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Old 05/14/2013, 12:34 AM   #101
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Old 05/14/2013, 12:36 AM   #102
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Old 05/14/2013, 09:34 PM   #103
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Old 05/14/2013, 09:48 PM   #104
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Nice....

Purple Urkle?

Not sure..grapes of wrath?

Purple virus favia?

PE/Event horizon (this one Im sure of)


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Old 05/14/2013, 11:40 PM   #105
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Nice....

Purple Urkle?

Not sure..grapes of wrath?

Purple virus favia?

PE/Event horizon (this one Im sure of)
The last one you nailed
The third was supposed to be Mayan sun, I think
The second was sent (purchased) as pe/event horizon but obviously it is not--it does have two inch mean stingers that it puts out at night. And it's still pretty cool looking
The first is just a no-name chalice that continuously changes color from bright dark green to something else but the eyes are pretty


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Old 05/15/2013, 12:30 AM   #106
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This is from a southern cal store/online vendor that is no longer in business
RHS (Reef Hot Spot) Del Sol


this is a no-namer from Coral Gazers that I got a while ago--maybe a year ago or so



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Old 05/15/2013, 08:11 AM   #107
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Here are a few more pieces:

Another no namer, pretty red thing And if you look behind it then you will see my jason fox lantern which is happy in the shadows



Another mummy eye but I just do not remember exactly what it is called


I have a TEC watermelon but I don't know if it is this one--alas I have moved some of these around over time and lost track of which is which



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Old 05/16/2013, 09:28 PM   #108
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ok, a couple more and I'll go back to my sps for a while
Is this the tec watermelon??



Outrageous blue body


this is called a cotton candy chalice. I have it in too much light which I kinda of like--the extra light is from my super cool new lights


a no-namer that is more orangy than the picture and it gets a whitish rim which always makes me worry it is not well but that is just the way it grows



My pink boobie colony and it is really huge.



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Old 05/17/2013, 08:30 PM   #109
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beautiful chalices and photography


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Old 05/17/2013, 09:20 PM   #110
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Stunning tank. Following


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Old 05/18/2013, 08:49 AM   #111
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Fantastic color, growth, and photos! Thanks for sharing.


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Old 05/18/2013, 08:52 AM   #112
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Well done on creating such a splendid collection of corals.


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Old 05/18/2013, 06:46 PM   #113
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Indeed one of the most impressive set up out there.

Please update us on the sps. It would be really nice to compare the growth with the photos in the beginning of this thread.

Great job !


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Old 05/20/2013, 12:23 AM   #114
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So one more lps and then on to sps, I took a bunch of pics today

Space invader pectinia (two views)






Wild colony (I have had it for maybe a year)




A new wild acro



Continuing on wild acros (maricultured--I have had this one for some months now)




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Old 05/20/2013, 12:45 AM   #115
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A couple of changes going on with my tank. I changed the lighting, I changed power heads , I wanted to change out some acros for more interesting ones and I had one colony rtn after two years and another half rtn. The two colonies that went south on me, may have been responding to the light change, powerhead change or rise in phosphates, not really sure. But that was very disappointing I learned another lesson, do not try to remove esblished colonies and put frags in their place. It makes the tank look a little yucky. After everything was filling in pretty dense as well, I now have some bare spots. It's exciting placing new frags and hopefully very colorful ones, but the bald spots are hard to take. Well a couple more years and it will be all perfect once again

Vivid's tri color prostrate (a Monti was doing battle with it so its been beaten up a bit)



Ult rainbow acro ( new lighting is making my color rendition off slightly but working it out)




Tyree rouge Millie




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Old 05/20/2013, 01:33 AM   #116
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Awesome update! I like seeing the colonies of the frags you sent me.


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Old 05/20/2013, 07:46 PM   #117
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tyree garf bonzai

tyree blue matrix



got caught up in the deep water acro thing, here are a couple of newbies


a couple of shots of my strawberry shortcake colony



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Old 05/20/2013, 09:10 PM   #118
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I am new to SPS so forgive me for the question I am about to ask.

How do so many people end up with the same colonies with names like Tyree xxx or Vivid xxx? Were they really all fragged from one coral at one time or do people determine that it looks like such and such and sell it like that?


Watchguy; truely an amazing tank, sorry for what you had to go through to get to this. Nice pictures, you need to share your photography skills, I see several corals that I want to collect now!



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Old 05/20/2013, 10:45 PM   #119
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I am new to SPS so forgive me for the question I am about to ask.

How do so many people end up with the same colonies with names like Tyree xxx or Vivid xxx? Were they really all fragged from one coral at one time or do people determine that it looks like such and such and sell it like that?
The answer is that yes , named colonies should be traceable all the way back to the original colony. However, look-alikes often get "named" and represented as to something that they are not. Sometimes this happens purposely and sometimes innocently such as when you unknowingly buy a misnamed colony and pass that misinformation on to others. Since everything originated in the ocean, it is difficult to imagine anything is truly unique, nonetheless, this is an issue that both frustrates and enrages many. . Ultimately most reefers simply want to get a frag that truly represents the beauty of what has been promised and has vitality.



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Too cool


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Gorgeous collection and awesome cam skills!!
Thank you, still working on the camera skills part. Well, I am also working on the collection as well
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SCC Planet Earth---pinkish-red polyps, pretty blue body with green showing through on the lower half--really amazing peace


Rouge millie--not the tyree but really pretty



Rommel's watermelon millie--it changes back and forth all the time--sometimes very yellow, sometimes more green and always with some orange
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Old 05/21/2013, 11:04 AM   #122
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Great Photos.

Have have you noticed anything from the continuous fragging of your corals? Change in shape etc ?

I would like to like to know what would be the best strategy to frag a coral.

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Old 05/21/2013, 11:43 AM   #123
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Beautiful Tank I hope to have one like it one day.

Do you notice a slow down in growth with the 20K or are you still getting decent growth? I just changed to 20K from 14K and was wondering how much slower the growth will be. Also, did you start most of your colonies from frags or mini colonies?

And Yes this should be a "Tank of the Month" candidate!!


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Old 05/21/2013, 02:01 PM   #124
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Great Photos.

Have have you noticed anything from the continuous fragging of your corals? Change in shape etc ?

I would like to like to know what would be the best strategy to frag a coral.

Thanks
I have had two rounds of fragging, January and march with a little bit since then. The response is generally multibranching from cut tips I am not sure of the best strategy to frag, often choices are simply limited to getting access for the bone cutter. It is common to get blocked out by other colonies nearby. A concern always is fracturing more than you planned on cutting.

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Beautiful Tank I hope to have one like it one day.

Do you notice a slow down in growth with the 20K or are you still getting decent growth? I just changed to 20K from 14K and was wondering how much slower the growth will be. Also, did you start most of your colonies from frags or mini colonies?
Virtually everything started from frags. I have been using 20k MH lights from the start and I am pleased with the growth


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Old 05/21/2013, 02:49 PM   #125
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very nice pics! that ssc planet earth is gorgeous!!!


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