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Krux last won the day on December 19 2009

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  1. Krux

    Back at it... RSR 170

    I am one of those idiots that buys a Spath thinking he will be the one to keep it looking pretty... posting a photo so I can prove myself wrong in a month... at least for now it is so colorful it looks fake! Also included a group photo for scale, which really means nothing to anyone but me, but I guess it will help me count branches to see if it grew any...
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    Where to buy Python type tubing?

    try searching for home brewing equipment on craigslist, 1/2" silicone tubing is commonly used in that hobby, and will pop up from time to time for like $1/ft
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    Serious Salt Creep Problem

    Hey Piero, It hit me too about 6 months ago. Steve told me he saw you a few months back, next time you guys get together let me know, I will buy the first round. Agreed on the Tidal channel, I can sit and have his live shows going on in the background all day. Hope you find a way to get a tank again, hit me up, I am happy to help if you need help moving something in.
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    Back at it... RSR 170

    What I thought was a SunsentMonti from @Gil&Fin but it is turning purple on the edges, why must everything turn purple? Tubbs Stellata from Cuttlefish is finding its groove. Wild Aussie from Cuttlefish, looking to be a neon green Highlighter tenuis White Lightning horrida from Cuttlefish Rainbow Monti from @Optimusprime3605 Still on the hunt for a 20k Lokani, RR Maleficent, Pinky the Bear, Purple Monster with lineage, Bahama Mamma, and Icefire Echinata if you have a line on those. That's all for now. If you are in SW Portland, have a DSLR, and want to come for a photo shoot so I can get some good pictures I will trade pizza and beer for your time, hit me up.
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    Back at it... RSR 170

    Well, it has been three weeks since the last update. I have finally gotten pretty close to figuring out my alk dosage, running at around .7dkh per day of usage. I am seeing some happy corals starting to extend polyps more and more in the day hours. A few of these shots are horrible, I still can't get the phone to shoot blue corals quite right, and some of the pieces are just too well lit, I can't turn down the brightness enough to get any detail... they will work for growth tracking shots though. Confusa (I think) from @Gil&Fin Forest Fire Digi From @Optimusprime3605 (blown out photo) Wild Australian piece from Cuttlefish interwebs think granulosa, starting to throw some radial corallites Microladas from Cuttlefish (another blown out photo) Rouge Milli from Cuttlefish can't really focus on it yet, oriented the wrong way Wild Australian probably a spathulata from Cuttlefish, it can't tell if it wants to be yellow or pink The Green Blob - still thinking this is a Paletta Tricolor Red Gecko getting settled in, recent Cuttlefish pick up. Aussie Purple Monst-ish in the background. Another wild Aussie acro from cuttlefish, no clue what it is but the colony was a table. tips are going a nice rose color, they look more purple in photo Red Dragon continues to be a purple dragon Blue Tort from Cuttlefish, this one needs some TLC but I swear it looks better after two days in the tank. Maybe @CuttleFishandCoral can back me up on this. Does not photograph well at 550 par Some old school Purple People Eaters that I scored from @goldenbasketreef Red cyphastrea also from @goldenbasketreef Wild Aussie from Cuttlefish, this is looking to be a "shortcake" and is turning blue on the growth edges
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    New additions in my Reefer XL 425

    I peak at around 600 par in my light cycle. Looking back at my photos I got mine on 6/10 for reference.
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    New additions in my Reefer XL 425

    Don't know the name on it, but I got a frag of the same coral from Jeff a couple of months back. It was the same olive green like yours with just the hint of purple on the tips. This is what it is looking like now under 12k LED... my best guess is it is something similar to Paletta Tricolor but it is still growing into a different shape. It is losing its finger-like shape and is starting to put out significant radial corallites. The really light purple coloration that you see on the right hand side started developing within the last three weeks. I have mine under ridiculous par, ymmv. Please excuse crappy iphone pic.
  8. Prepare to be sad you missed the event (wife picked the caulastrea and sarcophyton, guess she doesn't like sticks): <<insert questionable iphone pics>> <<ignore the algae, Masta Killa assassinated my entire clean up crew, just picked up a fresh batch of takeout for him yesterday>>
  9. Thanks Holly, the wife and I had fun! I think some of the "frags" were so large it is shaking up the territory shuffle in the tank The whole clan has been exploring and claiming the juicy new pieces all day. I keep telling my wife "girls like aquariums too" so bringing her along was healthy for both my hobby and hopefully hers in the future.
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    Back at it... RSR 170

    In the ongoing investigation into what the heck is the Green Lump, I shot this horrible top-down pic to show the changes to the color at the tips. Still looking sort of like the Paletta Tricolor, still totally the wrong shape. I will likely need to update this later as when looking at the photo on the monitor the shot is shameful... I really need one of those spyglass things.
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    Back at it... RSR 170

    Also have an updated photo on green nubbin/purple plasma, it hasn't really grown, but I think this is a better photo than I posted above.
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    Back at it... RSR 170

    picked up a couple of pieces from Rudy today that I had won in an auction. I needed some red to tide me over until I find a frag of the RR Maleficent. Also grabbed some OG PPe's which are one of only two morphs I want in this tank. If anyone has a line on some OG Tubb's Blues please let me know, that is the other one I want. For the zoas I had to reset the lights to CoralLab AB+ as the PPE's just didn't show well under my 12k photo setting for the Radion, unfortunately my iPhone hates UV from LEDs... lesser of two evils. I hate zoas, some of you may remember my experiment a decade ago with regal angels trying to get them to eat 'em up in my bare bottom 75 gallon mixed reef, then I tried sundial snails, but TB and PPE bring me back to the old days, I can make an exception this time. Thanks @goldenbasketreef
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    Australian Frag Tracking Thread

    Last shot, I am pretty sure this tenuis-ish colony was part of the Aussie shipment, maybe Jeff can confirm. It was in the same tank but may have been an innocent bystander. Very vibrant lime green coloration, the broken tip is mostly healed.
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    Australian Frag Tracking Thread

    This colony had a pinkish cast, it appears to be a shortcake style coral. I couldn't pull the magenta out of the background enough and still get an accurate color depiction of the frag as it is somewhat shadowed, will move it around for the next check-in, but this is close.
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    Australian Frag Tracking Thread

    Here is a club-shaped deep water acro, the colony had a semi-saturated neon yellow-green on the top side of the coral, you can see hints of it on this piece. This is another one that I have no clue what the species is.