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Old 07/28/2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Talking a coral spawned in my tank([email protected]'s)

Check this out . Last night after the light's went out I took a peek in the tank w/ a flash light. A coral of mine starting to release egg's out of the polyps . The eggs were all over the tank.......Take a look at the pic's...I had to use the flash on the camera so the pic's are not the best because the lights were off......Check out the Video...

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Old 07/28/2007, 08:21 PM   #2
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Awesome!!!


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Old 07/28/2007, 08:24 PM   #3
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Way cool! It is hard to see in the photos but the video is great! Congrats for sure!!


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Old 07/28/2007, 08:33 PM   #4
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Way cool! It is hard to see in the photos but the video is great! Congrats for sure!!
Thx's ..I thought it was cool...I have had other coral's spawn in the tank but never witnessed it.. Look at the coral shot's. The egg's look like pimples before they start to release.....


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Old 07/28/2007, 08:54 PM   #5
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Very cool. At least you know you are doing well .


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Old 07/28/2007, 09:15 PM   #6
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Very cool. At least you know you are doing well .
Thx's Amphiprion... I wish the video had come out a little better..When I was shooting the video the camera went dead....

Thx's again

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Old 07/28/2007, 11:16 PM   #7
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Awesome. The only spawning I have seen were on the Discovery channel. Pretty rare event.

Midnight snack for the chromis...


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Old 07/29/2007, 07:49 AM   #8
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nut be aware that u may have some water quality issues. water change might be needed,
great going!


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Old 07/29/2007, 08:20 AM   #9
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nut be aware that u may have some water quality issues. water change might be needed,
great going!
My water quality should be fine. It was only one coral and my green chromis had a feeding frenzy with the egg's..The same coral spawned again last night.....

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Old 07/29/2007, 08:48 AM   #10
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nice work, thats awesome


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Old 07/29/2007, 09:30 AM   #11
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My water quality should be fine. It was only one coral and my green chromis had a feeding frenzy with the egg's..The same coral spawned again last night.....

Mike
2 nights in a row... Wow. That is cool. I saw a movie at the IMAX in Omaha this spring that was talking about how when corals spawn they all do it at the same time, down to the minute. It was pretty crazy. Nice to catch something like that in a captive environment.


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Old 07/29/2007, 09:32 AM   #12
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Very cool!


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Old 07/29/2007, 09:40 AM   #13
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What are you using for simulation? Dimmers? Moonlights?


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Old 07/29/2007, 10:01 AM   #14
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Old 07/29/2007, 11:43 AM   #15
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My water quality should be fine. It was only one coral and my green chromis had a feeding frenzy with the egg's..The same coral spawned again last night.....

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Old 07/29/2007, 11:46 AM   #16
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Thats awesome. Nature is sooooooo amazing


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Old 07/29/2007, 01:24 PM   #17
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wow that is cool i cant wait to find out your methods in totm


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Old 07/29/2007, 09:54 PM   #18
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Thx's everyone for taking a look and making a comment.. I just thought this whole event was cool and unusual...

THX's again ...


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Old 07/29/2007, 10:17 PM   #19
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Old 07/29/2007, 11:21 PM   #20
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Really awesome event in your tank, and it shows that you're certainly doing something right!

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nut be aware that u may have some water quality issues. water change might be needed,
great going!
I would heed gasman's advice though and just be on the lookout. A mutual friend of ours had a maze coral spawn in his tank one night out of the blue, and the resulting "effluent" of the event suffocated most of his fish and killed a whole bunch of SPSs that were doing well for a long time. Just saying to keep close watch.

again though, definitely awesome, and congratulations!!


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Old 07/30/2007, 01:47 AM   #21
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That is so beautiful. The beauty of creation! WOOHOO! Great job. That must have been so exciting to watch. =)


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Old 07/30/2007, 02:11 AM   #22
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very interesting ive only had my RBTA spawna and of course the infamous Poccis


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Old 07/30/2007, 08:15 PM   #23
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THX's everyone.....It's funny my large squamosa clam was spawning today when I fed the tank phyto ...I did a water change after this event...I wonder if there was a full moon ...

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Old 07/30/2007, 08:18 PM   #24
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THX's everyone.....It's funny my large squamosa clam was spawning today when I fed the tank phyto ...I did a water change after this event...I wonder if there was a full moon ...

Mike
Actually there was a full moon last night...There was a big to do on AOL's science section about it. It was called the "buck moon" because its when deer begin to grow their antlers. I wonder if this spawning is something that occurs annually this same time of year?


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Old 07/30/2007, 08:33 PM   #25
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THX's everyone.....It's funny my large squamosa clam was spawning today when I fed the tank phyto ...I did a water change after this event...I wonder if there was a full moon ...

Mike
is your aquarium exposed to the moon's cycles?
does it receive sunlight?
congrats.


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