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Old 08/24/2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Show off your S. gigantea

We have threads about everything but I don't think we ever have a thread for us to display this rare (at least in aquarium) beautiful and hard to keep magnificent animal.

I would love to see all the Gigantea of Reefcentral. I hope at least most would show in this thread. A little about the animal, the aquarium, and how long you have had him would be very informative and helpful.

Let's see them.


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Old 08/24/2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Old 08/24/2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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My holy grail gigantea was purchased in February from a fellow reefer. It's in a 60 gallon cube, with 2 AI Sol led units. It's been under the Sols since about April, prior to that, a 250 metal halide.

It seems to prefer lower flow, the MP40 in the tank is set towards the middle of the range, reef crest. The return is a mag 5.






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Old 08/24/2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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Reefvette,
Nice anemone. What kind of light, temp, and circulation do you have him in? TIA


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Old 08/24/2012, 12:11 PM   #5
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My holy grail gigantea ....

Very beautiful. I feel the same way


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Old 08/24/2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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Orion, he was under a aquatinics tx5, temp was 79 and flow was two 6055's. It loved the flow heres a vid.







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Old 08/24/2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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welll... of course ima jump in this thread, considering i enjoy taking pics of my S. Gig, and i flooded my own thread with this pics..so why not flood this thread with pics i just took =P

oh..and ignore my diatoms goin on..

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Old 08/25/2012, 09:10 AM   #8
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Orion, he was under a aquatinics tx5, temp was 79 and flow was two 6055's. It loved the flow heres a vid.




That first video is like trying to watch one of the fight scenes in the Transformer movies.


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Old 08/25/2012, 06:56 PM   #9
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All bleached when I first got it.


And what it looks like now.



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Old 08/26/2012, 05:49 AM   #10
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over 5 years with this gigantea

Minh- remember... you asked to show off!
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Old 08/26/2012, 05:55 AM   #11
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Old 08/26/2012, 06:05 AM   #12
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It's pretty unmistakable, though a tighter focus and stronger backlighting would allow you to make out the individual eggs (which are pretty small). Visual presence of eggs identifies females, but absence of eggs does not necessarily indicate males since females can be without eggs for some periods during the year.




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Old 08/26/2012, 10:59 AM   #14
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Gary, everytime I try and admire your anemone your big, stupid, absolutely stunning emporer angel gets in the way!


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Old 08/26/2012, 07:55 PM   #15
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Very nice everybody (so far) Hope more will joint us.


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Old 08/27/2012, 03:51 PM   #16
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My gig before the tank crash of 2011.


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Old 08/28/2012, 02:15 PM   #17
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My S.Gig

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I know not the best quality pictures. Have a old camera. Need R1589 to get back home to take better quality pictures. IS bleached but is coming back. Have been feeding it Rod's Food, Krill and flakes.


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Old 08/28/2012, 02:26 PM   #18
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Wifi, Looking good. Your's is way little, but seem to be doing very well. How long have you had him?


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Wifi, Looking good. Your's is way little, but seem to be doing very well. How long have you had him?
Actually he was bigger, but more bleached with just the outer rim showing some purple. Been going back and forth with the halide bulbs. Like I said he is under a 14 k bulb now that has yellowed. He is in a 29 Hqi bio cube with my mated pair of clowns. I have had him now for alittle over 3 months, it might be 4. Have 2 Power heads that are on a Hydor wave maker on the left and right side of the tank. They both come on at 15 second intervals.
I got him maybe two or three weeks after Reef1589 got his first S. Gig that is in his 65 gal shallow.


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Old 08/29/2012, 10:40 AM   #20
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Old 08/30/2012, 07:50 AM   #21
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Reef1589. Did you steal my anemone and clowns? Seriously, I was looking at this thread again, and wow. They look the same as mine!! Hahahaha

All these giganteas drive me insane. What a beautiful animal it is! I love the yellow in yours Minh, sort of reminds me of raspberry cheesecake for some reason...

Gary, I'm still jealous


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Old 08/30/2012, 11:28 AM   #22
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My Blue Gig

Under Blue Led and flash.


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Old 08/30/2012, 11:36 AM   #23
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Nice one Deepsea2005


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really love your gig, Deepsea, i don't usually seem blue ones that are 100% blue, from tip to bottom of tentacles ... usually, the blue gigs (like mine) are just blue at the tip and tan at the bottom!


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really love your gig, Deepsea, i don't usually seem blue ones that are 100% blue, from tip to bottom of tentacles ... usually, the blue gigs (like mine) are just blue at the tip and tan at the bottom!
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Where is it? If it's not on this thread you don't have it.


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