My first Coral

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Alfie, 10 Jan 2008.

  1. Alfie

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    This is my first coral I ever got and it spans about 45cm.

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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Stunning coral Alfie, how long have you had it and what size was it when you first got it?
     
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    HUGE, what species ? Time to chop it up :lol:
     
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    Alfie

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    I got this in May last year and it was about 6cm. I have to frag it shortly and will look at the local newbies for the frags.
     
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    Vulture
     
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    Wow, that's incredible growth, your water quality must be spot on, I really struggle to get any growth out of my pin cushions.
     
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    Thats what I love about tunze dispersement of water. The coral is in full flow and enjoying it. My parameters are all within ranges.
     
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    Any chance you could upload a small video clip of the flow on the pin cushion?
     
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    Alfie

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    I will have to get the video camara out sometime for that.
    In this tank I have the 2 tinze 4500 l/h with the power head of 5000 l/h and on the opposite side I have a 4500 tunze plus 2 Seieo m1 100's. This picture will give you a beter idea of the size it is.

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    Nice tank Alfie, that Sarco is huge, and from such a small size, well done mate.
     
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    great guns ! stand back we dont know how big this thing gets..... only joking it does look fantastic!!!!
     
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    What a beautiful sarcophyton specimen! I had one of those too previously, but unfortunately mine died Jan 2007 when my tank crashed.....

    I have something similar (a different type of sarco) in my tank at present....

    Alfie - your tank is looking GREAT, I must add!
     
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    Awesome coralline growth on the rocks, what's your secret ingredient?
     
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    awsome.these pincushions really grow fast!
     
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    Thanks Wee-Man, Mandarinman and Jacquesb.

    Viper I have mostly dark and lght purple corraline but I see a couple of places developing some nice red corraline. No secret ingredient just lucky I suppose.:)
     
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    Great looking tanks and an awesome specimen
     

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