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This thread is to be used for the updates for the Zoa Grow Out Competition....

 

for the prize list and more information see this thread

 

http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/showthread.php?t=20455

 

 

 

Official start date is August 15th.

 

Simple post of polyp counts are due on the 1st of each month...

 

Photo updates are due on the 15th of each month

 

This competition will run from August 15th through November 15th.

 

 

 

Good luck to all contestants....let them grow(clap)

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Re: Official CA2OR Zoa Grow Out Competition Update thread

 

Please post a photo update as soon as you can once you recieve your frags.

 

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Alright so I guess were supposed to do a write up of my system. So here it is...

 

75 gallon tank with 25 gallon sump (give or take a few gallons on the sump).

2 250w DE Halides with 2 54w attinics. For flow I have a Koralia 1050 and a 1400. The frag plug is on my frag rack on the right side of my tank half way up. Food is custom made by Reefit and I (you'd have to pull up our thread of what all was in it).

 

Starting with 6 polyps

 

Lots of live stock

1. Blue Hippo Tang

2. Blue Jaw Trigger

3. 2 Bi-color Anthias

4. 2 Fire fish

5. 2 Black and White clownfish

6. Leopard Wrasse

7. Sand Sifting Starfish

8. Long Tentacle Anenome

9. Blood Shrimp

10. Cleaner Shrimp

 

Sorry for the poor picture.

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Heres what I am starting with. I have 4 polyps.

basic 29g tank, 175w 10,000k metal halide with 96w 10,000k pc and 96w actinic pc. 36g sump with a coralife 65 super skimmer. odyssea 700 return pump. frag is mid tank right now.

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36 gallon bowfront - HOB Remora skimmer, HOB AquaClear 110 filter, Koralia 2 - 750 gph. Fish:

Mini Blue Tang

Convict Damsel

Neon Stripe Goby

 

I have 2 frags, one for wetgotjs. Both have 6 polyps. EDIT - one has 6 open polyps, one has 5 w/ a new nubbin that has yet to open. You can kinda see the nubbin in the second pic.

 

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150 gal tank, 55 gal sump, 4 power heads and return pump equal to almost 6,000 gal flow an hour, dual 250 watt hqi 14k phoneix, 2 T-5 bulbs, 2 actinic 30 watt bulbs, bubblemax2500 skimmer with a few mods done to it. as far as live stock i have as follows:

yellow tang

scopas tang

orange shoulder tang

sailfin tang

naso tang

clown tang

algae blenny

false perc

male and female melanarus wrasse

coral beauty

scooter blenny

diamond goby

dragon goby

golden headed sleeper goby

proably 50 snails, nassarius snails and hermit crabs

8 emerald crabs

4 cleaner shrimp

1 fire shrimp

1 peppermint shrimp

2 starfish

ok enough said about my tank if you really need some info i will be happy to say more about it at a later time.

im starting out with 5 polyps they are the ones on the bottom right.

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Hmm....seems a few of these frags grew after cutting while waiting to heal. I have a frag here that already has 9 polyps on it.

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120 Gallon w/ 30ish in the sump

Dual 400 20k Halides on the sides and 96 watts of T5 in the center

ASM G3 Skimmer

Snapper Return pump w/3 3/4" seaswirls

2 Koralia 750s soon to be MP40s(hopefully)

 

1 Melanarus Wrasse

1 Royal Gramma

1 Firefish

1 Sailfin Blenny

1 Flame Hawk

A couple emeralds

A couple cleaner shrimp

And some hermits

 

 

 

7 polyps, the one in the center seems mad today.

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For now it will live on the frag rack on the right of this picture.

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Good Luck to you all

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6 polys (for now-LOLOLOL)

 

?????? thought I did this yesterday;

 

Write up will happen in a bit but for now my frag of 6 polyps;

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Looks like I am losing a polyp-but the count will remain at 6-It was flapping around in the current and looks pissed/dying-so Ya'll got a little jump on me (sad).

 

Anyway tank is 75 gallon

20 Gallon sump only

dual 250DE MH 14K Phoenix w/ 2-55 watt actinic

Phosban reactor, Calcium Reactor

UV Sterlizer

1500 GPH return

2- MP20 Vortechs

MTC Skimmer

APEX runs everything

Fish plus verts-(laugh)

Thats about it

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All of my polyps have come unglued and are lost in my tank. I was out of town for a couple days and 5 of them got lost, I had 1 remaining and this morning it was gone.. I just have the glue left.

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I have a replacement frag for you if you can get around to getting it. I cut just a few extra's just in case something like this happened.

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I'm out. When I got the frag 2 polyps never opened, then got gooey brown goop on them. I tried furan2 and TMPCC. The brown gooeyness spred to all polyps and also to my brand new armageddons. I tossed em all before it spread to the rest of my zoas. Good luck all.

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Re: CA2OR Zoa Grow Out Competition Update thread

 

Hmm....haven't had any brown goowey stuff....bummer....did you need replacement too?

 

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Mine also have had 2 started to "unglue" I reglued them but they are not looking that happy.

 

Its all good though, I got enough going on-just wanted to throw that out there as I may not be participating.

 

No worries Eric its all good

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Mine also have had 2 started to "unglue" I reglued them but they are not looking that happy.

 

Its all good though, I got enough going on-just wanted to throw that out there as I may not be participating.

 

No worries Eric its all good

 

Sadly, I lost a couple too.. I think I'm down to 3? I'm a little nervous about the front one as it seems "loose" but it's holding on this far..

They seem to be healthy though, I'll try and get pictures up tonight.

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The competitive person in me says "sweet less competition" but in reality is this going to change things a bit? I can't imagine that it would be fair for that many people to be out of the competition already.

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If you guys see lose polyps glue em down. I don't know what is going on here as the frags I have left are not looking lose at all and are in fact growing. I don't mind doing some replacements here in the very beginning but there is going to be a deadline to qualify for one.

 

So, if you are in need of a replacement frag please let me know ASAP. I have a bunch left that I could replace with.

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No replacement here...

 

I'm going to take my 3 and run with it..

 

If you guys see lose polyps glue em down.

 

What do you recommend? I have some IC-Gel... but I've never fragged or had to glue fresh polyps down before.

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Off the few hundred zoas I have fragged a little dab of glue does the trick everytime, and seems to be doing the trick here now-It does look as if a few are pissed or taking a turn for the worse, but I got frags from the same group as all ya-so for me to get "replacement" frags goes against my beliefs regarding GOC's

 

Thats just me, others may have other thoughts but thats the way the cookie crumbles-

 

My vote is no replacements-

 

Toxic... any super glue (gel being best) works fine-I use the stuff from Home Depot-much less expsensive and the same results as when I bought the stuff the LFS sells for 10-15 a bottle (Sorry LFS)

 

Good luck everyone-I aint out yet, just handicapped

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