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Official Entry Thread for TECO Zoa\Paly Grow Out Competition 2015

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Does this work for the pictures??

And I believe there are 6 of em.

 

Paratore "Cody" Grow Out Tank Specs
System Specs.
Tank Size--   55 Gallon tank with a 15 gallon sump/refugium.
Flow-  1500 GPH return pump and one RW-8 Jabeo wave maker.
Filtration -   My sump/ skimmer is a CPR 195 it has a built in skimmer that is rated to 100 gallons. I also run two mesh bags of carbon and one bag of purigen. The second part of my filtration is a DIY 10 gallon refugium that has a 4" sand bed, rubble rock, and a ton of Cheato. I also have a powerhead in the rubble rock section to keep the water moving.  
Lighting-      Right now I am set up with two 150 watt 20K metal halides but will be upgrading to OR t247 LEDs soon.
Dosing-   I use a 2 part Calcium and Alkalinity from BRS and add magnesium when my levels need it.
I Feed-    I feed my fish New Life Spectrum and Prime Reef Flakes every day and my Corals get Reef Chili from BRS and Mysis Shrimps.

 

 Not quit sure how to load pictures.

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Yes, that works. But if you are already using photobucket copy image URL, to the bottom right of the picture you want to post, and paste it in the post you in want it to appear in.

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My entry! 

Tank is a 29 gallon Biocube.

Flow: Return and 1 Vortech Mp10

Lighting: Kessil A 350n

Filtration: Tunze 9002 skimmer, IM Desktop rector running GFO, and filter pad changed every few days.

Maintenance: Weekly water changes using Red Sea coral pro salt. 

No dosing but I may start carbon dosing soon to help phosphates.

I have 4 fish, 2 cardinals, 1 yellow corris wrasse, and a golden dwarf moray that I feed with LRS and shrimp every other day. 

 

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I will get the frags where they are easier to get pictures of but for now these are the best I can do. I am at 9 polyps with the zoa's and 2 with the paly's. 

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Tank Specs:

Marinelands 5 foot 120 with 30 gallon sump.

Running an old Orca skimmer dont know the model

Refugium build into sump full of chaeto

Flow provided by mag 9.5 return pump, Jebao rw 15 and wp 25

Lighting is 48" 8 bulb t5 tek light fixture (Lights are on 9 hours a day, currently no ramp up or down)

     Bulb combo; 5 ati blue plus, 2 ati coral plus, 1 ati purple plus

 

Mixed coral tank of SPS, LPS, Zoas, and two anemones

Fish List currently: Hippo tang, Purple tang, Chevron Tang, Swallowtail angel, Royal gramma, Pair of purple tile fish, Pair of purple firefish, Pair of Occellaris Clowns, Midas Blenny, Cleaner wrasse, Pair of leopard wrasses, Sunburst Anthias, 1 Chromis, Mandarin Goby, Ruby red dragonet. Lots of inverts running around.

 

I try to do a 20 gallon water change every week, 2 weeks at the most. Currently only dosing Iodide and Zoe twice a week, and reef builder once a day. Going to be going with a calcium reactor once I get the rest of the stuff I need to hook it up.

 

Tank gets feed once a day with a mix of food I make up. It includes; Hikari Mysis, Hikari Spirulina Brine Shrimp, Mega Marine Algae, Emerald Entree, Seaweed Delight, Reef Plankton, Cyclops, PE Mysis, And Coral Gumbo. I feed the tank with the pumps turned off for 10 minutes so food gets down to the dragonets. I dont do any spot feeding of the corals.

 

I count 2 of the palys, and 7 of the Zoas

 

Top Down of both: ( Really hard to tak ein my tank with the canopy)

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Zoas:

 

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Palys:

 

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Only participating in the zoa grow out.

 

Tank specs: 93g cube with 20g sump

Skimmer: swc 160 cone

Lighting: Reefstar alpha s160 x 2 led (7am to midnight)

Flow: wp40 and dc12000

Corals: all softy and btas

Fish: just 5 now, maybe less soon.

Food: Frozen LRS, pe mysis, plankton, krill, nls pellets, flakes every day.

Supplements: just started seachem reef plus

 

Either 9 or 10. One hasn't opened since I got it.

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Tank specs 50 gallon cube tank from SCAquariums.

 

Lighting is LEDs on for about 14 hrs a day

 

Flow 1 Jebao RW 8 and 1 Jebao WP- 10

 

SC Aquariums skimmer.

 

Not dosing anything just water change every 2 weeks.

 

Lots of fish and algae ;)

 

Will post pics tomorrow

 

 

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And my two pictures

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Looks like about 7 heads including the 2 baby ones

 

 

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200 display mixed reef

Lighting -2 OR t247

Flow- mp40, wp40, rw4

40g sump,reef octopuse skimmer,heaters, brs dual gfo/carbon reactor, return pump(1500 gph)

40g refugium with chateo and other macros.

Do 50g water change every weekend with Kent salt.

 

Zoa. Polyps- 10

Top

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Sides

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Palys Polyps- 3

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Sides

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Looks like so far so good, nice polyp counts and good looking shots.

