I got it. It has tripled+ since then
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/relleker/DSCF0133.jpg

It kinda looks like yours Pat. Do you know what type it is?

CaptainCoral
02/28/2006, 10:56 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/CaptainCoral/20188altered_sinu_shot_14.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/CaptainCoral/20188altered_green_palau_shot_4.jpg
pics are about a year old, but not much has changed. :) I'm a better photagrapher now, I should shoot some new pics.

BIGSKY
03/01/2006, 09:54 AM
Here is one I just took
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/swaldo/IMG_6619.jpg

olipug
03/01/2006, 10:16 AM
Just taken...My tank is about 7 months old.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e298/ollyp5673/DSC00571.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e298/ollyp5673/DSC00570.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e298/ollyp5673/DSC00523.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e298/ollyp5673/DSC00569.jpg

cmhollis
03/01/2006, 01:29 PM
Olipug,

Shut down your pumps prior to shooting and you won't have all of that 'marine snow' floating around in your photo's.

Mike

Jay Luto
03/02/2006, 01:09 PM
Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

melev
03/04/2006, 06:53 PM
http://melevsreef.com/pics/06/03/toadstool_oo.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/06/03/devils_hand_0304.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/06/03/colt_oo.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/06/03/neon_starpolyps.jpg

landragon
03/04/2006, 07:48 PM
Here is probably my favorite softie.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/relleker/Mystery.jpg
It is real, and only PS'd for white balance.My Fuji S3000 can't handle blue well in tanks, and I usually use flash. This was no flash and came out quite trueto life. To my eyes this is how that coral looks. No name for it. It is yet unidentified. I think it is known as mystery coral #31. Go figure. It is in "A Quick reference guide" by Julian sprung (page 149). It is awesome. Fast spreader. Very hardy. Unbelievable color combo. Everyone of my friends wants it. I have so far hogged it all to myself :) but as it goes so fast I will probably frag it here and there. I recently changed out the carbon and started using purigen. My water got so clear it smoked my shrooms. Almost a 60% loss there. However, this stuff gets better and better. I swear it put out 40 polyps in the last three weeks since doing that and the eyes have gotten ten times brighter, while the lobes of the polyp are getting more feathery in appearance. Very dramatic change, and I have had it for 2.5 months.