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

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System

 

12g JBJ AIO nano

IM Spin Stream on Rio600 pump

1st chamber: inTank media basket with Filter Floss, Chemi-pure Elite & Purigen

2nd chamber:  Heater and LR

3rd chamber: Return pump

 

ReefStar Alpha Series Nano light fixture approx 18" off of tank 15hr ramp up/down cycle

 

each frag placed at front corners of tank

 

forgot to add feeding... schedule

 

3-4 day fish food mix (brine shrimp, CnC fish food)

weekly cora-vite, vitamin C, oyster feast

 

8 heads on the Zsssss

 

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3 head on the Pzzzz

 

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Tank:

 

110g  Frag tank plugged into a 240g display 60g fuge/sump w/ carbon/phosphate/calcium reactors and skimmer

 

Lighting:

 

ReefStar Alpha Series S200 x 2 

 

Since i can't edit, add in.....my flow is from a mp-40, and a wp25.....Low

 

feeding: oyster feast every couple of days(ish)  weekly cora-vite, iodine, chopped up fish food dumped in the water...  

 

Placement: middle of the frag racks/tank

 

Zoa - 7 heads

 

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Playa - 3 heads

 

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Today is the Day, Last Day to be precise, for the April entry deadline. Once tomorrow rolls around there will be no more excepted and those who have failed to "Report" will b e disqualified form the contest, prizes, and bragging rights.

 

There are only 5 people who have yet to post theirs in the thread so this is actually looking rather good. It also seem that there are some great camera men\women here, keep up the good work everyone.

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Sliding in here like Indiana Jones with the door closing!

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My setup is a 93g rimless cube, with 2x ORs026 lights over it. Flow in the display is 2x Jebao RW15's, running a little under half speed on 'pulse' mode. I feed Rods about 3 times a week, flake most days, pellet roughly 2 times per week, no target feeding plans as of right now. The display is plumbed into the garage where I have a 40g breeder frag tank, sump with a Vertex 180i skimmer (and neck cleaner, woot). I run a calcium reactor and do not dose anything else on a regular basis. Lights are on 8 hours. These will be placed on the sand bed at the bottom of the tank. 

 

Here are the frags, both a little angry as I got back from a work trip and mr wrasse decided to flip them over. Punk. 

Zoa has 8 heads, paly has 3. 

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Today is the Day, Last Day to be precise, for the April entry deadline. Once tomorrow rolls around there will be no more excepted and those who have failed to "Report" will b e disqualified form the contest, prizes, and bragging rights.

 

There are only 5 people who have yet to post theirs in the thread so this is actually looking rather good. It also seem that there are some great camera men\women here, keep up the good work everyone.

I returned from vacation and all of my polyps from this are gone. Seems someone/something got hungry... 

 

I'm out  :doh:

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I returned from vacation and all of my polyps from this are gone. Seems someone/something got hungry... 

 

I'm out  :doh:

AWW Man, I am sorry to hear that. I can imagine you were pretty unhappy about that. I hope your other zoas are OK. 

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I returned from vacation and all of my polyps from this are gone. Seems someone/something got hungry...

 

I'm out :doh:

That's sucks! I woke up to my paly frag disc empty as well a few days ago. Luckily I found the stray polyp in the filter sock and stuck it to a new disc. Everyone ok with that?

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I returned from vacation and all of my polyps from this are gone. Seems someone/something got hungry...

 

I'm out :doh:

dang that sucks zoas still good?

 

 

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Looks like we lost 3 contestants overnight to the deadline rule, slims down the numbers I suppose.

There are only 2 prizes after all...

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Zoa ZOA Zoa zoa Zoa ZOA Zoa zoa Zoa ZOA Zoa 
My growout paly has grown a new baby poylp
The race is on, see you at the finish line

Not moving it is the best thing to do
Super glue it down and light it up
Keep it fed but keep it clean

Dont let it get trampled 
Treat the Zoa well

and it will grow

fast colorful

and many

Wish u

Luck

Zoa

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Of course I had to go dig mine out now and check. Darn you Sasquatch, no new heads!! :) Good job man

 

Ps: my palys look peaved too :(

 

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Nice I've gone from 7 polyps to nine my self, these seem to be really good growers so far starting entry 7f8750cfb45efc96b859cad3356af617.jpg today's pic 9f1a6a0e71fd004c455e972d7f6a8531.jpg

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Congrats Kev311 on the growth.  And yeah you guys are killing me and my non growing zoas!   :comp:  :D

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[language filter] that's fast.. no new ones for me but I think my tank is a little messed up atm with no skimmer

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I know right, mine are dormant. I figure, don't mess with em and they will do their thing. I will say that mine have Great color right now.

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I must be doing something right, ive got 4 baby polyps on the zoas, that puts me up to 11. No new palys yet though.

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Was there two different kinds of palys? It may kust be differemt lighting, but im seeing alot of red skirts like lunar eclipses. Mine have a green skirt even in full blue light.

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If you got a sweet hitchhiker morph like the Clark did I would not be surprised. These rocks came directly from Jodi and he got them from a transhipment so they have had very few hands on them. If you indeed have an other type of Paly I would love to get in line for a trade after the contest is over.

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So I assumed yesterday I had no new growth... didn't look like it at a glance.. didn't pay real close attention because iv been dealing with this skimmer issue... but I checked them out real close today and have 3 new heads on the zoa and 1 new on the paly..

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Nice!!! I rubbed mine on my eyes for good luck :nutty

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Nice!!! I rubbed mine on my eyes for good luck :nutty

I lol'ed when I read that!

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New polyps! 3 new ones I think I'm in the lead now with 11 now Zoa Zoa Zoa!!!!!!

 

 

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You thought wrong :p we are tied lol. But ive got you beat with 4 new polyps, but its ok. ;)

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What are you guys spiking your tanks with miracle grow? I have one little baby skirt showing, maybe, other than that they are still settling in

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