Might want to kick those purple stars to the curb, they look like they might want to take a "closer" look at those palys.

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I forgot to get a side shot of the palys and add counts.

 

Terrible pic

 

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3 Palys, 6 zoas

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200 display mixed reef

Lighting -2 OR t247

Flow- mp40, wp40, rw4

40g sump,reef octopuse skimmer,heaters, brs dual gfo/carbon reactor, return pump(1500 gph)

40g refugium with chateo and other macros.

Do 50g water change every weekend with Kent salt.

 

 

 

Palys Polyps- 3

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Sides

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So that's where my second polyp snuck off too. You can drop it off anytime. Lol.

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The Sasquatch patch has AI Sol light running around 10/35/42

Dosing vitamins and other chemicals.

8g nano with minimal flow

 

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By my count 5 healthy heads one hasn't fully opened and maybe a goner

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Now let's hope it gets more sharp white lines in the pattern

 

 

See that little one.

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Right down here

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That's my paly, 1 head but will grow strong.

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In my rush to get this up... I forgot to post tank info
 

Biocube 29 drilled with a 15 gallon sump. 

Carbon and GFO reactor

Skimmer (no clue the brand.  Came as a hand me down)
Radion XR15W Pro
Vortech MP10 set extremely low. 
Tunze Osmolater for ATO

I dose Continuum Aquatics - Strontium, Iodine, Calcium, Magnesium, Alkalinity about once every other week on the weeks I don't do a water change... Every week if I can remember. Water change is 5 gallons every 2 weeks.

I keep the temp around 82. 

Right now they are on a rack that sits mid level in the tank.  I will be moving them to the sandbed once I fix an issue with cyano.


 

2 frags in the front.  

 

Zoa has 3 and a baby

Paly has 3. Hard to see the third but he is under there.

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System Specs.

Tank Size - 210 gal 7x2x2 with 40B sump

 

 

Flow- 2X Jebao RW 15 and return from RF Dart

 

 

Filtration - RO Elite 220 DC skimmer, BRS dual reactor w/ carbon/gfo, chaeto and LR in sump

 

 

Lighting - 165w full spectrum China LEDs + 1 60" ATI blue plus bulb

 

 

Dosing - Calcium Reactor with TLF Reborn media and BW mag media. 3 head doser with BW Mag, AcroPower, and Tiny amounts of Vodka. Occasionally dose ESV Iodine, BW Strontion, AV Fuel, BW Ferrion.

 

 

Feeding - Pellets/flake daily, Rods frozen every other day, seaweed sheets weekly. Corals fed live brine and Coral Frenzy 2 times a week.

 

Pics aren't the best this month, iPhone 6 is trying! Too busy to get the dslr out :S

 

Palys: 2

Zoas: 9

 

Top Down:

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Front:

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Slightly angled:

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So it is getting real close to disqualification deadline as in tomorrow will be the last day to post up in the month of April and still be included in the contest. We actually have many of our members already logged in but there is still about 10 people I am waiting on. 

 

I was also going to post up a list in the opening of the thread so people can check in on where every one is standing.

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Tank specs: 60 gallon mixed reef stack.

Flow:I use some sort of really big return pump,maxi jet 1200, and a SunSun circ pump for flow.

Filtration:I run a small Odessea skimmer,carbon,purigen,and macro algae.

Dosing:BRS Soda Ash Three part and Feul.Just started dosing a drop of vodka a day.I may adjust as necessary to keep nitrates at 10 ppm.

Lighting: T5' s and LED's.The main display where I will be growing the polyps has Mad Mike layout custom 3watt Full Spectrum LED's.

Feeding: Various pelleted food for the fish.Frozen foods and Hikari Coralific Delite about once a week for the LPS and palys.

Maintain: I preform a 20% water change every two weeks and use a Tunze ATO.

8 Zoas on sand bed and 2 Palys on upper corner frag rack.


Top shot zoas
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Top shot palys

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Side shot Palys
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Tank specs: 40b with approximately 20 gallons in the sump. An it2060, rw-8 for flow, a vertex in-80 skimmer and dosing carbon. The frag is on the sanbed. My pics were taken right after moving to get a better angle so it's a bit irritated. Six polyps 1 baby 56efe197b5a5b94b1a9598debb8e3e2a.jpg79693ea8977199e7f9c9e67cfdd640a3.jpg

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250 gal tank

 

3-MP40's, super dart gold return pump

 

SRO 3000 skimmer

 

Dose BRS 2 part

 

4- IT2080 LED lighting

 

Monthly 15% water changes 

 

 

 

Frag plug will be on the sand bed

 

7- Polyps 

 

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These are the first pictures I have tried submitting to this site. I took two shots of the zoas for the growout from
different perspectives.
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Can you let me know if these two pictures came through or if I have to try a different way?

My system:
200 gallon tank 65 gallon sump
Skims protein skimmer
Calcium reactor -
Carbon reactor and phos reactor
dose iodine
dose coralvite
dose acro power for aminos

Sorry about my lack of skills getting these pictures in. I am having a hard time taking them from photobucket to
this post.

 

Wow.....looks like they came through after all.  I forgot to mention that I believe I have six polyps.

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