HUGE Pin Cushion

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Neil H, 18 Feb 2009.

  1. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi All,

    i am not sure if this has been featured on the site before but i saw this tank at the Imax in Gateway .... the size of this pin cushion blew me away, i estimate the diameter of the coral to be in the order of 60cm to 75cm,

    to give an idea of scale, the foxface and the regal are both about 15 to 20 cm

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    My appologies for the poor image quality, the shots were taken with my cell phone!

    cheers
    N
     
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  3. crispin

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    wow that really is stunning:)

    so nice when things are left to grow to full splender and glory:)
     
  4. Antolo

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    I wonder if the pet shop in Gateway maintanes that tank, it looks really good. I haven't been to IMAX in a good few years so I didn't even know they had a tank! I'll have a look next time im at GateWay
     
  5. Neil H

    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I am not sure who maintains it, there is a sticker of the canopy which gives the guys details .... I didnt even know there was a pet shop there .... but then i am not from around durbs ....

    I must say that the tank looked very mature and the water clarity was second to none that i have ever seen !!

    I had a peek in the engine room, but the imax attendant seemed a bit irritated so i could not get a pic.
     
  6. christiaan

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    Great - thanks for sharing!
     
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    :lol:

    Awesome Pin Cushion, thanks for the pics. :thumbup:
     
  8. Andreas

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    I believe Northlands maintains this tank.Appartently that coral comes from a local reefer that broke down his setup some time back.That things is probably a couple of years old:p
     
  9. JayMeister

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    yeah ur right andreas northlands maintains that tank its awesome:thumbup: they maintain the 1 at DBN airport also they r pro's
     
  10. keyaam

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    Im hoping my pincushion grows this big!!
     
  11. Jaco Schoeman

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    Mine almost did!! Had for about a month and it doubled in size. I became so big in my 3 foot that it took about 1/4 of my tank. My tank is only 30cm wide, and it almost streched from front to back. I took it back to the LFS last weekend and swopped for something smaller (that happened to be a rock with some yellow pollyps AND A FREAKIN MANTIS SHRIMP :012:)

    Anyway, pin cushions grow like crazy if right conditions are given!!!
     
  12. lIghty

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    Doesn't George maintain this one:whistling:
     
  13. JayMeister

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    i dunno on the tank theres a card of northlands
     
  14. JayMeister

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    no its not northlands its eurospirit i was there this week
     
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    Wow, beautiful coral!
     
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