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Mine has been retracted for about three weeks now, still alive but no new growth.


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Well fiddle sticks! Looks like a small group of contestants made it through the recent worldly issues. Let's see were we all stand now...

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So it is that time again, you know what I mean, post it up time...

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Nothing to see here folks, just a few heads of acans, slow growing LPS. They have definately healed up and increased in size, but not numbers.

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And just so you all know, the pot is sweet with a LPS frag pack for the winner. I will see if I can get some photos of the prizes as it sounds like a sweet batch of corals.

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I have 2 new polyps. One of my 3 original polyps is still only a half and has never fully healed. So 2.5 originals, and 2 new polyps. The new polyps are already about 1/4 the size of the big ones and coloring up too. 

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OBrien Acan-A, Check-in: May 26:

Looks like I've stalled my growth.   My system changes and fish room remodeling have tweaked the corals in some way, so my frag isn't in growth mode.   

Everyone else's looks great.  Nice job!

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Everyones frags look great!

Dont forget this is the last day of the month to post up you update photos, which is quite often the means of disqualification.

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By the way, mine was Acan A. I’m not sure if I posted that. Gets hard to tell with camera phone pics of underwater rainbow animals. Anyone else got new polyps on Acan A or just the second one? 

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Well here is my photo for May, but I am out of the competition. After last months face dive mine took, it started to go down hill. It receded so much the skeleton started to poke out so I made the decision to move it to my main tank. It is recovered and I think I see a couple new heads. Good luck to everyone still in it!

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I apologize about the late reminder but life has been a bit "off" for me lately... That being said, we need to see some continuing contestants if possible. I am about up to 5 polyps as of now. AAAWWWwww Yeah!

 

 

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So here is my update on my acans.

My previous 2 heads have filled out nicely and I now have 2 more growing! 9 total heads!

Love the colors on this guy!!!

I have 1 polyp which has been a little pissed this week....... not sure why especially since the other acans on the frag rack look great, but seems to be getting better. 

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OBrien Acan-A, Check-in: June 25:

I took a step back this month.  My previous mini-frag tank had Aptasia.  And they weren't coming with the corals into the new frag tanks.  So on June 12th, i snapped my frag off it's plug and transplanted it.   In the process, I cracked the skeleton.   So, attached is the June 12th picture (bright white plug) and today's photo.  No need to get too close, nor fancy.  

At the same time, I've determined my system is low on NO3.  So starting yesterday I'm on a an campaign to increase it.  Maybe next month my acan frag will show some grown... 

June 12th New Frag Plug

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June 25th photos 

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Mine is obviously happy after the tank move. 2 new heads have gotten big already. 

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It is the last day for Acan updates! So far it is looking like some nice competition growing in, lets keep it up.

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