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    Update on my tank and the Duncan. Well it's been a roller coaster ride with the brown jelly issues, but I want to say (with caution) that I finally have gotten past it. In the end I lost part of my frogspawn, two of three duncan colonies, one of my acan colonies, and lastly (this one hurt the most) my absolutely beautiful rainbow wall hammer that was about 6" across...

    I on the advice of someone who has been in the hobby for the better part of 40 years I added an Arrow Crab going on the thought that my issues seamed to be caused by a parasite (bristle work or similar) rather than protozoan. It has been several weeks since any sign of brown jelly in the tank. All my the corals appear to be happy and show good color and polyp extension.



    The ends of the polyps are sucked in due to one of my clowns attempting to host it and has been nipping at them. Normally they are fairly long and are starting to branch. Still only the two heads but both have more than tippled in size since day one.

    Tank parameters:
    Temp: 77.2
    Salinity: 1.021
    PH: 8.2
    Alk: 10
    Cal: 430
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrites: 0
    Nitrates: .5
    Phos: .05
    Mg: 1400

    Atinic only lighting - 12 hours a day
    12K lighting 7 hours during atinic light cycle.

    All LPS corals are target fed every other day with ReefRoids.
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    Salinity (1.021) is kinda low isn't it? My corals would be unhappy if my salinity is this low.

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    It usually sits closer to 1.024, but I had just topped it off earlier that day and it tends to dip a little. Plus I only have soft and LPS in it and they tend to not be as fickle about the salinity like SPS can be.

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    I may need to tender my resignation from the campaign early. I still want to donate these specimens, but we are likely going to move this year and the tank will be coming down. Any chance of getting these specimens into someone’s hands before the time is up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bpb View Post
    I may need to tender my resignation from the campaign early. I still want to donate these specimens, but we are likely going to move this year and the tank will be coming down. Any chance of getting these specimens into someone’s hands before the time is up?


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    Ryan and Roy will be at UA in February. Im sure we can arrange for them to pick up from you there if you can hold off a few more weeks. Otherwise I'd be happy to hold them for you.

    Sorry to hear about the tank coming down and the move. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you!

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    Update on the Duncan.

    Color pop is way up compared to last time. I had one of my atinic LED strips go out so I upgraded to a more powerful one and I have noticed a significant increase in polyp extension and color over the past two weeks I have had in place.




    Tank parameters:
    Temp: 77.2
    Salinity: 1.025
    PH: 8.1
    Alk: 11
    Cal: 420
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrites: 0
    Nitrates: .5
    Phos: .25
    Mg: 1450

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    Looks great! And thanks so much for keeping us updated in your progress along the way Let It Grow Campaign

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    Thank you to everyone who is following along on this campaign and participating in the Let it Grow and Grow Out challenge! We are more than half way through our 6 month challenge and with just a few months left, Moody Gardens Coral Guy, Ryan, has been busy getting ready to receive your corals. Donations made early last month have made their way into the display and are doing great!

    Make your plans and mark your calendars participants! May 5th is just for you! We will be making the trip down to MG to turn in our corals, meet the Moody crew, walk through the qt process and check out their new 2000 gallon reef display and coral garden. More details to come and information on other upcoming Moody Gardens events.

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    We're in the home stretch and May 5th is fast approaching! How are those corals doing?

    So while we are circling May 5th on our calenders, you can also circle June 8th and make your plans to join Moody Gardens as they celebrate World Oceans day. The focus this year is on corals! I don't want to spill all the beans...but I promise this is one event you won't want to miss!!

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    Heading down to MG tomorrow. If anyone has a piece they have been holding onto that they want to go ahead and get to Moody, shoot me a PM...I'm happy to transport.

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