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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! I posted this in my thread but figured I'd put it out here as well to get more views. This is a time lapse video of 7 months of coral growth. It is in HD so be sure to click on the "Full Screen" button. Whiskey
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I've searched a number of forum and cannot seem to determine what these small branch type growths are. They are popping up in a number of places as some of my algae is going away. Two questions, 1 - what is it, and 2 should it stay or go? Thanks for the help!
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I recently added some live corals, fish, and live rock. Unfortunately, I have a full fish kill after 13 years with minimal to no loss. In a last ditch effort to safe the remaining 5 fish, I quarantined them all to individual tanks and all but 1 died. This all happened within a few weeks (i.e. 15...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    About 4 months ago I scored quite a bit of frags for cheap. Just doing a 4 month update Birdsnest then
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! This is a neat growth gif that chronicles about 1.5 years of growth in my sps tank. I put this together about a week ago but im just getting around to posting it now. Whiskey
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! Not much point to this thread just documenting my coral growth and sharing it for all to see. My birdsnest is starting to split like crazy and my candy cane is splitting as well. My new monti's are encrusting on the rock now and my mushrooms went from one to 7 on the same rock. Glad...
  7. "Soft" corals
    Started our first zoa and it now has this strange purplish/white growth coming up from the bottom and it seems to be taking over the zoa. Any idea what it is? See attached photo.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I recently setup my first reef tank in over 5 years so i am a little bit out of the loop. I bought an established tank (4-5 months) from a friend who couldnt deal with the upkeep but inherited it in a fairly sustainable manner. He had several pieces of live rock all with purple coralline growth...
  9. Crustaceans
    Hi all - when I first bought the CUC for our tank, I got an itsy bitsy scarlet hermit crab. And man-oh-man, has that thing grown. I have now learned that not only does a hermit crab switch shells, but apparently they also molt (not something I ever gave much thought to before, but obviously...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So while admiring my tank today and looking for my pom Pom crab, I see two random polyps growing on a rock nowhere near any of my zoas/paly colonies. In a little nook of a rock there they were growing. I look some more and on the other side of the tank, I spot another. I thought these things had...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Any owners out there? Thinking of a colony, and while I have kept many species I have not kept Vermiculata. Just curious on the growth rate. Params Ca 420 Mg 1300 Dkh 8 Ph 8.1 BB system, 20% wc weekly Led Lighting, 300wt I realize growth rate is dictated by system set up and each system...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I don't what it is, but after six months(tank age) my zoas are finally growing. Could be the reduced water changes I'm not sure. Maybe it's the radions. Who knows but I don't care! Finally!
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Growth or decay? Green nuclear acropora
  14. SPS Coral Forum
    Hi there, I know this will depend on a lot of things (light, water quality, feeding, general environment, etc.), but is there any way to generally gauge how to quantify the different growth paces that are listed for different corals? Ex; is slow 1/4" per 3 months? Also, does this apply to LPS...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So I am cleaning the rocks some before I pump out some water when I noticed a tannish color circle with little circles almost looking like a honeycomb patch on my rock. Its smaller than a dime. Any ideas?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a strange growth on my rocks and equipment on the backside of my rock structure ( sorry, I couldn't get a picture to load ). Its a white and cloudy growth that almost looks like smoke. It isn't on anything on the front side of the rock work, but only on the backside. Any ideas...
  17. LPS Coral Forum
    i got a green favites coral from my lfs about 2 months ago. it looks healthy and the colors really glow, but i havent seen any sort of growth whatsoever in it within the last 2 months. its placed in the middle of the tank on some rock, and has about medium flow. calcium levels are fine, about...
  18. LPS Coral Forum
    A week ago I purchased a head of a Frogspawn with green tinted *arms*. My question is where should I put them for ideal growth in my tank. Currently I have them about middle of the tank on the side with minimal flow. I have a Current Orbit LED lighting system. Does great for everything else I...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I was recently out of town and I returned to my tank with weird growth. It is purple with tons of bubbles on it and in the sand. It's just layered on the sand and is mossy. Any clue what it is? If so shoild I remove it?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Right now I have mostly softies (mushrooms zoas, polyps) with 2 LPS in my tank (will eventually be adding more LPS) But I would like to increase the growth on all my corals. Is there anything I can do to supplement them. If so what type of products do you suggest? Right now I just am doing...
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