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    Looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSXerholic View Post
    Cody, I can provide you a ORA Baby Blue Staghorn, or a blue Cali Tort, or a WWC Blueberry ????
    Choose one, we do not want to grow out too many blue similar species !!!

    -Andre
    Let's hold off on the Cali tort. I can't give it the light that it needs right now. They seem to do better the more light they have. However, the blue stag frag that I got from you is growing very well. I could find a home for it.

    And yes, Deanna, I love me some blue corals!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneezebeetle View Post
    LOL! Alright Cody, Lets see what we can get lined up for you....does it need to be blue?

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    We only have blue clove polyps left Cody, hope that is ok

    Just kidding of course!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrfrancis View Post
    We only have blue clove polyps left Cody, hope that is ok

    Just kidding of course!
    LoL! I was waiting for blue Christmas Tree worms to come into the conversation

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    Here is Luman01 picking up his acan from Elanna at City Pets. She normally doesn't handle saltwater, but she did for us.


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    Good luck Lucas!
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    Plan to do stats tomorrow. Had to study for a physics test today so I couldn't test today! But the acan looks good!

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    Ok here my stats all of them. I put the acan frag in my dad/ my jbj 45. a bit about the tank has an ai prime thinking to upgrade to a hydra 26 my dad wants some sps. Tunze 9004 skimmer, Im biopellet reactor, sicce voyager going to upgrade to a aquamai power head. And stock dual return pumps, also have a 3w uv.
    Now current stock includes
    yellow tang
    percula clown
    blue damsel
    coral beauty angel
    melarnus wrasse
    fire Shrimp and some peps

    corals-
    purple tip hammer
    green hammer
    green torch
    orange acans( grew 6 heads since reef currents 2017 had 2 heads when we got it)
    candy cane coral has 6-7 heads
    rainbow bta
    green zoas
    green gonipora. Oldest coral I have out of all the tanks

    now on to the stats
    ammonia- 0ppm
    nitrite- 0ppm
    nitrate- 5ppm
    phosphate- 0ppm( could be undetectable)
    mag- 1350ppm
    alk- 7.8 ppm
    cal- 400 ppm
    salinity (in specific gravity)- 1.025

    that's all I checked. If I should be testing some thing else plz let me know!
    Lucas
    happy reefing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARSH BoD View Post
    MARSH Grow Out Challenge.

    We are looking for participants to receive and grow a coral frag. Using all their tips and tricks, as well as some useful advice from our volunteer “experts”, our goal is to help you succeed in growing a coral frag and preparing it for its soon to be new home at Moody Gardens. So if you have a knack for growing corals, whether it be zoa’s, monti’s, shrooms, or acros and want to join in this friendly little competition then we want to hear from you! This event is open to all MARSHians (Supporting or Guest).

    Wait, did I just say competition? Yes I did! At the end of the 6 month grow out, our “experts” who will have been following along, offering advice and encouraging you along the way will pick a winner. The winner will have their choice of one of three prizes! Our winner have their choice of (2) passes to Moody Gardens, (2) passes to Reef Currents, or (3) a $100 Gift Certificate to the Sponsor LFS of their choice.

    As with any challenge, there are some rules…..
    1 – You will be asked to keep track of your progress by posting biweekly updates that include pics and parameter readings.
    2 – At the end of the 6 months you will be expected to turn over the frag you received..sorry, no keepsies.
    3 – HAVE FUN! This is a fun and educational way to learn something new!
    You know guys if I even had a saltwater tank and half way knew what I was doing I would love to do this! I think corals make a tank! This is really cool! One day a frag tank might just be the way I start too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrie Jo View Post
    You know guys if I even had a saltwater tank and half way knew what I was doing I would love to do this! I think corals make a tank! This is really cool! One day a frag tank might just be the way I start too!
    SW tanks are not as difficult as you might think. I have kept FW systems for years but always thought that SW was too complicated and thus avoided them. After my wife prodded me on it I decided to do some research on them and found that other than there being some specific requirements in water flow and lighting mostly dependent on what's in the tank, they are pretty straight forward and easy to maintain. I went from a 40G FW to SW fish only tank in a matter of a few weeks once the cycle completed. I used the same light and HOB filter at first, but only when I started adding corals did I change out my filtration and lighting. A little over a year later my tank is fully stocked and bursting with corals. The key to keeping a SW tank is patience. Monitor your water parameters and start with hardy reef safe species. Then branch out into soft or leather corals after a few months. Then step up to LPS and once the tank is well seasoned and you have plenty of experience with everything say a year in you can upgrade to support sps.

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    ----update----

    Frag looking good but not much growth yet.

    So here's a little about my reef ....

    Simple low tech 180g mixed reef ...Mars aqua 165w led lighting with high flow and light skimming.. no gfo, no carbon.. chaetomorpha in the sump...
    10% water changes weekly-ish with Fritz salt
    And kalk in the ato...

    My reef does suffer from L.A.R.S.
    So water parameters are only checked once a month if lucky but will give an update on water parameters by the end of the week.


    Sorry for horrible pic

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