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Old 02/09/2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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superman millepora




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Old 02/09/2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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sweet pic J.
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Old 02/09/2008, 05:56 PM   #3
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IDK,but thats a nice Milii.


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Old 02/09/2008, 05:58 PM   #4
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oh by the way hear is a pic of my tank.

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Old 02/09/2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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The superman milli. started out as a bright green maricultured colony.It stayed at LFS for a long time in a dimmly lit corner of the tank and turned solid brown and had very poor polyp extension.I put it at the very bottom of my tank to let it adjust to the light but even that was too much and it bleached completely.It took several months for it to finaly start growing blue tips and gradualy the branches started to turn red.


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Old 02/09/2008, 08:57 PM   #6
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so a pink millepora with blue tips is now a superman mille?


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Old 02/09/2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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so a pink millepora with blue tips is now a superman mille?
I was just thinking the same thing!


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Old 02/09/2008, 09:26 PM   #8
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Well it's the new age... I mean come on, guy in very good physical shape, wearing clothing to show off his body? I think pink is definitely the superman


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Old 02/09/2008, 09:29 PM   #9
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nice pink and blue tip mille..not superman though


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Old 02/09/2008, 10:17 PM   #10
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Old 02/09/2008, 11:00 PM   #11
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is it scripps milli?


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Old 02/09/2008, 11:35 PM   #12
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I like the yellow one better


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Old 02/10/2008, 12:05 AM   #13
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just for fun!!!

Ok I'll play along and call a few of mine fictional "super hero" names as well.

I guess this is my "Wonder Woman" prostrata.


Not sure if this mille' is the "Green Hornet" or "Green Lantern"


And last but not least here is "Super Grape" Mille'



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Old 02/10/2008, 12:11 AM   #14
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The "Super Grape" mille is super cool!


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Old 02/10/2008, 05:35 AM   #15
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in all seriousness.... atlantis has one they now call GrapeApe

oh the madness!


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Old 02/10/2008, 05:54 AM   #16
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If a green mille. turns yellow sometimes its called sunshine mille.


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Old 02/10/2008, 05:59 AM   #17
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is it scripps milli?
Actualy all i know is it was solid bright green and maricultured.I dont even know from where.


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Old 02/10/2008, 07:54 AM   #18
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Yes, the name game with corals has really taken off these days, although I don't mind naming the corals, it's an easier reference, some of them just get abused to the point of there being 10 different Supermans out there. We're gonna get to the point of actually having to obtain a certificate of authenticity attached with our coral purchases to prove lineage


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Old 02/10/2008, 10:26 AM   #19
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definatly easier to reference, but i agree everyones gonna sooner then later claim they have le corals becuase they "looK" similar


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Old 02/10/2008, 10:31 AM   #20
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Yeah Kevin you said it all.
It seem's funny to want the "names" to stay correct and not be abused............. but scientifically it's all an abuse I suppose.
But I agree it is much easier than saying "I have this cool orange base montipora with bright green large polyps" at least when you say "Sunset" everyone know which one your talking about, even if its not 100% correct lineage, if it looks really close then they know what your talking about.
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Old 02/10/2008, 12:42 PM   #21
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nice millis


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Old 02/10/2008, 02:24 PM   #22
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so a pink millepora with blue tips is now a superman mille?
x2...when I got the one in my sig it was just a pink millie...someone tags a name to it probably just to get more money for them................
hey Kev.. you live on LI now you can't be a Flyer and an Eagle fan anymore....LOL


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Old 02/10/2008, 02:30 PM   #23
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x2...when I got the one in my sig it was just a pink millie...someone tags a name to it probably just to get more money for them................
hey Kev.. you live on LI now you can't be a Flyer and an Eagle fan anymore....LOL
LOL! I know I am in the WRONG place to be a Eagles/Phillies/Flyers fan! I lived in the Philly region for 36 years so it's born and bred into me, it makes for intresting topics at work that's for sure!


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Old 02/10/2008, 04:10 PM   #24
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If we really want to split hairs, remember the SPS, LPS, Softy categorization draws party line divisions that are not non scientific.

Ming is selling a piece by that name now, so if one was referring to that piece.......

http://www.atlantisaquarium.net/frags2.html


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I like the naming thing for the pieces that transcend from "pink milli" and has taken on an identity unique to itself that separates it from the rest and resides in the reefkeeping culture for one unique reason or another. After all, the Declaration of Independence is just a musty old piece of paper isn't it?

Unfortunately, there are two groups involved: The hobbyist and the merchandiser. While my description and appreciation for this is coming from a collector and hobbyist point of view, there has been a surge in naming recently for pieces that just don't need to be. I pay these marketing ploys no bother and don't consider pieces until they are established by the reefkeeping community as valuable, not the retailers. Sure, I could name a piece tomorrow "dot's dippin' dots", but if its a turd of a coral and it doesn't stand out in the crowd, why bother naming a piece that won't be around long and slip back into obscurity as most of these do.

However, in a ever increasing competitive coral market, any sliver of a coral to be the next "big thing" will most likely get a name so that person can claim "ownership" in finding it, and tag along for the ride with the popularity of the piece. Its this reason I forsee more problems in the future of the same piece carrying two different names at the same time, and problems with phonies being slipped in, all in all creating an ocean of uniqly named pieces deviating from the original purpose of seperating the cream from the crop.

(Thats why we will confuse them and use "Pink Milli" and "Acropora sp." for the important intead since those are the "rare" ones these days)

The LE thing is still grassroots based if you think about it from the lineage and networking required points of view, which helps distract from the sticker price the mainstream demand and popularity has created.

Topic du jour:
I have always been hesitant to call the "blue" tipped millipora, "blue tipped" even.

I have been curious if it is the pigments that are blue, or a reflection from higher K bulbs and/or Actinics, and in reality are really "white"?

Yes? no?


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Old 02/10/2008, 05:31 PM   #25
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Well I love Ming Wei but if anyone is guilty of over-naming corals (ahem.. and renaming to keep up with current fads) he would be given the chair! Ditto goes for many online etailers, I personally like reefermadness because he goes beyond names he gives a lyrical description as well!

But for the most part I agree whole-heartily with what dots say, I name corals in jest and a kind of silent protest to all the naming of corals, I mean my blue with red/green eyed favia that I've had for years gets sold by a reputable online coral e-tailer, catches the eye of one particular man who's seen most everything there is in corals, and bammo... gets called "Triple Threat" . I don't call mine that btw, mine is Underroos Favia (but I don't name which superhero they're named after)

I think the SPS world is simply catching up with zoanthid world, where everything has a name it seems. No one sells green zoas anymore, they're greeny meany, or nuclear green, or etc.


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