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Here is a horrid picture of mine I hope I'm not to late. Had a disaster at work and haven't been home in a week

 

 

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You Guys!

Fortunately I am rather lenient, and glad a number of these sweet pieces are still out there.

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Ack, what? Have I missed a deadline? I will get photos asap, on the off-chance I'm still in this. 

 

Edit: Just read the rules a bit more carefully, and I guess I'm out. Doesn't seem fair for me to get special treatment after missing the cut off, so I accept this and wish everyone luck!  :) 

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Here is a horrid picture of mine I hope I'm not to late. Had a disaster at work and haven't been home in a week

 

 

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Is there a coral in this pic? ;)

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Is there a coral in this pic? ;)

Haha yes, it was a desperation picture before I had to rush out the door for another 12-15 hour day/night at work

 

 

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Well I am out. My tank crash wiped mine out. :(

 

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Well I am out. My tank crash wiped mine out. :(

 

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NOOOO!!!!! 

I will make sure you are first on my list of people who gets a frag back. I have  a feeling this one will get a good amount of growth by the time the competition is over.

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I'm not in the running anymore but mine is still doing well and I see a lot of little tiny polyps

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Cool thanks man!!!! I am down to a rbta, feather duster, 2 lobos, a brain and some fuzzy mushrooms. :(

 

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Mine has definitely gained some noticeable growth :)

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JEEZE! I think Paratore has a bit of an edge on this...Where is Gil&fin with their update.

At least most of these entrees have some definite growth on the edges or increase in polyp number.

Mine has grown some too but nothing to write home about, now where is that camera.

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Mine is growing also way better than the zoas are............I will post a pic in the next few days......light took a crap so am going old school MH........it is in the garage after all :laugh:

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Bad news.  Well sort of bad news.  I've been setting up a new system and the transfer of the frag system went earlier than expected.  I moved the goni over yesterday, so I'm disqualified.  Otherwise I would have wiped the floor with you guys. :tongue:

 

Good luck all!

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Bad news.  Well sort of bad news.  I've been setting up a new system and the transfer of the frag system went earlier than expected.  I moved the goni over yesterday, so I'm disqualified.  Otherwise I would have wiped the floor with you guys. :tongue:

Buh-bye! :nono:

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Mine is still going. A few more heads on it.

 

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We're not really down to 5 people are we? Hopefully some more people post pictures by tomorrow!

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Here's mine, I think I have a few new polyps and some encrusting

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Mine's not looking too good. It is thriving, but never wants to come out. I can't seem to find a place it likes.

 

If it comes back full-force I will post a picture, but I am definitely backing out of this competition.

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When is grow out is done would love to get one of these...

 

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Also, what type of PAR is everyone keeping theirs under? Mine stopped coming out as much when I switched to LED's.

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Mine has been eating its wheaties! He is pumped.

 

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 The area that I have mine in is around 25 PAR and it seems to do alright, low flow too.

 

And yes, there has been a drastic drop in the number of qualifying contestants over the length of the competition.

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