Great variety of SPS Frag added

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    This one I am very keen to see growing out - I ordered in a shipment from and LFS in CT a couple of months back (quite a large order), but my tank was not ready. I added 8 BEAUTIFUL colonies and within a week, started seeing rapid tissue loss on some :( I immediately took to cutting these pieces and managed to save a couple of frags, and this is one of them:

    Bright Yellow, Blue Polyp - Could be Accuminata, Tenuis or Microlados: Please Help!
    This one has managed to pull through quite well and have seen some great growth. Whilst the colour has not yet returned in full, you get idea. Placed this High Light and High Flow.

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    Looks like a tenuis. Funnily enough, I have one that is the inverse of yours, it is blue skinned with yellow polyps :lol:
    Glad that yours pulled through and is growing well!
     
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    Ok, quick last one for the evening:

    I have managed to get this coral from @Hails about a month ago as:

    Ultra Acropora

    Given this is a very small frag, I am not too sure what species it is and will therefore have to wait and see how this Frag grows out.
    I placed this high up in the tank with sufficient light and flow...still has not encrusted but have settled - so things can only improve from now on ;)

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    Ok, so I have shared that I started this tank, after a move (full breakdown) in June last year.

    With mixing some the LR from my 950 mixed reef and the 2000 FOWLR, I struggled greatly in the first couple of months - think this was due to some Po4 leaching frim the FOWLR LR as I was not that meticulous on the parameters. Be that as it may, I have seen the tank go through some ups and downs over the last couple of months and now, end Jan (almost 7 months in), it is established and parameters have been ‘stable’. (Will take all Parameters this evening and post them)

    For now, this is a FTS of my DT - I am sharing because 1) I have decided to go ‘frag grow out’ and 2) would be good to see the comparison in a couple of months.

    Frags do seem to disappear in this tank tho :lol:

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    Love your corals.
     
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    Tnx Clam!! Appreciate the compliment - I will now literally sit and watch them grow ;)
     
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    Wow amazing corals, thanks for sharing. Please continue would love to see more :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks very much! I believe that there is still a long road ahead but will keep posting a the Good, the Bad and the Ugly! ;)
     
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    Hello All - so did the full round of tests and my parameters are as follows:

    PH: 8.2
    No2: 0
    No3: 4
    Po4: 0.1 (have added some PhosGuard to reduce)
    KH: 10
    Ca: 435
    Mg: 1350
    Potassium: 400
    I: 0.06
    Fe: STILL 0

    Temp at 25’C

    Hope this makes for good cultivation!!!

    Onwards :)
     
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    Hello all - Ok, first I have to give a shout-out to Sheldon at Marine Aquatics for the Bali shipment earlier this week. I place an order of the photo stock and the order list and these are some of the colonies I received.

    I love Millipora as they always seem so alive - So I went full out on a couple of colours (Pink, Red, Orange, Blue, etc) and they are stunning! They seem to have settled well in the tank and with the lights running a much reduced % for the next 2 weeks, I am Very keen to see them come to full Colour! ;):)

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    I would like to hear from reefers that have experience with the following coral - I love it, and cannot wait for this to grow out.

    Acropora Aspera (Blue with Pink Tips):
    So the any think I can find on this is that it is family of '
    staghorn' but at the same time Millipore...and are found in shallow tide areas. Whilst, there are generally lots of flow and light - I am not too clear on where you place this in the aquarium. I place this mid, with lots of flow.

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    Acropora Florida: Orange

    This one is also new to me....I understand this is a far more common coral with the upright branches yet liked the orange stump coloration. I will have to wait and see what happens to this one - At the moment quite pale...

    I did place in turbulent waters as this is what I understand their preference is...so lets see what happens :whistling:


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    Would Appreciate assistance!

    I love BLUE corals but have tried and failed so many times...I now have the following piece - Placed High with High flow but I am not too sure what species of Acropora this could be - Any thoughts? o_O

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    That is a Nasuta.
    Lovely additions!
     
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    Hey - Hello There .....The Blue one?:thumbup:
     
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    And THANK YOU ;)
     
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    Yup, referring to the blue :)
    Got two of those and they seem to be doing well so far. Need to touch some wood quickly! :lol:
     
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    I know what you mean....they seem to do just fine and the Poof!
    You must post your new additions - very keen to see what you got!!
     
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    Awesome corals man, also got some from Sheldon with the Bali shipment. Also have the same aspera, I am thinking they prefer to be higher up as mine has not really grown in the 6 weeks that I have had it. I had it on the base of the tank to let it settle in so probably my fault for leaving it so low for so long.
     
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    Amazing love your corals :m106:
     

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